I have some exciting news: The Century Foundation is turning 100 this year. March 20th, to be exact, will mark 100 years since we were incorporated by our founder, progressive leader Edward Filene.
Over the last 100 years, TCF fellows and trustees have played a critical role in advancing our nation’s progressive movement. We helped President Franklin Roosevelt construct and pass landmark New Deal legislation. We led the fight for credit unions to allow, for the first time, average Americans to buy their own home. And we were there defending Social Security against plans to destroy it through privatization.
We’ve never been afraid to speak truth to power. We know what it takes to make a difference in people’s lives—to do research with purpose and impact. And we’re not stopping now.
In the coming months, we’ll be rolling out a number of exciting projects and events to celebrate our centennial year, which we’re calling “A Century Ahead.” Stay up to date on our 100th anniversary webpage, which will serve as a home-base for all centennial-related activities in 2019. And be sure to follow along on social media, using the hashtag #TCF100.
Our 100th birthday is much more than just a milestone for us. It’s an opportunity to recommit to what we do best—sweating the details today, for policy progress tomorrow.
With facts under attack and inequality on the rise, this work is needed today more than ever. In the century ahead, we’ll continue to prioritize rigor over reactivity, elevate the best ideas and most diverse voices, and never lose sight of what it takes to make an impact.
If you want to help write the progressive headlines of tomorrow, donate today.
Thanks for your support,
President, The Century Foundation
P.S. Mark your calendars for an exciting announcement from us on Thursday, February 21—you’ll want to check it out!