Robert George


Dr. Robert P. George is the Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). He is also a McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University. One of America’s foremost scholars in the fields of constitutional law, ethics, and political philosophy, he has won numerous awards for his academic and civic work, including the Presidential Citizens Medal. He has served on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights

He is a former Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. He is the author or editor of many books, including Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality and The Clash of Orthodoxies: Law, Morality, and Religion in Crisis and co-author of Embryo: A Defense of Human Life.

(Note: Views expressed by the American Principles Project Foundation and/or on this website are not necessarily those of Professor George.)

Board of Directors

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Sean Fieler is President of Equinox Partners, L.P. and the Kuroto Fund, L.P. Over the past two decades, Mr. Fieler and his partners have assembled a research team capable of analyzing businesses around the world, a capability that has enabled Equinox Partners and the Kuroto Fund to consistently purchase superior businesses at substantial discounts to their intrinsic value.

Mr. Fieler serves as Chairman of the American Principles Project Foundation and the Chiaroscuro Foundation. He serves as a board member of the Witherspoon Institute, the Manhattan Institute, the Dominican Foundation, the Committee for Monetary and Research & Education, the Acton Institute and the Susan B. Anthony List.

A graduate of Williams College with a degree in political economy, Mr. Fieler speaks and publishes on the topic of monetary reform. He has spoken on monetary policy at the annual Grant’s Conference and the Atlas Liberty Forum and has written for The Wall Street Journal and The Weekly Standard.

Mr. Fieler lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife, son, and three daughters.

Maggie Gallagher


Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at American Principles Project Foundation. She has been a thought leader on life, religious liberty, and especially marriage, for more than 25 years.

Ms. Gallagher is the author of four books on marriage, including The Case for Marriage with University of Chicago Prof. Linda J. Waite; and her latest book, Debating Same-sex Marriage, co-authored with Prof. John Corvino. After founding and running a think-tank on marriage, The Institute for Marriage and Public Policy, Ms. Gallagher later co-founded The National Organization for Marriage in 2007, which The Washington Post called the “pre-eminent organization” fighting the imposition of same-sex marriage. Her Weekly Standard piece “Banned in Boston” launched a national debate over the religious liberty consequences of same-sex marriage.

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Charles (Charlie) McKinney is President of Sophia Institute Press and its online apostolates and Mr. McKinney has worked in the non-profit sector for nearly 15 years, serving most recently as Vice President at the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, New Hampshire, where he oversaw marketing, fundraising, admissions, and communications. He has also served the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (Wilmington, DE) and at the Bill of Rights Institute (Washington, DC).

Mr. McKinney is currently Chairman of the Board of Cornerstone Policy Research, a New Hampshire think tank dedicated to preserving traditional values and limited government. He lives in Amherst, New Hampshire, with his wife, Carolyn, and four children.

Frank Cannon


Francis Cannon is the President of American Principles Project Foundation. For more than 30 years, Mr. Cannon has worked in the public policy arena. Past and current clients include the trafficking office of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (for which his firm was awarded the Silver Anvil by the Public Relations Society of America and the Silver SABRE by PRWeek), the Knights of Columbus, the National Organization for Marriage, and the Susan B. Anthony List, as well as several national campaigns, members of Congress, major grassroots organizations, and non-profit organizations. Mr. Cannon is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

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Luis Tellez is a Trustee and the President of the Witherspoon Institute. Mr. Tellez received a BS and MS in chemical engineering, as well as an MBA in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis. Mr. Tellez spent the early part of his career working in the chemical industry, and subsequently spent over twenty years administering several not-for-profit corporations. He has been a member of the Advisory Council of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University since its inception in 2000. Mr. Tellez is one of the founders of the Witherspoon Institute.


Ross W Burnam CPA, CFP® has been providing consulting, management, and related services to the owners and operators of both commercial and tax exempt organizations through a firm he and his wife started in 1983. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware and a veteran of the United States Army.

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Robert (Bob) Case is Chief Executive Officer of Ingalls & Snyder LLC, a privately owned investment advisor and broker-dealer based in New York City. Through an extensive career in financial services at JP Morgan, Citigroup, and Morgan Stanley, Mr. Case has previously held senior roles in investment management, research, risk management, and investment banking.

Mr. Case received an A.B. from Harvard College in Applied Mathematics, a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of The New York Fellowship.

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