Obama Fundraiser Bernard Named White House Liaison to the NEH
By Andy Towle
L.A.-based Obama fundraiser Jeremy Bernard has been named White House liaison to the National Endowment for the Humanities, a Democratic source told the Washington Blade:
"Bernard’s new role means he’ll serve as the primary point person between the White House and NEH, a government agency that provides grants to research and programs in the humanities. Bernard worked with his partner, Rufus Gifford, to raise millions of dollars through their company, B&G Associates, for Obama’s campaign in California...Bernard, a Los Angeles resident, also helped in fundraising efforts for freshman U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.). A superdelegate at the Democratic National Convention in Denver in August, Bernard was pledged to Obama. Bernard worked for Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign and in 1999, then-President Clinton appointed Bernard to serve on a presidential advisory committee at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts."
Last month I reported that Bernard's partner, Rufus Gifford, had been appointed the new finance director for the Democratic National Committee.
Above, a photo I shot of Gifford (left) and Bernard at the kick-off to Obama's inauguration at the Lincoln Memorial.