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Obama Fundraiser Bernard Named White House Liaison to the NEH

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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."


Above, a photo I shot of Gifford (left) and Bernard at the kick-off to Obama's inauguration at the Lincoln Memorial.

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  1. This is excellent news because this is one of the most substantively important and powerful positions in the Administration. With this appointment -- plus Michelle's choosing of a gay man as the White House interior designer -- we clearly have raised our profile with President Obama.

    Posted by: EXCELLENT | Feb 19, 2009 10:46:28 AM


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