The Campaign Reform Project was founded in 1995 by Jerome Kohlberg. The Honorable Mike Synar, former Congressman from Oklahoma served as the first president of the group. The organization is committed to fundamental campaign finance reform.
The Campaign Reform Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, focuses on revitalizing our democratic processes by working with the business community to achieve campaign finance reform. The Campaign Reform Project has established a Business Advisory Council to help educate business leaders about the importance of campaign finance reform.
Mr. Kolhberg also founded The Campaign for America, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, which focuses on mobilizing citizens and organizations in support of campaign finance reform.
Jerome Kohlberg is a co-founder and limited partner of the investment firm Kohlberg & Co. From 1976 to 1987 he was a senior founding partner of the investment firm of Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co. (KKR). Under his leadership KKR successfully completed over twenty-five transactions of considerable variety. Before founding KKR, Kohlberg was a senior partner and member of the executive committee at Bear, Stearns & Co. At Bear, Stearns, & Co., he was in charge of the investment banking and corporate finance activities of the firm, which included public management buyout financings.
In addition to his commitment to the campaign finance reform, Kohlberg is involved in a number of other philanthropic activities. Kohlberg is a member of the board of managers of Swarthmore College. He received a BA from Swarthmore College, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an LLM from Columbia University School of Law.