Associate Fellow, Inclusive Governance
Charles T. Moran - a native of Los Angeles - is a political & non-profit fundraising professional with 16 years of experience working on campaigns and initiatives from local races to presidential-level events. He works extensively in California with clients of all sizes to develop and execute fundraising and public affairs programs.
Over the last 16 years, Moran has developed a reputation marked by progressive increases in responsibility and scope for the challenging fundraising landscape in America’s largest donor state. Early on, he cut his teeth working with the California Republican Party before going into private consulting, leading the first Los Angeles re-election fundraiser for President George W. Bush in 2003. Over the last 8 years, he regularly took the lead on fundraising efforts for various Republican statewide fundraising operations for Presidential, US Senate and California ballot initiatives.
Building strong donor relationships throughout California and selected national constituencies, Moran’s experience building durable, flexible and realistic fundraising programs has helped his clients achieve ambitious goals, with a high level of attention to detail. Within the fundraising community, he is particularly noted for stewarding clients and donors from diverse ethnic & social backgrounds, tapping into new pools of funding and support for the changing face of the modern conservative movement. With meaningful experience in campaign communications, Moran provides advice and direction to campaigns to best maximize donor participation. In the 2016 election cycle, he served as the statewide finance director for the John Cox for Governor campaign.
Charles earned a B.A. in Politics from Occidental College in Los Angeles, and his Masters of Public Policy (MPP) from Pepperdine University in Malibu. He is regular commentator on current events & public policy on several domestic and international cable news networks. He is a member of the American Association of Political Consultants, winning a “40 under 40” award in 2017, and the American Legislative Exchange Council.