MANAGING PARTNER | SHOREBRIDGE CAPITAL PARTNERS
Doug Blagdon is founder and managing partner of ShoreBridge Capital Partners, an investment and merchant banking firm focused on alternative investment opportunities. Doug has devoted extensive time and resources to supporting Covenant House and our mission. He is a member of the Covenant House New York Board of Directors, chairs the CHNY Finance Committee, and serves on the Investment and Pension Committees of Covenant House International.
Prior to founding ShoreBridge, Doug was managing director of SAC Capital Advisors, L.P. He was a member of SAC’s senior management team and responsible for all capital-raising activity. Prior to joining SAC, Doug was managing director of Citigroup and global head of Citi Alternatives Distribution Group. He was a member of Citi Alternative Investments Management, Operating, and Business Practices Committees and co-chair of Citi’s Investment Banking Global Equity Commitment Committee.
Doug began his investment banking career at Kidder, Peabody & Co. Inc., where he was a founding member of the merchant banking department.
Doug received his B.A. from Yale University, graduating cum laude with a double major in economics and psychology. He received his M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Join Doug in his efforts to raise awareness and help the young people of Covenant House build futures of abundance and fulfillment. Make a contribution or purchase a sponsorship or ticket in honor of him now.
C.E.O. | WORKFORCE LOGIQ
2019 Board Service Award Recipient
Jim Burke is chief executive officer of Workforce Logiq. A former member of the Covenant House International Board of Directors, he has emerged, over the past decade, as one of Covenant House’s most devoted and generous supporters. Jim has helped thousands of our children and youth build a bridge from homelessness to hope and opportunity.
In his professional endeavors, Jim has led three technology-enabled services companies: Advanced Discovery, a global e-Discovery and risk management firm; Virtual Radiologic, the world’s largest telemedicine company; and Global Compliance, a leading ethics and compliance services firm. He also has held senior leadership positions at several Fortune 500 companies, including Dun & Bradstreet, where he was Chief Quality Officer and President of Global Information Services, and President, U.S. Customer Segments.
Jim also served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He earned a B.S.B.A. from Villanova University and an M.B.A. from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.
Join Jim in his efforts to raise awareness and help the young people of Covenant House build futures of abundance and fulfillment. Make a contribution or purchase a sponsorship or ticket in honor of him now.
ACTOR | THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
2019 Beacon of Hope Award Recipient
Rachel Brosnahan is an award-winning actor and a devoted advocate for young people facing homelessness. A longtime volunteer and Sleep Out participant, she is a member of the Covenant House International Board of Directors. Rachel generously takes time from a hectic schedule to meet, mentor, and inspire our young people to reach for the stars.
For her performance as Miriam “Midge” Maisel in the critically acclaimed series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Rachel won a Primetime Emmy, a Screen Actors Guild Award, two Golden Globes, and two Critics’ Choice awards in 2018. Just four years earlier, she earned an Emmy nomination for her performance as Rachel Posner in Netflix’s groundbreaking series, “House of Cards.”
Since “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” premiered on Amazon’s streaming service in November 2017, the show has earned an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and two Critics' Choice awards for best comedy. Set in the 1950s, it centers on Midge, who, when her life is suddenly turned upside down, makes the decision to build a new life as a stand-up comic. The show is in its second season.
Rachel also has appeared on the big screen, having recently concluded production on “Ironbark,” alongside Benedict Cumberbatch. Her other film credits include “Patriots’ Day,” “Burn Country,” “Boomtown,” “The Finest Hours,” “Louder Than Bombs,” and “Beautiful Creatures.” She recently narrated “Paris to Pittsburgh,” a documentary on climate change that aired on National Geographic.
Rachel starred as Desdemona in Sam Gold’s off-Broadway production of “Othello,” and made her Broadway debut in 2013 in “The Big Knife.”
On series television, in addition to her breakout role in “House of Cards,” which also earned her Online Film and Television Award nominations and the ensemble a SAG nomination, Rachel starred in two seasons of the critically acclaimed WGN series “Manhattan.” She also signed on as executive producer of a series adaptation of Corey Camperchioli’s short, “Femme.”
Rachel is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.
Each year, millions of young people are shut out of their homes. They wind up on the streets, crashing on a friend’s couch, or finding shelter wherever they can — stairwells, abandoned buildings, public parks. From their first night of homelessness, they become targets for unscrupulous adults who seek to exploit them.
Covenant House exists to help young people build a bridge from homelessness to hope. We believe every child deserves love and respect and tools to build the future of their dreams. Our houses in 31 cities across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Central America offer a safe bed, nourishing meals, loving guidance, and vital services to help youth transform their lives and achieve stability and independence.
Covenant House is the largest primarily privately funded charity in the Americas devoted to helping young people overcome homelessness. Each year, we reach more than 88,000 children and youth, and have helped more than 1.5 million young people transform their lives since our founding in 1972.
For more information, please visit www.covenanthouse.org.