USA250 is led by a growing group of individuals and institutions making big plans for America’s 250th in 2026.
Board of Directors
USA250 Executive Leadership Council
The USA250 Executive Leadership Council is a platform for America's leading corporations to contribute to the success of the nation's 250th anniversary initiative. We are proud to partner with Comcast, Johnson & Johnson, Walmart, and the WPP family (including Landor and Hill + Knowltown) on this new effort.
Class of 2026
The nation's eyes are focused on the Class of 2026, the next generation of leaders who will come of age during the Semiquincentennial. USA250 is proud to partner with the National Council for Social Studies as we envision a roadmap for robust civic and historical engagement by American students, in connection with the 250th anniversary. Terry Cherry, current NCSS President, serves as an adviser to USA250 on behalf of the organization of America's social studies educators.
The Gen250 Committee is engaging young professionals, artists, thinkers, activists, and others to join the planning for 2026. America’s 250th in 2026 promises to be a transformative economic, civic and cultural opportunity for the nation. We anticipate that USA250 will become one of the biggest civic and business leadership initiatives over the next decade, with a legacy lasting for years and decades beyond. We organized Gen250 not just to ensure that millennials have a seat at the table. Rather, we are enlisting young leaders now who will be central to the partnerships and implementation of America’s 250th initiative as we approach 2026. Please contact Nicole Allen White (email@example.com) to learn more about ways to get engaged.
In 1876, nearly 1 in 4 Americans -- 10M people -- visited the first American world's fair for the United States Centennial. There, they saw new inventions such as the telephone, new monuments such as the Statue of Liberty torch, and they participated in cultural and commercial exchange with American states and foreign nations. USA250 was originally founded by a group of patriotic Philadelphians, inspired by the nation’s founding events and subsequent anniversary celebrations, to organize leadership for a far-reaching national anniversary initiative leading into and through 2026. Our Greater Philadelphia stakeholders committee is an advisory group comprised of Philadelphia-area nonprofit, governmental, higher education and private sectors partners working to advance an exciting vision for America’s 250th in 2026. To start a USA250 advisory group in your community, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Greater Philadelphia Stakeholders Committee, please contact Maud Lyon, President of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, at email@example.com.