Tommy McDonald "is a veteran communications strategist working on social justice issues for many groups, including Children Now, the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, the Justice Policy Institute, and the Youth Law Center. Tommy was funded by George Soros' Open Society Institute to work on juvenile justice issues. Tommy has also handled consumer litigation, affordable housing, drug policy, human rights and gun control issues. He served as the communications director for a California ballot initiative campaign on juvenile justice.“ 
- Advisory Board, Breakthrough Institute
- ”Biography”, Accessed January 2007.