Brendan Pringle, Development Officer
As a student of Cal Poly State University, Brendan Pringle first
became active in the Conservative Movement as the only conservative
writer for his university newspaper. From there, he was elected
president of Cal Poly's conservative club. Young America's
Foundation helped him revive the club, establishing it as the
official conservative voice on campus with activities like Freedom
Week and groundbreaking guest speaker events.
After the university all but denied the club funding for speakers,
Mr. Pringle spearheaded a major 60-day fundraising effort, seeking
out private supporters from the community to bring New York Times
best-selling author Ann Coulter and actor/social critic Joseph
Phillips to Cal Poly's campus. In April of 2012, he became a YAF
Club 100 activist, and was later recognized by the Foundation for
Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for his efforts to highlight
the importance of free speech on campus.
Mr. Pringle was also a recipient of the Phillips Foundation's
Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship for his conservative
activism, and was highlighted by
Cal Poly's Office of Student Affairs for his efforts to
bring intellectual diversity to campus.
Upon graduating with a BA in English and a Law and Society minor,
Mr. Pringle became a summer intern through YAF's National
Journalism Center, working under media legend and former
Washington Times editor John Solomon for two news
wires--EnergyGuardian and WashingtonGuardian.
Mr. Pringle has remained committed to the ideals of the Young
America's Foundation, and is excited to bring his campus activism
experience and his enthusiasm for the Conservative Movement to the
YAF team as a Development Officer.
One of six children, his younger brothers remain active in YAF's
programs at the high school and university level.