Megan Hull

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Megan Hull is a left-of-center advocacy philanthropist, who regularly donates to Democratic candidates and left-progressive causes. Her father is Blair Hull, an investor, a former unsuccessful Illinois Democratic politician, and the multi-millionaire founder of the left-of-center grantmaking nonprofit the Hull Family Foundation.


In 2006, Megan Hull co-founded the Secretary of State Project, an effort sponsored by members of the Democracy Alliance to elect senior state elections officials, typically state secretaries of state, from the Democratic Party. 1

According to her biography on the now-defunct organization’s website, in 2004 — prior to her work at the Secretary of State Project — she “was a Project Director for Democracy Reform at the Center for Civic Participation.” 2

Currently, Federal Election Commission donation filings list Hull as a self-employed consultant in Washington, D.C. 3

Political Philanthropy

Like the rest of her family, Megan Hull benefits from the profits generated by Hull Investments, LLC, the investment company that was created out of the $531 million sale of her father’s Hull Trading Company to Goldman Sachs. 4

As a result, she donates hundreds of thousands each year to Democratic candidates and political committees. In 2019 alone, as of October 2019, she has donated $346,712 to such causes, with $150,000 going to the left-of-center Be a Hero PAC. 5


  1. Vadum, Matthew. “Soros-Supported ‘Secretary of State Project’ Dealt Blow in Midterm Elections.” The Daily Caller. The Daily Caller, November 9, 2010.
  2. “Internet Archive: About the Secretary of State Project.” Secretary of State Project, May 11, 2011.
  3. “Megan Hull Individual Contributions.” Accessed October 17, 2019.
  4. “Our Companies.” Hull Investments, LLC. Accessed October 17, 2019.
  5. “Megan Hull Individual Contributions.” Accessed October 17, 2019.
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