Who We Are

Doug Jaraczewski, founder and president, served as Director of Major Gifts at the Democratic National Committee in Washington, DC during the Clinton Administration. While at the DNC, Doug raised money for the Jefferson Trust and Major Supporters Donor Councils, the two highest levels of giving to the national Democratic Party.  While at the DNC, Doug never worked on an event that raised less than $1 million.  He has a wide network in Washington DC, including business and industry PAC contacts.


In 2005 Doug Jaraczewski, president of CFG, Inc., was named a “Rising Star” in politics in Campaigns & Elections magazine.

"Each year Campaigns & Elections’  selects its Rising Stars, up-and-comers of the political world. Some have made their mark by turning losing  campaigns into winners, or demonstrating excellence working on direct mail, polling, get-out-the-vote operations, fund raising or political advocacy. We selected 10 Democrats, 10 Republicans and two others from a talented pool of nominees, which had to be  under age 40. The Rising Stars can be expected to be heard from in future campaigns, and will form the next generation of standouts in the political consulting industry.



DOUGLAS JARACZEWSKI (D) is president of the Campaign Finance Group, Inc., a fund-raising and general political consulting firm in Washington, D.C.
 
Jaraczewski, 35, has a B.S. in political science from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. Prior to opening his own firm, he was a principal at J2 Consulting and finance director for Ben Chandler’s gubernatorial race for Kentucky governor, in 2003. He also served as director of major gifts at the DNC during the Clinton administration. In addition, he has raised funds for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, targeted U.S. House and Senate races, statewide and local campaigns.

In 2004, Jaraczewski was the fund raising consultant for the Louisiana 3rd Congressional District race. He worked for Charlie Melancon in the runoff, where he beat Republican Billy Tauzin III, the incumbent congressman’s son, by 619 votes."
Doug Jaraczewski - CFG, Inc. President and avid Blackhawks fan with the Stanley Cup

Clients & Experience


Partial List of Candidates

Doug Jaraczewski has provided fundraising (PAC & individual) and consulting services to one of the leading stars of the Democratic Party, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI 2).  Further, CFG lead the fundraising effort defeating Tea Party leader former Rep. Allen West in Florida’s 18th congressional race, which until 2017 was the most expensive House race in history.  

Also to the Democratic National Committee; the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee; U.S. Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN); U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY); Mayor Richard M. Daley (D-Chicago); Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, Virginia Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, Governor Joseph Brennan (D-ME); Congressman Ben Chandler for Governor (D-KY); U.S. Representative Thomas H. Allen (D-ME); Marion Berry (D-AR); Danny K. Davis (D-IL); Glen Poshard (D-IL), Charlie Melancon (D-LA) and Steve Rothman (D-NJ); Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb (unseated the incumbent Republican chief justice/first woman chief justice in Alabama history); the Virginia Democratic Caucus; the Florida Democratic Caucus; Alabama Democratic Party; Suffolk County, Long Island Legislator DuWayne Gregory (only African-American in the Suffolk Co. Legislature), Illinois State Senate Assistant Majority Leader Patrick D. Welch; the Committee to Re-Elect the Democratic Senate, Phil Rock, Chairman (Illinois); Kentucky Senate Democrats; Kentucky Democratic Party; Clinton/Gore ’96; and the 1997 Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Experience

Targeted Congressional Candidates.  CFG, Inc. has managed and raised money for several DCCC and AFL-CIO COPE targeted congressional campaigns, including some of the closest races in the country.

Raising Private Sector and Individual Money.  Candidate contacts, lawyers, business leaders, political activists, and untapped donors are all critical to any fundraising operation that exceeds expectations.  Doug has raised millions of dollars from individual donors, which are the back bone of any successful candidate fundraising plan.

Raising Labor Money & National PAC Contributions.  Doug has extensive experience in working with organized labor leaders.  Doug’s grandfather and uncle were Ironworker business agents and father was a member of that same union.  Union leaders answer Doug’s call.  Doug has a special relationship with organized labor.  Doug not only has worked with local unions and their national PAC directors but has worked with their international presidents while at the DNC and on targeted congressional campaigns. Doug has managed and raised money for several DCCC and AFL-CIO COPE targeted congressional campaigns.

Corporate & Financial Services Fundraising. 
CFG has raised contributions from the financial services industry, technology & communications industries and the Sugar Industry for Democratic Members of Congress.  Further, CFG has raised contributions from all sectors of the corporate sector.
DNC and Party Fundraising.  Doug Jaraczewski has provided general and fundraising campaign services to Democratic candidates and political organizations.  Doug has experience fundraising in Washington, DC and on the state and national levels and specializes in high donor, PAC and labor fund-raising throughout the United States.

Events

Doug organized major donor events around President William Jefferson Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Jr., First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mrs. Gore including large galas, small intimate dinners and retreats.
Robert DeNiro hosted the 1999 DNC Hamptons event at which Doug was the lead fundraiser. Rock legends Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora performed at the event.  Doug’s event with Robert DeNiro in the Hamptons raised over $1.2 million.
Robert DeNiro hosts Hamptons event raising over $1.2 Million
Sixty donors participated including Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, Harvey Weinstein, supermodels Christie Brinkley and Stephanie Seymour and Soprano’s stars Lorraine Braco & Edie Falco.  Doug’s final event at the DNC, the Washington Presidential Gala, raised over $4 million for the DNC.  It was Grover Washington’s second to last concert.
Doug organized a major fundraising event with “Broadway” Joe Namath in Los Angeles with legendary Las Vegas casino ambassador Dan Chandler.  He also organized fundraising events surrounding former Bengels wide receiver & TV sportscaster Cris Collinsworth and legendary Kentucky Derby winning trainer Nick Zito and Derby winner Mike Pegram.
Rock legends Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora perform at DNC Jefferson Trust event