What We Do

The Democratization of Permanence.

Preservation for every person is now within reach but it requires a fundamentally new kind of organization.

We are applying the tried-and-true, institutional models of cultural heritage preservation and leveraging the accessibility and scale of digital cloud storage to provide a truly one of a kind, innovative, public service.

The Permanent Legacy Foundation is building the world’s first consumer-grade, secure cloud storage service backed by a nonprofit. We’re making digital archives available for individuals, organizations and families.

If we make it possible to preserve the legacy of every individual and make that legacy accessible to future generations, then we can create a resource to transform the idea of human history as we know it.

This is our mission – to preserve and provide perpetual access to the digital legacy of all people for the historical and educational benefit of future generations.

Our Advisors

We are honored to join a rich community of thought leaders, industry experts and fellow travelers. We seek their insight and guidance to tackle our most ambitious challenges and we thank them for their support.

* Our Governing Board members are highlighted below.

Dean Drako
Dean Drako*Founder, President & CEO of Eagle Eye Networks, Founder of Barracuda Networks
Brewster Kahle
Brewster KahleFounder, Internet Archive
Tracy LaQuey Parker
Tracy LaQuey Parker*Internet Hall of Fame Innovator, Best Selling Author, Founder of the UTeach Institute
Mark Surman
Mark Surman

Executive Director, Mozilla Foundation

Cherie Bush

Cherie
Bush

Deputy Chief Geneological Officer, FamilySearch
Stephen Wolfram
Stephen Wolfram*Founder & CEO of Wolfram Research, Wolfram Alpha and Pioneer of Wolfram Language.
Cathi Nelson

Cathi
Nelson

Founder and President of The Photo Organizers (APPO), Speaker and Author
Joshua Baer

Joshua
Baer*

Serial Entrepreneur, Email Guru, Founder & CEO of Capital Factory
Paul Vixie

Paul
Vixie*

Internet Pioneer, Founder of Internet Software Consortium, Internet Hall of Fame inductee
Jeff Ubois

Jeff
Ubois

Program Officer, MacArthur Foundation
David Munson
David Munson*President of the Rochester Institute of Technology. Former Dean of University of Michigan College of Engineering
Karen Jeffrey

Karen
Jeffrey

President,
ForAllSystems

Brian Muntz
Brian
Muntz
Commercial
Photographer
Patii Hixon
Patti
Hixon
Vice President,
Buie & Co
Karl Fogel
Karl
Fogel
Partner, Open Tech Strategies & Best Community Builder, Google/O'Reilly Open Source Award
James Vasile
James
Vasile
Partner, Open Tech Strategies
Brad Jung

Brad
Jung

Partner, Strategy and Product Marketing Decision Counsel
Richard Stiennon
Richard StiennonIndependent Analyst and Author of Secure Cloud Transformation: The CIO's Journey
Wendy Hanamura
Wendy HanaMuraDirector of Partnerships, Internet Archive
Eric Niloff

Eric
Niloff

Co-Founder and CEO, EverPresent

Our Team

Robert Friedman
Robert FriedmanExecutive Director
Megan Dolan
Megan DolanAssistant Director of Communications
Andrew Atwood
Andrew AtwoodSoftware Engineer
Mithuna Krishna
Mithuna KrishnaSoftware Engineer
Bryson Williams
Bryson WilliamsLead Creative