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Sunday, November 24, 2013
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MICHAEL MACLEOD

Michael MacLeod, 71, died at his home in New York on Tuesday from complications from cancer.

In 1987, he and Delbert Clark founded Public Interest Data Inc., a technology firm supporting nonprofit fundraising with an emphasis on exceptional client service. Michael further devoted his life to advancing humanitarian causes through his three decades of serving as trustee and advisor to organizations including Amnesty International, Oxfam, Center for Victims of Torture, The Harlem Link Charter School, the Advocacy Institute, and the Tahirih Justice Center. Michael earned the Bronze Star as a veteran of the Vietnam War, and in 1980 was honored to manage the presidential campaign of John Anderson.

A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Michael is survived by his wife, Whitney Burnett; his sister, Margaret Kennedy, and her two sons, Alex and Andy Cmil; his daughter, Kafi Blumenfield; and his two grandchildren, Nia and Obi; all of whom made Michael's world a much better place.

Michael touched many lives and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make contributions to Amnesty International.