CGD Society



CGD Society members share a commitment to a better future for people in the developing world. Our supporters are well-informed professionals, policymakers, advocates, students and other citizens who value independent, rigorous research and active engagement in the policy process and who understand how much can be accomplished through policy change.

Throughout the year, Society members receive advanced notice of the Center's public conferences and events and are invited to participate in informal, private briefings. These are unparalleled opportunities to exchange ideas and information with CGD experts, and with leading figures in international policy, business, NGO, and media circles. Society members also receive copies of select CGD publications. To join, we ask Society members to make a contribution of $150 or more. 


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Current Members
Last updated July 2016

Don Abramson
Aleef Adam
Nazir Ahmad
Heather Allegar
Paul Applegarth
Robert Armstrong
Alicia Bannon
Andrea Bare
Jere Behrman
Jerald Belofsky
Marguerite Berger
Howard Berman
Alvaro Bermejo
Jan Berris
Debapriya Bhattacharya
Brian Boland
Canyon Bosler
Patrick Brenny
Lawrence Bridwell
Barbara Bruns
John Burg
Christopher Byrd
Paul Cadario
Thomas Callaghy
Gerard Caprio
Sean Carroll
Jenny Chen
Michael Christie
Michael Clemens & Selvin Akkuş Clemens
Julie Clugage
Lindsay Coates

Anne Cummings
Dana Dalrymple
Gordon Day
Whitney Debevoise
Elsa de Morais Sarmento
Michele de Nevers & Branko Milanovic
Paul Dowling
Lee Edlefsen & Susan Ranney
Khandakar Elahi
Paula Feeney
Gary Filerman
James Fox
Patrice Franko
William Garvelink
Alan Gelb
David Gergen
Neil Ghosh
Stephen Giddings
Frederick Goldberg
Ana Rita Gonzalez
David Gordon
Abner Greene
Jose Angel Gurria Trevino
John Hicklin & Sharmini Coorey
Kusi Hornberger
Margaret & Paul Isenman
Paul Jensen
Alain Joaris
Willene A. Johnson

Peter Kimm
Molly Kinder
Nicholas Kolodny
Pat Kuta
Daniel Kyba
Ken Lay
Carol F. Lee
Francis Lethem
Robert Liebenthal
Lawrence MacDonald & Hannah Moore
Ajay Markanday
Miguel Martinez
James Michel
Jonathan Morduch
Alec Morton
Donna & Todd Moss
Joan Nelson & Jacob Meerman
Andrew Natsios
Lisa Nichols
Molly O’Donnell
Noreen O’Meara
Marjorie Opuni
Toby Ord
Hugh Patrick
Carol Peasley
Arturo & Nina R. Porzecanski
David Post
Theophilos Priovolos
James Richardson

Charles & Judith Riemenschneider
David Roodman
Susan Rose-Ackerman
Edward Salt
William Savedoff
S. Jacob Scherr
Alex Shakow
Jeffrey Sherman
Adam L. Shrier
John Simon
Joseph Sinatra
Brian Smith
Jerome Smith
Muhammad Sosseh
Jennifer Spratt
Michele Teitelbaum
Sergio Trindade
Ted Truman
Richard Trunnell
Nicolas van de Walle
Roberta van Haeften
Toni Verstandig
Delaney Vun
Yan Wang
Staci Warden
Scott Weathers
James Wolfensohn
Chantale Wong
Gregory Woods
Yang-Ro Yoon
Julie Ziegler
Kristopher Zyp

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