Partners Council


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Current Members:

Chairman's Circle
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Johnson & Johnson
Nestlé S.A.
Nancy Birdsall
Edward W. Scott Jr.
Smita Singh & Tim Westergren

President's Circle
McKinsey & Company
Hon. Henrietta Fore
C. Boyden Gray
Susan Levine
Robert Mosbacher, Jr.
Sheryl Sandberg & David Goldberg

Leadership Circle
Deloitte LLP
Ernst & Young
ExxonMobil Corporation
Miller-Wehrle Family Foundation
Amit J. & Vicky L. Patel Foundation
Private Investors for Africa
Munir Alam & Samira Rahmatullah
Thomas Gibian & Christina Grady
Brad Horwitz
Kassy & Liya Kebede
Daniel & Felicia Morrow
Jonathan & Jennifer Oppenheimer
Karl & Kirsten Pfleger
BJ & Alicia Pittman
Rachel Pritzker
Patty Stonesifer & Michael Kinsley
Lawrence H. Summers

Development Circle

Timothy & Jennifer Adams
Tony Barclay
Jonah Busch
Deborah Douglas
John Lipsky & Zsuzsanna Karasz
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Dina Habib Powell
Thomas Powell

Champions Circle
Bernard Aronson
Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss
John Birdsall & Margaret Mintz
Stephen Cashin
Clive Crook
Kimberly Ann Elliott
David Fitch
Tony Fratto
Alan & Caroline Gelb
David Gordon
Ethan Kapstein
Ruth Levine & Steve Goodman
Riva Levinson
John T. & Claire R. Reid
David Roodman
John Toye
Toni Verstandig
Maureen White
Dennis Whittle & Mari Kuraishi
Haynes Wilkes
Jim Wolfensohn

Updated December 7, 2014

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The Center for Global Development’s community of investors plays a crucial role in our efforts to discover and promote practical ways to reduce global poverty and inequality and to make the world a more prosperous, just and safe place for us all. Our impact relies on the individuals and corporations who join in our deliberations and support our work.

The Partners Council is a non-governing membership body whose participants help us through financial contributions, by attracting other potential supporters, and by serving as advocates for CGD's mission in their professional and social communities. Members are highly respected citizens of the world who value being engaged in global development.

Through private breakfasts, access to senior fellows, policymakers, and more, members have the opportunity to meet leading figures in development and gain new insights about the issues of the day. Members bring valued resources to CGD, through their social and professional ties as well as through their philanthropic commitment to our work.

Membership Benefits

We welcome individual membership at all levels below. Corporate or institutional membership is available at the Chairman's or President's Circle levels only.

Chairman's Circle ($50,000+)

  • Opportunity to collaborate with CGD to host a private event/discussion (in consultation)
  • Ideas Exchange (in consultation)
  • All benefits below

President's Circle ($25,000+)

  • Invitation to semi-annual interactive conference calls
  • Invitation for you and a guest to attend CGD’s Spring Board dinner
  • All benefits below

Leadership Circle ($10,000+)

  • Invitation to the day-long annual fall Partners Council Summit
  • All benefits below

Development Circle ($5,000+)

  • Invitation to private Partners Council breakfasts with key national and international policy influencers
  • Priority invitation to the annual Sabot Memorial Lecture series and dinner
  • Recognition on the Commitment to Development acknowledgment wall
  • Priority invitation to events held or hosted by CGD
  • Quarterly update from the Center's president in The Partnership newsletter
  • Complimentary copies of CGD publications
  • Acknowledgment in CGD's annual report

For further information on how to become a member please direct inquires to:
Todd Moss or Anna Moran at or 202.416.4049