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Current Members:

Chairman's Circle
ExxonMobil Foundation
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Johnson & Johnson
Sanofi Pasteur
UBS Financial Services Inc.
Nancy Birdsall
Edward W. Scott Jr.
Smita Singh & Tim Westergren
Lawrence H. Summers
Maureen White & Steve Rattner

President's Circle
Deloitte LLP
GE Foundation
Nestlé S.A.
United Health Group
Hon. Henrietta Fore
C. Boyden Gray
Susan Levine
Miller-Wehrle Family Foundation
Robert Mosbacher, Jr.
Rachel Pritzker

Leadership Circle
Munir Alam & Samira Rahmatullah
Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
Tony & Judy Fratto
Thomas Gibian & Christina Grady
Brad Horwitz
Kassy Kebede
Ruth Levine
Lord Mark Malloch-Brown
Robert McCarthy
Jonathan & Jennifer Oppenheimer
Amit J. & Vicky L. Patel Foundation
Karl & Kirsten Pfleger
BJ & Alicia Pittman

Development Circle
Timothy & Jennifer Adams
Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss
David & Deborah Douglas
John Lipsky & Zsuzsanna Karasz
Ed & Monique McNally
Daniel & Felicia Morrow
Moisés Naím
Dina Habib Powell
Thomas Powell
Nancy Truitt
Frank Vogl


Updated July 27, 2016

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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. CGD benefits from those who join in our deliberations and support our work.

This is where the Partners Council comes in. The Partners Council is a forum where CGD convenes highly-respected actors committed to making the world a more prosperous, just, and safe place for us all. Business and civic leaders benefit from our well-informed, independent, and data-driven analysis. And CGD in turn learns from our Partners Council colleagues as the private sector plays an increasingly significant role in development.

As part of a non-governing body of the Center, Partners Council members are able to engage directly with CGD experts and our network through private breakfasts, preferred access to briefings and events, tailored communications, and more. Through these benefits, they gain insight on issues that are relevant to their businesses and exchange valuable perspectives on shared global challenges.

Center for Global Development Partners’ Council members appreciate CGD’s governing principles of transparency and independence: They understand we do not accept funding that seeks to impose limits or restrictions on CGD’s independence in research, findings, conclusions or resulting publications.

Membership Benefits

Members of the Partners Council enjoy frequent opportunities to engage with CGD experts and networks at private events in Washington, reserved seating at public events, and participation in our annual Summit.

Chairman's Circle ($50,000+) - corporations, institutions, or individuals

  • Opportunity to collaborate on two customized activities on issues of shared priority: one-two private meetings/roundtables and/or one public event (in consultation)
  • Up to three formal briefings and ideas exchange with CGD experts throughout the year (in consultation)
  • Ability to rent CGD’s state-of-the-art facilities to host company-related events (in consultation)
  • All benefits below

President's Circle ($25,000+) - corporations, institutions, or individuals

  • Opportunity to co-host a private meeting/roundtable on issues of shared priority (in consultation)
  • One formal briefing with CGD experts per year (in consultation)
  • A private meeting/conference call between member representatives and CGD experts to create a focused business engagement strategy at the start of each year
  • A dedicated relationship manager and senior fellow who serve as points of contact to help navigate members through CGD’s programs, networks, and resources
  • Company-wide invitations to CGD’s policy breakfasts, private roundtables, and public events
  • All benefits below

Leadership Circle ($10,000+) - individuals only

  • Invitation to participate the day-long Annual Partners Council Summit
  • Priority invitation to the annual Sabot Memorial Lecture series
  • Priority invitation to the Fall and Spring Private Dinner with CGD’s Board, fellow Partners Council members, CGD experts, and supporters
  • All benefits below

Development Circle ($5,000+) - individuals only

  • Invitation to private Partners Council breakfasts with key national and international policy influencers
  • Quarterly insider update on CGD’s research, events, and timely development issues in The Partnership newsletter
  • Prominent recognition in CGD’s Commitment to Development Acknowledgment Wall of donors
  • Priority invitations and reserved seating to events held or hosted by CGD
  • Complimentary copies of CGD publications
  • Acknowledgment on CGD's website

Other Partnership Opportunities

There are several additional exclusive ways for companies to partner with CGD. For further information on further engagement opportunities, please direct inquiries to: Ben Leo or Anna Moran at or 202.416.4049.

Please note that reservations of CGD’s event spaces and meetings with CGD scholars will be scheduled for President’s Circle and Chairman’s Circle members based on staff availability and discretion.