Partners Council


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Current Members:

Chairman's Circle
ExxonMobil Foundation
Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Johnson & Johnson
Merck & Co.
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
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 February 15, 2016

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The Partners Council is a unique forum for highly respected corporate and individual actors that share CGD’s commitment to making the world a more prosperous, just, and safe place. Members have the opportunity to engage directly with CGD experts on a broad range of policy issues and to become part of a global network of likeminded leaders.

Throughout the year, Partners Council members receive multiple invitations to private breakfasts, preferred access to briefings and events, tailored communications, and more. They also receive an exclusive invitation to our annual Partners Council Summit. Through these conversations, members gain important insights on shared global challenges and add critical private sector perspectives to CGD’s work.   

Council benefits are tiered, based on level of support. To learn more or to discuss more tailored engagement opportunities, please contact Ben Leo or Cordelia Kenney at or 202.416.4014.


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 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

* 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.

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