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 January 2017

Donald Abramson
Timothy Adams
George Alleyne
Simone Aloisio
Kym Anderson
Beverly Morris Armstrong
Alicia Bannon
Tracy Beavers
Jere Behrman
Beatrice Bezmalinovic
Canyon Bosler
Patrick Brenny
Stijn Bruers
Paul Cadario
Gerard Caprio
Chris Collins
Franco Conzato

Sharmini Coorey
Gordon Day
Jill Demeter
Katherine Divens
Colleen Donovan
Susan and
Edward Elmendorf
Ney Flores
James Fox
Stephen Giddings
David Gordon
Johann Harnoss
John Hicklin
Kusi Hornberger
Embry Howell
Barbara Hunt
Willene A. Johnson

Peter and Grace Kimm
Daniel Kyba
Kenneth Lay
Francis Lethem
Susan Levine
Miguel Martinez
Jim Michel
Andrew Natsios
Lisa Nichols
Ngozi Okonjo-lweala
Hugh Patrick
Arturo and
Nina Porzecanski
Jennifer Potter
James Richardson
Susan Rose-Ackerman
Edward Salt

William Savedoff
Alexander Shakow
Adam Shrier
John Simon
Joseph Sinatra
Brian Smith
Jennifer Spratt
James Storms
Michele Teitelbaum
Timothy and Sally Tomlinson
Edwin Truman
Roberta Van Haeften
Dian-er Wang
Chantale Wong
Cream Wright
Yang-Ro Yoon

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