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, CGD 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. At the following levels, CGD Society members also receive:

  • $150 – weekly CGD newsletter; premier event invitations; recognition on CGD’s website
  • $500 – all benefits at the $150 level; complimentary copies of CGD published books
  • $1,000-$4,999 – all benefits at the $500 level; acknowledgment in CGD’s annual report
  • $5,000 and up – Partners Council benefits

Current Members
Last updated February 2022

Jeremy Avins

Paul Ballard

Michael Behr

David Berk

Patrick Brenny

Paul Cadario

Gerard Caprio

Shanta Devarajan

Kathryn Fox

Louise Fox

Sanjeev Gupta

Lawrence Hannah

Chris Hollindale

Kusi Hornberger

Paul Isenman

Willene A. Johnson

Jeffery Katz

Sean Konig

Carol Lee

Francis Lethem

Patrick Levin

Robert Liebenthal

Irene Martin

Wendell Mottley


Andrew Natsios

Kara Newman

Praful Patel

Arturo Porzecanski

Jamie Randolph

Alexandar Shakow

Michele Teitelbaum

Jacob Trefethen

Edwin Truman

USAID Alumni Association

Victoria Van Hyning

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