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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 2021

Berry Appleman
Jeremy Avins
Shaida Badiee
Nathan Bailey
Michael Behr
Phil Bennett
Michael Bergman
David Berk
Eric Bertelsen
Nancy Birdsall
Patrick Brenny
Barbara Bruns
Paul Cadario
Abigail Cain
Paul Caplan
Suzannah Carr
Mark Chambliss
Joey Chao
Molly Charles
Jonathan Cunningham
Carol Dabbs
Dennis de Tray
Jonathan Esala
Louise Fox
Kathryn Fox & David Stuart
Lyndsey Garcia
Austin Gayler
Stephen Giddings
Amanda Glassman
Frederick Goldberg
Ian Gonzalez
Ed Gracely
Spencer Graham
M. Grinstead Charity Fund
Eva Guadamillas Codera
Arushi Gupta
Graham Hall
Will Hamlin
Lawrence Hannah
Timothy Helbig
Andrew Hirschl
Chris Hollindale
Kusi Hornberger
Kenji Hosokawa
Paul Isenman
Robin Jack
Willene A. Johnson in memory of Richard Sabot
Chanaka Karunamuni
Jeffrey Katz
Ronna Keagle
Estefani Krajenbrink
Charles and Mona Kramer
Ko Eun Lee
Francis Lethem
Patrick Levin
Robert Liebenthal
Victor Luu
Xander Madsen
Elene Makonnen
Nicholas and Phoebe Malcolm Preston
Irene Martin
Miguel Martinez
Joshua Marxen
James Michel
Filipe Miranda
Abdulghany Mohamed
Andrew Natsios
Gerardo Nunez
Charly Olson
Praful Patel
Michal Pawlicki
Anna Pimenta
Esther Platt
Arturo Porzecanski
Martin Randall
Jamie Rudolph
Alfred Riddle
Ju-Vern See
Alexander Shakow
Maryssa Sklaroff
Gardner Smith
Natalie Spaulding
Michele Teitelbaum
Lloyd Trefethen
Edwin Truman
Vanessa Vander Brink
Roberta van Haeften
Emmanuel Vaughn
Nicolaus von der Goltz
Christine Wallich
Michael Wittig
Yang-Yo Roon
Xiao Jin Yu
Dasha Zenkovich
Min Zhu
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