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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 – quarterly President’s update 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; invitation to a private CGD event and reception and listing as an event sponsor
  • $5,000 and upPartners Council benefits


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Current Members
Last updated October 2018

Donald Abramson
Abdulatif Al-Hamad
George Alleyne
Magdi Amin
Felice Apter
Robert Armstrong
Alicia Bannon
Peter Bate
Jere Behrman
Tracy Betts
Amar Bhattacharya
Richard Bilsborrow
Nancy Birdsall
Katie & Brian Boland
Lawrence Bridwell
Gerard Caprio
Howard Elliott

A. Edward Elmendorf
Marco Ferroni
Alyssa Fine
Kathryn Fox
Charles Frank
Paul Gerke
John Goodrich
Hassan Haghparast Bidgoli
Daniel Hartman
Kusi Hornberger
John Hurley
Paul Isenman
Willene A. Johnson
Matthew Kelleher
James Kiawoin
Stanley Kober

Jenny Lah
Brent Lanoue
Carol Lee
Sun-Joo Lee
Francis Lethem
Robert Liebenthal
John Lipsky
Douglas Lucius
Marina Madeo
Elene Makonnen
Eduardo Martinez
Miguel Martinez
James Michel
Amaniel Mrutu
Andrew Natsios

Charles Riemenschneider
Edward Salt
William Seybold
Adam Louis Shrier
Joseph Sinatra
Michele Teitelbaum
Timothy Tomlinson
Roberta Van Haeften
Emmanuel Vaughn
Aaron Williams
Ian Wronski
Yang-Ro Yoon
Victor Zamora
Dasha Zenkovich

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