Global Advisory Council

The success of TechnoServe’s work is made possible by the generosity and commitment of our supporters. Global Advisory Council members play an important role in TechnoServe’s ability to help enterprising men and women create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities.

About the program

The Global Advisory Council is a community of members from around the world who deeply care about making a difference and want to share in, and support, the mission of TechnoServe. Members of the Global Advisory Council are ambassadors for TechnoServe, providing financial support, strategic advice and connections to others in order to advance the life-changing work of the organization. 

The Global Advisory Council has been an integral part of TechnoServe since our founding in 1968, and will continue to be as we strive to increase our impact throughout the world.  Even though many of our programs are funded by substantial grants from large organizations, TechnoServe relies on funding from private donors to provide vital support to innovate and deepen our impact in developing world.

Members receive invitations to exciting events to learn more about TechnoServe’s work and connect with others equally as passionate about international development. Global Advisory Council activities are designed to provide an “insider’s perspective” into our work and include:

  • Annual trips to visit TechnoServe’s programs in action and speak with beneficiaries
  • Quarterly webinars highlighting TechnoServe’s successes and challenges
  • Regional events to connect with other TechnoServe supporters
  • Special communications to better understand the impact of poverty in countries where we work
  • Recognition for your outstanding support

Supporting TechnoServe

To help TechnoServe bring economic development and hope to even more enterprising individuals across the developing world, Global Advisory Council members are asked to make a minimum annual gift of $2,500 USD and to connect TechnoServe to potential new GAC members and supporters.


Evelyn A. Windhager Swanson

Chairman

Payson Bullard

Steering Committee Member

Chris Schipper

Steering Committee Member

Nikisha Alcindor

Steering Committee Member

Rick Walleigh

Steering Committee Member

David B. Abernethy

John Adractas

Monica G. Adractas

Kanika Bahl

Susan Ball

Chris Benson

Lauren Blum

Kenneth Branson

Andrew Briggs

Gary Brownell

Carol H. Bullard

Susan Okie Bush

Amy Bullard Davies

Lori O. Clauson

Peter A. Clauson

Alison Conway

George Clothier

Michelle Crowe Hernandez

Erika DiGiovanni

Gregory de Sousa

Emma Dorn

Elizabeth Ebzery

Carter Emerson

Russell Faucett

Amy Frederickson

Johannes Frey

Kristin Frey

Gerald Garbacz

Rolf Goetze

Charles G. Hadley

James Harris

Justin Heyman

Susan Heerin

Leslie A. Johnston

Timothy M. Kingston

Andrzej J. Lubowski

Caroline Lundberg

Yasmine Mahdavi

Ellie Mendesh

John Mendesh

Louise Middleton

Arshad Mumtaz

Timothy Ohlwiler

Alice Ramsey

Rudy Ramsey

Bonnie E. Raquet

Peter Raquet

James T. Riordan

Hans Rueedi

Gerald L. Schmaedick

Benjamin Segal

Eric Sillman

Charles Slaughter

Sarah Spiegel

Matthew Tierney

Michael Tierney

Manfred Tuerks

Patricia E. Tierney

Wendy Walleigh

Ralph Watson

Paisley Kelling

Theodore S. Weber

Emily A. West

Sarah Wester

Shay Wester

Sarah Zimmerman

Andrew Zuraw

Rachel Zuraw

Lorna Power

Lindsay Schallich