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


Payson Bullard

Steering Committee Member

Chris Schipper

Steering Committee Member

Rick Walleigh

Steering Committee Member

Emily A. West

Steering Committee Member

David B. Abernethy

John Adractas

Monica G. Adractas

Kanika Bahl

Susan Ball

Chris Benson

Lauren Blum

Katie Boland

Kenneth Branson

Andrew Briggs

Gary Brownell

Mary Ann Brownell

Carol H. Bullard

Amy Bullard Davies

Andrew Chapin

Lori O. Clauson

Peter A. Clauson

Graeme Clements

George Clothier

Alison Conway

Gregory de Sousa

Erika DiGiovanni

Emma Dorn

Elizabeth Ebzery

Carter Emerson

Russell Faucett

Sandi Finn

Ronald Foisy

Johannes Frey

Kristin Frey

Eric Fuller

Gerald Garbacz

Rolf Goetze

Charles G. Hadley

Lisa Halsted

Scott Halsted

Susan Heerin

Justin Heyman

Corky Hoffman

Lynn Johnson

Burt Kaliski

Michele Kaliski

Paisley Kelling

Timothy M. Kingston

T'Shaka Lee

Dan Levin

Paul Linthorst

Andrzej J. Lubowski

Caroline Lundberg

Yasmine Mahdavi

Robert McCarthy

Laura McCarty

Ellie Mendesh

John Mendesh

Louise Middleton

Arshad Mumtaz

Timothy Ohlwiler

Susan Okie Bush

Lorna Power

Alice Ramsey

Rudy Ramsey

Bonnie E. Raquet

Peter Raquet

James T. Riordan

David Rodriguez

Hans Rueedi

Lindsay Schallich

Gerald L. Schmaedick

Wayne Schultz

Benjamin Segal

Richard Seltzer

Robin Sherwood

Eric Sillman

James Small

Sarah Spiegel

Matthew Tierney

Michael Tierney

Patricia E. Tierney

Edward Tomeo

Manfred Tuerks

Rudy Veerjee

Wendy Walleigh

Ralph Watson

Theodore S. Weber

Sarah Wester

Shay Wester

Andrew Zuraw

Rachel Zuraw