200 + Signatories on MFAN’s Open Letter

MFAN’s Open Letter to the President on the U.S. Commitment to Global Development will be featured in a print ad this Thursday and you don’t want to miss it. Thanks to your hard work and dedicated efforts, we garnered an unprecedented amount of support for reforming U.S. development from businesses, NGOs, think tanks, prominent individuals, and implementing partners. Our hope is that the broad and diverse collection of signatories will demonstrate to President Obama and policymakers in Washington that wide, far-reaching support exists for the creation of America’s first-ever Global Development Strategy and a rewrite of the 1961 Foreign Assistance Act.

On behalf of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, thank you to the following organizations and individuals who endorsed MFAN’s Open Letter to President Obama:

Organizational Endorsements

34 Million Friends of the United Nations Population Fund, Jane Roberts, Co-Founder

3D Security Initiative, Eastern Mennonite University, Lisa Schirch, Director

Abt Associates, Kathleen L. Flanagan , President & CEO

Academy for Educational Development, Stephen F. Moseley, President & CEO

ACDI/VOCA, Carl H. Leonard, President & CEO

Action Against Hunger

ActionAid USA

Advocates for Youth

Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation, R. Gordon Douglas, Jr. M.D., Executive Chairman

Africa Action, Gerald LeMelle, Executive Director

Alliance to End Hunger

America’s Impact, Executive Committee

American Friends Service Committee

American Jewish World Service, Ruth Messinger, President

American Refugee Committee, Daniel Wordsworth, President

Americans for Informed Democracy, Karen Showalter, Executive Director

Americas Relief & Development Team, Dr. Teo A. Babun, Jr., Executive Director

Amnesty International USA, Larry Cox, Executive Director

AMREF USA, Lisa Meadowcroft, Executive Director

AROGYA, Nalini Saligram, Ph.D. Founder & CEO

Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, Randall Kempner, Executive Director

Barer Institute for Law and Global Human Services, University of Washington School of Law, Manisha Singh, Executive Director

Better World Campaign, Peter Yeo, Executive Director

Bread for the World, David Beckmann, President

Building Tomorrow, George Srour, Executive Director

Business Council for Global Development, LLC

CARANA Corporation, Eduardo Tugendhat, CEO

CARE, Helene D. Gayle M.D., MPH, President & CEO

Cargill, Incorporated


Catholics for Choice, Jon O’Brien, President

Center for American Progress, John Norris, Executive Director, The Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative

Center for Health and Gender Equity, Serra Sippel, President

Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty, Jean F. Duff, Executive Director

Centre for Development and Population Activities, Carol Peasley, President & CEO

ChildFund International, Anne Lynam Goddard, President & CEO

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, Andrew Ryskamp, Director

Church of the Brethren Global Mission Partnerships, Jay Wittmeyer, Executive Director

Church World Service, Rev. John L. McCullough, Executive Director & CEO

Congressional Hunger Center, Edward M. Cooney, Executive Director

Creative Associates International, Inc., Charito Kruvant, President & CEO

Cummins Inc., Tim Solso, Chairman &CEO

Devex, Raj Kumar, President


Episcopal Relief & Development, Robert W. Radtke, President

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Rev. Andrew D. Genszler, Director for Advocacy

Evangelicals for Social Action, Ronald J. Sider, President

Family Care International, Ann M. Starrs, President

FHI, Albert J. Siemens, PhD, Chairman & CEO

Florida Association for Volunteer Action in the Caribbean and the Americas, Demian Pasquarelli, Executive Director

Food for the Hungry, Dave Evans, President & Global Executive Officer

Foundation Builders –Nigeria, Aigbe Omoruyi, CEO

Freedom House, Jennifer Windsor, Executive Director

Global Action For Children

Global Alliance for TB Drug Development

Global Health Council, Jeffrey L. Sturchio, President & CEO

Global Rights: Partners for Justice, Mary E. McClymont, Executive Director

Global Washington, Bookda Gheisar, Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity

Heifer International, Charles Stewart, Interim CEO

Helen Keller International, Kathy Spahn, President & CEO

iLEAP: The Center for Critical Service, Britt Yamamoto, Ph.D., M.S., Executive Director

Initiative for Global Development, Jennifer Potter, President & CEO

INMED Partnerships for Children, Linda Pfeiffer, Ph.D., President & CEO

InterAction, Sam Worthington, President & CEO

International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Seth F. Berkley, President & CEO

International Center for Religion and Diplomacy

International Center for Research on Women, Sarah Degnan Kambou, President

International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Bill Sweeney, President & CEO

International Fund for Animal Welfare, Jeff Flocken, DC Office Director

International Housing Coalition, Bob Dubinsky, CEO

International Medical Corps, Nancy A. Aossey, President & CEO

International Population & Health Services, LLC

International Relief & Development, Dr. Arthur B. Keys, President & CEO

International Rescue Committee, George Rupp, President &CEO

International Resources Group, Asif M. Shaikh, President

International Women’s Health Coalition, Adrienne Germain, President

International Youth Foundation, William S. Reese, President & CEO

Interplast, Susan W. Hayes, President & CEO

IREX, Amb. W. Robert Pearson, President

Just Foreign Policy

Khmer Institute of Democracy, Chhaya Hang, Executive Director

Levi Strauss & Co.

LTL Strategies, René Lake

Lundy Foundation, Vic Dukay, Ph.D., President

Lutheran World Relief, John A. Nunes, President & CEO

Malaria No More

Management Sciences for Health, Dr. Jonathan Quick, President & CEO

Mars Incorporated

Medicines for Malaria Venture, Dr. Dennis Schmatz, CEO

Mennonite Central Committee U.S., J Ron Byler, Executive Director

Mercy Corps, Nancy Lindborg, President

Micah Challenge USA, Jason Alfonse Fileta, National Coordinator

Millennium Water Alliance

Nathan Associates, Lakhbir Singh, President & CEO

Nike Inc.

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, David Krieger, President

ONE, David Lane, CEO & President

Outreach International, Matthew Naylor, PhD, President

Oxfam America, Raymond C. Offenheiser, President & CEO

Partners In Health, Ophelia Dahl, Executive Director

Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa, Julie Howard, Executive Director & CEO

PATH, Christopher J. Elias, MD, MPH, President &CEO

Pathfinder International, Daniel E. Pellegrom, President

Peace Action West, Jon Rainwater, Executive Director

Philanthropy Support Services, Inc.

Plan USA, Audrey Bracey Deegan, Interim President & CEO

Population Action International, Suzanne Ehlers, President & CEO

Population Communication, Robert Gillespie, President

Population Institute, Bill Ryerson, President

Pre-vent, Robin Jafari,MD MBA, Chairman of the Board

Professional Services Council, Stan Soloway, President & CEO

Project Concern International, George Guimaraes, CEO

Publish What You Fund, Karin Christiansen, Director

Puget Sound Millennium Goals Project

Relief International, Farshad Rastegar, President & CEO

Root Capital, Willy Foote, Founder & CEO

SAFE NEPAL, Jayaram Poudel, President

Save the Children, Charles MacCormack, President & CEO

Sensitization Centre, Abdul Samad Said

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S., Joseph DiNorcia, Jr., President & CEO

Sibley International LLC, Donna Sibley, President

Sojourners, Rev. Jennifer Kottler, Director of Policy and Advocacy

Student Global AIDS Campaign, Ntiokam Divine, Founding President

Taxpayers for Common Sense, Ryan Alexander, President

The Episcopal Church

The Nature Conservancy, Mark. R. Tercek, President & CEO

The Timmy Foundation, Matt MacGregor, Executive Director

Transparency International-USA

Trickle Up, William M. Abrams, President

Truman National Security Project, Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld, CEO

U.S. Coalition for Child Survival, Andrew E. Barrer, Ph.D., Executive Director

U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Caryl M. Stern, President & CEO

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Liz Schrayer, Executive Director

United Methodist General Board of Church and Society, James E. Winkler, General Secretary

University of South Florida Office of International Affairs, María de los Angeles Crummett, Ph.D., Dean of International Affairs

U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development Council, Robert I. Nooter, Executive Director

USAID Alumni Association, Hank Bassford, Terry Brown, Co-Chairs

USF Health International, Ann C. DeBaldo, Ph.D., Associate Vice President

Vermont Council on World Affairs, Gail Stevenson, Executive Director

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Washington Office of Public Policy, Women’s Division, United Methodist Church

Washington Office on Latin America, Joy Olson, Executive Director

Water for Humans, Rick McKenney MBA, Executive Director

Water For People, Ned Breslin, CEO

WaterAid, America, David Winder, PhD, CEO

Wellstart International, Audrey Naylor, MD, DrPH, President & CEO

Women of Reform Judaism, Shelley Lindauer, Executive Director

Women Thrive Worldwide, Ritu Sharma, Co Founder & President

World Learning, Adam Weinberg, President

World Neighbors, Melanie Macdonald, President & CEO

World Wildlife Fund, Carter Roberts, President & CEO

Individual Endorsements

Eli Y. Adashi, Professor of Medical Science, Brown University

J. Brian Atwood, Dean, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Former USAID Administrator

Richard H. Beahrs, Senior Advisor, Revolution Foods, Inc.; Former Senior Executive, Time Warner Inc.

Richard C. Blum, Chairman, Blum Capital Partners, LP

John J. Castellani, President, Business Roundtable

William H. Clapp, President, Seattle International Foundation

John J. Danilovich, Former CEO,Millennium Challenge Corporation

Maria Eitel, President, Nike Foundation

Daniel J. Evans, Former U.S. Senator

Claude  Fontheim, Fontheim International, LLC; GlobalWorks Foundation; Business Council for Global Development

Henrietta Holsman Fore, Former Director, U.S. Foreign Assistance; Administrator, US Agency for International Development

Samuel P. Fried, Executive Vice President, Limited Brands

Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

John Githongo Kenyan Transparency & Accountability Campaigner

Cate Goethals, Academic Director, Global Business Forum, Foster School of Business, University of Washington

David Goldberg, CEO, Survey Monkey

Mark Green, Ambassador and Member of Congress (ret.)

William D. Green, Chairman & CEO, Accenture

Gerald Grinstein, CEO-Emeritus, Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Rajat Gupta, Senior Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company

Tony  Hall , Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Agencies in Rome

Lee H. Hamilton, President & Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Carla A. Hills, Former U.S. Trade Representative; Former Secretary of Housing & Urban Development

George Ingram, Vice President, Academy for Educational Development

Neville Isdell, Former Chairman & CEO, The Coca-Cola Company

Sally Jewell, President & CEO, Recreational Equipment, Inc.; Chair, Initiative for Global Development

Farooq  Kathwari, Chairman, CEO & President, Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.

Robert Kissane, President, Community Counselling Service LLC

Charles E. Kolb, President, Committee for Economic Development

Jim Kolbe, Former Congressman; Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

H.L. Kotkins, Jr., Chairman & CEO, Skyway Luggage Company

Katrin Kuhlmann, Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Jim Kunder, Senior Resident Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Carol Lancaster, Dean, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

William C. Lane, Washington Director, Caterpillar

Mark Malloch Brown, Former Administrator, United Nations Development Programme

Harold W. McGraw, III, Chairman, President & CEO, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Peter McPherson, President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Robert A. Mosbacher, Jr., Former President & CEO, OPIC; Chairman, Mosbacher Energy Company

Jane Nelson, Senior Fellow & Director, CSR Initiative, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Director, Business Strategy, International Business Leaders Forum

Larry Nowels, Independent Consultant

Michael J. Phillips, Former Chairman & CEO, Russell Investments

William K. Reilly, Senior Advisor, TPG Capital, LP; Former EPA Administrator

Anna E. Roosevelt, Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship, The Boeing Company

William D., Ruckelshaus, Former EPA Administrator

George F. Russell, Jr., Chairman Emeritus, Russell Investments

Raffaele K. Salinari, President, Terre des Hommes International Federation

Sheryl Sandberg, COO, The Facebook Inc.

Dean A. Scarborough, Chairman, President & CEO, Avery Dennison Corporation

John M. Shalikashvili, Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Gregg Sherrill, Chairman & CEO, Tenneco Inc.

Faryar Shirzad, Former Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs

Charles Slaughter, Founder, TravelSmith; President, Living Goods

Sarah Jane Staats, Director of Policy Outreach, Center for Global Development

Richard S. Swanson, President & CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines

Noam Unger, Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution

Ann Van Dusen, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

Dr. Nancy J. Walker, Director, Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, Atlantic Council

John Whitehead, Former Co-Chairman, Goldman, Sachs & Co.; Former Deputy Secretary of State

James D. Wolfensohn, Chairman, International Advisory Board, Citigroup Inc.; Former President, The World Bank

Thank you again for your support! We couldn’t have done this without you.

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