Acumen's Leadership work would not have been possible without you

Chapter 5


Over the last 12 years a tireless community has helped build our Fellows Programs and +Acumen online presence in a multitude of ways. From the first experts to partner with us on content, both online and in person to informal advisors who always answered the phone, to coaches around the world and facilitators who gave us 12 hour days. You believed in the possibility of young leaders everywhere and you supported these leaders well beyond a course or fellowship year. You are our true north and you continue to energize and inspire. For all of this and more, thank you.

While it is impossible to acknowledge all our supporters, particularly our Unrestricted Partners who give us capacity to dream big and make it all possible, we wanted to give special thanks to our Board, Advisors, and Program funders who have supported us through the years, listed below.


Bob Collymore — Stuart Davidson — Andrea Soros Colombel — R. Thulasiraj — Cristina Ljungberg — Margo Alexander — Nathan Laurell — David Heller — Julius Gaudio — C. Hunter Boll — Shaiza Rizavi — Pat Mitchell — Kirsten Nevill-Manning


Lord Mark Malloch-Brown — Katherine Fulton — Per Heggenes — Jesse Clarke — Vikki Tam — Elizabeth Comstock — Niko Canner — Peter Goldmark — Diana Barrett — Kerry Sulkowicz — Felipe Medina — Seth Godin — Sir Fazle Abed — Rebecca Eastmond — Bryan Stevenson — Daniel Toole — Katie Hill — Arianna Huffington — Susan Meiselas — Jill Iscol — Craig Nevill-Manning — Maria Popova — Jawad Aslam — Peter Cain — Chris Anderson — Paul Polman — Patrick Tierney — Fareed Zakaria — Jonathan Haidt — Federica Marchionni — Anand Giridharadas — Paul Fletcher — Tim Brown


Acumen Stewards ($5,000,000+)

Andrea Soros Colombel and Eric Colombel — The Sapling Foundation

Leadership Partners ($1,000,000+)

Dr. Reddy’s Foundation — Essar Foundation — Kathleen Chew Wai Lin & Yeoh Seok Hong — Partridge Foundation — The Three Dogs Foundation

Keystone Partners ($500,000+)

American Express — Futura Foundation — Giving Wings Foundation — Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation — MAVA Foundation — Safaricom — Woodcock Foundation

Sustaining Partners ($250,000+)

Mustafa Kassam — Segelman Trust — Tata Trusts

Senior Partners ($100,000+)

Anonymous (II) — Dalio Foundation — Fossil Foundation — Fundación Mario Santodomingo — Goldman Sachs — Hitachi Foundation — IDEO — Jill & Ken Iscol — John S. and James L. Knight Foundation — KCB Bank Group — King Khalid Foundation — Newman's Own Foundation — Nike Foundation — Rajeev Motwani Foundation — SJS Charitable Trust — The Harnisch Foundation — The Rockefeller Foundation — The Tiffany & Co. Foundation — Tokyo Foundation

Associate Partners ($50,000+)

Brinson Foundation — Edmond de Rothschild Foundations — One Foundation — Orca Exploration Group, Inc. — Rebecca Eastmond — SAP — Shawn & Brook Byers — Trico Foundation

Development Partners ($10,000+)

Anonymous — Mitsubishi Corporation — S & P Goodwill Fund — The McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund at the Aspen Institute — The Omidyar Group — Unilever — Yayasan Hasanah