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Global Leaders Network

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CARE’s 75th Anniversary is an opportunity to remind ourselves of what we’re capable of as Americans, who we can be, and what we can offer the world.

For more than 75 years, the United States has led efforts to promote peace, prosperity, and shared values to foster global stability. CARE was founded in the wake of World War II, when Americans came together to send CARE Packages® to help feed families and rebuild cities across war-ravaged Europe. Today, CARE works in more than 100 countries to empower women and girls to lift their communities out of poverty and advance equality and justice around the world.

The Global Leaders Network is an active community of Fortune 50 business leaders, national security experts, diplomats, and elected officials – part of a nationwide network of leaders committed to investing in women and girls as a force multiplier for change.

At this important moment for CARE – and for the world – we hope you will consider joining this group of committed global citizens in Washington, DC.

Why Join?

  • Join us for exclusive events that bring together Members of Congress, Fortune 50 business leaders, foreign policy and military experts, and members of the diplomatic community to discuss global threats and the intertwined roles of U.S. military, diplomatic and humanitarian efforts.
  • Lend Your Expertise to CARE. Advise CARE on innovative strategies that explore new pathways to progress and support the organization’s ability to achieve impact at scale. Members lend their unique skills and expertise to strengthen CARE’s ability to implement breakthrough solutions.
  • Amplify Your Philanthropic Impact. Collaborate with local visionaries and changemakers to drive engagement in global issues and bring about a more just world. Join a community of philanthropists committed to raising a unified and urgent voice to meet the greatest challenges of our time.

Global Leaders Network benefits include intimate and meaningful access to CARE at all levels

  • An annual meeting in Washington, DC with Michelle Nunn, CARE’s President and CEO, who will brief Committee members on CARE’s priority initiatives.
  • Exclusive access to invitation-only events and curated experiences that feature CARE program experts and special dignitaries.
  • An invitation to travel with CARE to the field each year to witness the impact of your support firsthand.
  • A national convening of all Committees for CARE at the annual CARE National Conference, with special VIP events and a members-only strategy meeting with CARE President and CEO, Michelle Nunn.

Recent activities

  • Global Leaders Network & Learning Tours Holiday Reception
    December 18, 2019
    See photos from the holiday reception
  • Middle East Institute, Reducing Threats & Building Stability
    September 30, 2019
    See photos from the panel
  • United States Institute of Peace – CARE Global Leaders Network Awards
    June 11, 2019
    See photos from the awards reception
  • Social Investor Day with Marcum
    March 20, 2019
  • Embassy of Australia – Culture, Crafts, and Crocs
    November 27, 2018
  • Embassy of the Republic of Georgia – Journey to Georgia with CARE
    October 16, 2018
  • Helene Gayle Global Development Symposium – HERSTORY: The Worldwide Impact of #MeToo
    October 9, 2018
  • The Asia Group: Unlocking the Potential of Women and Girls
    July 12, 2018
    See photos from the event
  • Embassy of Canada, CARE National Conference, Washington, D.C.: National Security Briefing and Insider Tour
    May 22-23, 2018
    See photos from the tour
  • Embassy of Finland, From the Arctic to Africa: Her Harvest, Our Future with Ambassador Kristi Kauppi of Finland
    February 13, 2018
  • Embassy of Afghanistan with Ambassador Hamdullah Mohib, Ambassador Ryan Crocker and CARE CEO Michelle Nunn: Supporting Afghan Girls and Their Dreams.
    December 12, 2017
  • Congressional Awards Honoring Sen. Patrick Leahy (VT) and Rep. Nita Lowey (NY), with video remarks by Adm. James Stavridis and Adm. Mike Mullen, former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. Special Guest Gen. Philip Breedlove, (USAF, Ret.), former Supreme Commander of NATO.
    September 2017

Global Leaders Network Advisory Board

Michelle Nunn
President and CEO, CARE USA

Michèle Flournoy
Co-Founder, WestExec Advisors; Former Undersecretary of Defense

Amb. Abdulwahab Alhajjri
Former Ambassador of Yemen to the U.S.

Col. Rich “Otter” Bew
USMC, Ret.; Lockheed Martin

Amb. Barbara Bodine
Director, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University

Amb. Dwight Bush
President, D L Bush & Associates

Sandy Charles
Founder and CEO, C&O Resources, Inc.

Nicole Clifton
Vice President, UPS Global Public Affairs

David Cooper
CEO, Anglicotech

Lt. Col. Scott Cooper
USMC, Ret.

Dick Crawford
Vice President, McDonald’s Corporation, Ret.

Amb. Gordon Giffin
Global Vice Chair, Dentons

Juleanna Glover
Founder and CEO, Ridgely Walsh LLC

Steve Joyce
CEO and Director, Dine Brands

Clarence Moniba
Head of Partnerships, The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center

Kevin Nealer
Principal, Scowcroft Group

Gen. Arnold Punaro
USMC, Ret.; CEO, Punaro Group & IronArch Technology

Martha Rees
Vice President, Dupont, Ret.

Amb. Dan Spiegel
Senior Of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP


If you’re interested in learning more about the CARE Global Leaders Network or to RSVP to an event, please reach out to us by email at GlobalLeadersNetwork@care.org or by phone at 202-595-2816.

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