A girl walks the streets of Maiduguri, the capital city of Nigeria’s Borno State, and epicenter of the fight against the jihadist group Boko Haram. CRISIS GROUP/JORGE GUTIERREZ LUCENA

Philanthropists for Peace

In thanks and appreciation of our generous supporters, we offer special recognition through our new initiative ­– Philanthropists for Peace – and its three societies.

   Peacebuilding Society

Lifetime giving of $100,000 or more to Crisis Group.

Crisis Group is profoundly grateful to our generous donors for their transformative support for our work in preventing, mitigating and ending deadly conflict. This society honours and recognises nine levels of individual cumulative lifetime giving, beginning with a total of $100,000 up to $25,000,000.

Individuals, corporations, and foundations are inducted into the Peacebuilding Society based on the total of their grants, gifts or pledges through June 30 of the previous year. Qualifying gifts include confirmed commitments of cash, securities, real estate, deferred gifts, sponsorship or signed grant contracts and may include soft credits and employer-matched gifts.

   Resolution Society

Annual Support of over five years and more

In celebration of the committed donors whose annual support has significant and lasting impact on Crisis Group, this society recognises those giving consecutive gifts or grants of any amount for five, ten, fifteen, twenty and twenty-five years. The last category specially honours those who have supported us since our founding in 1995. This society is named after those who have shown the resolve to keep supporting our work ending deadly conflict.

   Society of 1,000 Cranes

Bequests and Planned Gifts

Origami paper cranes (or senbazuru) are a Japanese symbol of hope and peace. A legend in Japan says anyone who unfolds one thousand paper cranes will be granted a wish. At temples throughout the country, people leave senbazuru behind as a prayer for peace. The cranes are left exposed to the elements, slowly becoming tattered and dissolving as symbolically, the wish is released. This society recognises the philanthropy and foresight of those who have chosen to make a gift in their will or established planned gifts for Crisis Group. They are ensuring their own legacy will be one of lasting peace — our shared wish for future generations.

Peacebuilding Society

$25 Million or more

  • Open Society Foundations
  • Alexander Soros
  • George Soros

$15 Million or more

  • Frank Giustra

$10 Million or more

  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

$5 Million or more

  • Anonymous (1)
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Victor Pinchuk

$2 Million or more

  • Anonymous (3)
  • Hushang Ansary
  • Henry Luce Foundation
  • Kerry Propper
  • Sigrid Rausing Trust
  • Stand Together Trust
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

$1 Million or more

  • Anonymous (6)
  • BP
  • David Brown and Erika Franke
  • Oak Foundation
  • Ploughshares Fund
  • Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Neil Woodyer and Colleen De Bonis Woodyer

$500,000 or more

  • Anonymous (4)
  • Brian Paes-Braga
  • Canaccord Genuity Group, Inc.
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Herman De Bode
  • Robert Fadel
  • Issam Fares
  • Ford Foundation
  • Seth and Jane Ginns
  • Global Challenges Foundation
  • Jonas Grossman
  • Frank E. Holmes
  • Swanee Hunt
  • Trifun Kostovski
  • Ford Nicholson and Lisa Wolverton
  • Ninety One
  • Michael L. Riordan
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Ian Telfer and Nancy Burke
  • Yamana Gold

$250,000 or more

  • Anonymous (4)
  • APCO Worldwide Inc.
  • Atlas Copco
  • Chris Bake
  • Scott Bessent
  • Stanley M. Bergman, Marion Bergman and Ed Bergman
  • The Charitable Foundation
  • Victor Dahdaleh
  • Stephen and Jennifer Dattels
  • Eni S.p.A.
  • Sean Fieler
  • Rita E. Hauser
  • Geoffrey Hsu and Emily Chu 
  • Iara Lee and George Gund III Foundation
  • Mo Ibrahim
  • Paul Tudor Jones, II
  • George and Martha Kellner
  • Faisel Khan and Muniba Atig Siddiqui
  • Wadah Khanfar
  • George F. Landegger and Justine Landegger
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Meta
  • Neil and Sandra DeFeo Family Foundation
  • Guy Ullens de Schooten
  • Shell International B.V.
  • Stephen Urbach

$100,000 or more

  • Anonymous (11)
  • Marc and Anita Abramowitz
  • Morton and Sheppie Abramowitz
  • Khaled Alireza
  • Hamza Alkholi
  • Anglo American Services Ltd
  • Ed and Laurie Bachrach
  • Eike Batista
  • Baughman Company
  • Mark Bergman
  • Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
  • Harry Bookey and Pamela Bass-Bookey
  • Howard G. Buffett
  • Helima Croft
  • Robert Cross
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Ehara Foundation
  • Tanaz Eshaghian
  • Faith and Peter Corcoran Charitable Fund
  • Fares and Tania Fares
  • Neemat and Zeina Frem
  • FTI Consulting
  • GCM Mining Corp.
  • Alan Griffiths
  • Oliver Haarmann and Mala Gaonkar Haarmann
  • David Harding
  • Carla A. Hills
  • Joseph and Joanne Houssian
  • Geoffrey R. Hoguet and Ana Luisa Ponti
  • HSBC Holdings Plc
  • Frederick Iseman
  • Cleopatra Kitti
  • George Loening
  • Douglas and Mayra Makepeace
  • Jean Manas
  • MasterCard
  • M&C Saatchi World Services
  • MetLife
  • Pierre Mirabaud
  • National Endowment for Democracy
  • New Venture Fund
  • André Pienaar
  • Thomas Pickering
  • Harry and Heather Pokrandt
  • Rattner Family Foundation
  • Stephen Robert and Pilar Crespi Robert
  • Douglas E. Schoen
  • Luděk Sekyra
  • Duco Sickinghe
  • Carlos Slim Helú
  • Stiftung Mercator
  • Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd.
  • Kevin Torudag
  • Vale
  • White & Case LLP
  • Don Xia
  • Yasuyo and Rieko Yamazaki
  • Yapi Merkezi Construction and Industry Inc.

Resolution Society

25-Years or more

  • Open Society Foundations
  • Alexander Soros
  • George Soros

20-Years or more

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Morton and Sheppie Abramowitz
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Frank Giustra
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Ploughshares Fund

15-Years or more

  • Anonymous (2)
  • APCO Worldwide Inc.
  • Stanley M. Bergman, Marion Bergman and Ed Bergman
  • William Berry, Jr.
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Faith and Peter Corcoran Charitable Fund
  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Richard and Michele Ruble
  • Sherman Lewis
  • Thomas Pickering

10-Years or more

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Mark Bergman
  • BP
  • Andrew Brimmer
  • David Brown and Erika Franke
  • Cheney Crow
  • Herman De Bode
  • Eni S.p.A.
  • Nancy E. Fleischer
  • Seth and Jane Ginns
  • Carla A. Hills
  • Cleopatra Kitti
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Neil and Sandra DeFeo Family Foundation
  • Ayo Obe
  • Nicholas B. and Carol Paumgarten
  • Kerry Propper
  • Michael L. Riordan
  • Shell International B.V.
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Jan and Louis Young

5-Years or more

  • Anonymous (15)
  • Ed and Laurie Bachrach
  • Warren Belasco
  • Sean Bezdicek
  • Harry Bookey and Pamela Bass-Bookey
  • Willem Campschreur
  • Canaccord Genuity Group, Inc.
  • Wesley Clark
  • Margaret E. Coates
  • Sheila Coronel
  • Helima Croft
  • Jess and Marcia Fardella
  • Rebecca Feldman
  • Sean Fieler
  • Neemat and Zeina Frem
  • Global Challenges Foundation
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Jean-Marie Guéhenno and Michele Moss 
  • Henrik Hansson
  • Henry Luce Foundation
  • Jan and Louis Young
  • Frank E. Holmes
  • Geoffrey Hsu and Emily Chu 
  • Yoriko Kawaguchi
  • Pierre Keller
  • George and Martha Kellner
  • Faisel Khan and Muniba Atig Siddiqui
  • Trifun Kostovski
  • George F. Landegger and Justine Landegger
  • Amy Lehman
  • George Loening
  • Helge Lund
  • Mark and Patricia Malloch-Brown
  • Jessica Mott
  • NBCUniversal LLC
  • Ninety One
  • Anthony and Nancy Ody
  • Brian Paes-Braga
  • David Passage
  • Victor Pinchuk
  • Willem Punt
  • DeeAnn Reeder
  • Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
  • Sarlo Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund
  • Mark and Susan Schneider
  • Derek Shackleford
  • The Shapiro Family Foundation
  • Duco Sickinghe
  • Sigrid Rausing Trust
  • Nancy E. Soderberg
  • Shawna Sodersten
  • Javier Solana and Concha Diaz
  • Stand Together Trust
  • Pär Stenbäck and Sissel Lund-Stenbäck
  • Leeanne Su
  • Ian Telfer and Nancy Burke
  • Gerald B. Thompson
  • Kevin Torudag
  • Guy Ullens de Schooten
  • Whitehead Foundation
  • Bertus Wennink
  • Neil Woodyer and Colleen De Bonis Woodyer
  • Yapi Merkezi Construction and Industry Inc.
  • Sunny Yoon

Society of 1,000 Cranes

  • Cheney Crow
  • Frank Giustra
  • Estate of William O. Taylor Trust

In Memoriam

Special thanks are offered to those donors listed below who are no longer with us. We recognise and remember their gifts.

  • Chapman Foundation at the $500,000 Peacebuilding Society Level and 10-Year Resolution Society Level
  • Kimsey Foundation at the $250,000 Peacebuilding Society Level
  • Elliot F. Kulick at the $250,000 Peacebuilding Society Level and 5-Year Resolution Society Level
  • Hellen Raffel at the 5-Year Resolution Society Level
  • Paul Reynolds at the $1 Million Peacebuilding Society Level
  • Estate of William O. Taylor Trust at the $250,000 Peacebuilding Society Level, 10-Year Resolution Society and Society of 1,000 Cranes
  • Xavier de Villepin at the 5-Year Resolution Society Level

For more information on your induction, please contact Philanthropy@crisisgroup.org.

Learn More in our Philanthropists for Peace Brochure.

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