Goldman Founders Circle
In the spirit of strengthening the intimate bonds of friendship, cooperation, and commitment to values that unite both sides of the Atlantic, five German alumni of GMF Leadership Programs have come together to launch the Goldman Founders Circle (GFC) in honor of GMF founder and chair emeritus, Dr. Guido Goldman. This brand-new initiative was envisioned for alumni who wish to deepen their impact on the transatlantic relationship, and represents one of the most concentrated efforts of GMF’s alumni community to play a larger role in transatlantic politics.
As part of this new initiative, these five alumni have raised $100,000 and they challenge the GMF community to match their efforts. This drive not only ensures the continued prosperity and strength of this crucial and historic relationship, but helps support the work that GMF offers in furthering the professional development and continued learning for today’s transatlantic leaders.
Consider joining their efforts through participating in the Alumni Leadership Council—our exclusive membership hub—where alumni can actively support GMF’s work, while participating in cutting-edge seminars and long-distance learning that helps our alumni continually rise in today’s competitive workplace. This year, silver-level members are able to attend our Triennial Transatlantic Leaders Retreat, which will take place at a five-star resort at Chantilly, just outside of Paris. This will allow participants to connect with fellow alumni, build their personal and professional network, and deepen their impact on transatlantic relations through setting GMF’s agenda for alumni action that will guide our work for the next three years.
All of these levels of membership have the option to either be paid outright, or through installments—with the chance to join us for our Triennial Transatlantic Leaders Retreat starting at just $84 a month through silver-level membership.
If you would like to join the Goldman Founders Circle and deepen your engagement in strengthening this historic alliance, please reach out to Melanie Whittaker at MWhittaker@gmfus.org.
Goldman Founders Circle Members:
Dr. Jürgen Großmann, Owner, GMH (MMF ’84)
Dr. Karlheinz Blessing, Former Board Member, Volkswagen AG (MMF ’85)
Stephan Engels, CFO, Commerzbank (MMF ’99)
Dr. Stephan Hess, Chairman of the Board, orga.zone AG (MMF ’85)
Dr. Walter Kuna, Senior Managing Director of Evercore Germany, Evercore Partners (MMF ’06)
Anonymous GMF Alumnus (MMF ’08)