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April 26, 2007

President & CEO

Sam Worthington
Ambassador Randall Tobias
Charlie MacCormack,
Director of Foreign Assistance
Save the Children U.S. Agency for International Development
Vice Chair Ronald Reagan Building
Ritu Sharma,
Women’s Edge Coalition
Washington, D.C. 20523-1000
Amy Coen, Dear Randy:
Population Action International

On behalf of the 11 CEOs with whom you met last week, please accept my
Board of Directors
warmest thanks for an excellent discussion. There is no doubt that
Nancy A. Aossey, restructuring U.S. foreign assistance is an enormous undertaking, and one
International Medical Corps
Ken Bacon, Refugees International that requires an incredible amount of two-way communication between our
David Beckmann, Bread for the World
Carol Bellamy, World Learning
community and the two agencies you represent as the Director of Foreign
Sekyu Chang, Assistance. For that reason, the value of such meetings is immeasurable, and
Korean American Sharing Movement
Julius Coles, Africare we truly appreciate the opportunity to have a candid conversation with you.
Helene Gayle, CARE
Geeta Rao Gupta,
As I mentioned to you in my email yesterday, I hope that this meeting will
International Center for Research on Women launch a productive dialogue that I hope can continue over the years to
Neal Keny-Guyer, Mercy Corps
Lee Hamilton, Woodrow Wilson come.
International Center for Scholars
Lelei Lelaulu, Counterpart International
Lavinia Limon, While our community may not always agree with you on all aspects of this
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
Jo Luck, Heifer International
reform process (finding agreement within the NGO community itself, or
John McCullough, Church World Service with any administration, is always a challenge) the CEOs present were both
Ruth Messinger,
American Jewish World Service impressed by your personal passion, your commitment to alleviating
Steve Moseley,
Academy for Educational Development
poverty, and your willingness to reach out and work with our leadership. I
Sarah Newhall, Pact observed a real change in the CEOs present as the meeting unfolded and an
Raymond Offenheiser, Oxfam-America
Dan Pellegrom, Pathfinder International increased willingness on their part to listen and understand the core
Linda Pfeiffer, INMED
William Reese,
motivations behind your implementation of Transformational Diplomacy.
International Youth Foundation
Yolonda Richardson, CEDPA
Leonard Rubenstein, I hope that you and I can talk again soon about possible next steps that
Physicians for Human Rights would build on our meeting. Thanks for making it such a successful event
George Rupp,
International Rescue Committee and for reaching out to the heart of InterAction's leadership. We’ll look
John Schultz, Christian Children’s Fund
Richard Stearns, World Vision
forward to further partnership on these issues, as I know you will also.

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relief, development, refugee assistance, environment, population, public policy, and global education.