Annette Heuser, Executive Director of Bertelsmann Foundation in Washington, D.C.; Marian Wright Edelman, President and Founder of Children’s Defense Fund and the evening’s guest of honor; and Liz Mohn, Vice Chairwoman of Bertelsmann Stiftung.
ON THE OCCASION of this year’s Bertelsmann Foundation annual conference, “Opportunities in Crisis 2: Defining New Avenues of Growth,” the foundation held an elegant reception at the beautiful National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday evening, April 21. The evening’s guest of honor, Marian Wright Edelman, President and Founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, addressed the guests.
A FEW YEARS ago the German Bertelsmann Stiftung opened an office (www.bertelsmann-foundation.org) in Washington, D.C. that is anchoring the Foundation’s engagement with the United States and Canada. The primary objective of the office is to strengthen cooperation with American foundations and think tanks through exchange of innovative and successful social and political reform strategies.
Liz Mohn, Vice Chairwoman of Bertelsmann Stiftung, and Caio Koch-Weser, Vice Chairman of Deutsche Bank
Matthew H.T.M. Stephenson of the U.S. Department of State and Dr. Diana Walford CBE of University of Oxford
Barry Featherman, Executive Director of Global Center for Development and Democracy USA (www.cgdd.org)
Bejamin Loewy and Alexia Sagem?ller
Heather Shumaker, Jim McBride and Sara Raheb
Peter J. Hickman and Angela Herman
Benjamin Loewy and Heiko Hesse, President of the Washington European Society (www.eu-society.org)
Marian Wright Edelmann, President and Founder of the Children’s Defense Fund and the evening’s guest of honor, addresses the guests at the Bertelsmann Foundation celebration at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington on Wednesday evening.
Annette Heuser, Executive Director of the Bertelsmann Foundation in Washington, D.C. speaks to the guests at the reception at the National Portrait Gallery.