Devex interview with Peggy Dulany: On creating meaningful partnerships for effective change

Malia Politzer of Devex recently talked with our founder Peggy Dulany about why Peggy created Synergos and the genesis of our partnership approach.

As a fourth-generation Rockefeller, Peggy Dulany had been raised in a family that valued philanthropy and giving back to the community. But it wasn’t until she spent a year living in a squatter’s settlement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, working on a child vaccination program, that she began to develop her own philanthropic philosophy and to think critically about what the obstacles to fighting poverty really were. ”From my experience in Rio, I was able to see the amount of will and creativity people living in poverty have to get out of it,” she told Devex. “But more than money, what they lacked was connections and access.”