The 2021 David Rockefeller
Bridging Leadership Award

October 12 • Rubin Museum of Art • New York City

The David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award recognizes exemplary individuals who embody the kind of leadership that this moment requires: leadership that builds the trust and collective action.

As the first major opportunity to gather the Synergos community in person since 2019, the 2021 Bridging Leadership Awards were an opportunity to reconnect, celebrate, and draw inspiration from the bridging leaders in our community.

The intimate gathering at New York’s famed Rubin Museum of Art brought together a diverse community of leaders striving to develop their collective bridging leadership skills and celebrate the achievements of our honorees:

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
Co-chair, Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
President, Repairers of the Breach
Pastor, Greenleaf Christian Church


Cherie Nursalim
Special Advisor on Climate in the Government of Indonesia
Vice Chair, GITI Group
Member of the Mission Board, IMAGINE

Reverend Barber’s Remarks

Cherie Nursalim & Peggy Dulany

Event Program




William H. Donner Foundation
Peggy Dulany


Joshua Mailman Foundation
Carlos & Gabriela Rodríguez-Pastor


Bloomberg Philanthropies
Mo Ibrahim
Lunt Family


The Rockefeller Foundation
Kim Samuel


Petr Chitipakhovyan
Marcos de Moraes
Gary Ford & Nancy Ebb
Giti Tire (USA)
Agnes Gund
Patricia Kahane


David & Susan Rockefeller
David Rockefeller Fund
Adele Simmons
Sarah Timpson


Claudia Cisneros
Nili Gilbert
Helen LaKelly Hunt


Dafna Tapiero & Alan H. Fleischmann
Rob and Melani Walton Foundation

Auction Item Contributors

Dan Barber
Peggy Dulany
Elizabeth Cunningham
Victoria Engelhorn
Mike Hoffman


Mo Ibrahim
David Less
Paul Polman
Manish Srivastava


Claudia Cisneros
Peggy Dulany
Serge Dumont
Mo Ibrahim
Paul Polman


Valerie Rockefeller
Carlos Rodríguez-Pastor
Zainab Salbi