The David Rockefeller
Bridging Leadership Award

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in New York City

We celebrated leadership that gets to root causes, strengthens local capacity, and builds trust for collective action. 

Bridging leadership represents a movement away from less-inclusive forms of decision-making that have dominated much of human history. It’s the form of leadership needed to address the challenges we all face together.

Over 200 philanthropists, social investors, and business, government, activists, and nonprofit leaders from around the world gathered in community to explore this form of leadership.

We heard from our honorees and shared our own ideas and stories about creating positive change on issues of climate and sustainability, social justice, poverty, peace, and inclusion.


The 2022 Bridging Leadership Award honorees are:

               André Hoffmann
                 Vice Chairman
                 Roche Holding

                      Alyse Nelson
       President, CEO & Co-Founder
      Vital Voices Global Partnership

                    Darren Walker
                   Ford Foundation

Award Presentation to Darren Walker & Alyse Nelson

Darren Walker & Alyse Nelson in Conversation

Award Presentation to André Hoffmann & His Remarks

Event Program

About Bridging Leadership


Peggy Dulany Carlos and Gabriela Rodríguez-Pastor
The Rockefeller Foundation Kim Samuel
Jeannie Blaustein and Peter Bokor
Bloomberg Philanthropies
William H. Donner Foundation
Mo Ibrahim
Lunt Foundation
David and Susan Rockefeller
Marcos de Moraes
Endless Network
Agnes Gund
Mayra Hernández González/Instituto Xilonen
Sonia and Paul T. Jones
Patricia Kahane
David Rockefeller Fund
Maeve Rockefeller
Adele Simmons
Sarah Timpson
Barbara Papitto


 Peggy Dulany, Founder and Chair, Synergos
 Serge Dumont, business leader and philanthropist
 Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
 Paul Polman, business leader and author
 Valerie Rockefeller, Chair, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
 Carlos Rodríguez-Pastor, Founder, Innova Schools
 Zainab Salbi, humanitarian, author, and media commentator