2019 Synergos Global Philanthropists Circle Members Meeting

Events Calendar 

Join us in exploring how to build new forms of connection and solidarity

We want to hold space for you and all of us to be present to one another, share ideas and inspiration, and promote new collective action.

Participation in some of these events, both online and in-person, is by invitation only or limited to members of special Synergos networks (such as the Global Philanthropists Circle); contact your Synergos relationship manager or collaborate@synergos.org for more information.

 

Synergos Collaborative Communities:


SPIRITUAL CIVILIZATION
Explore ways philanthropists can increase consciousness of the ideals and practices in society that work for the greater good, nurturing practices to increase spiritual consciousness and linking these values to your philanthropic work.

 


SHIFTING THE FOOD SYSTEM
Focusing on food as a tool for social and environmental change, aim to deepen engagement and make a larger contribution to the field through investment, collaboration, social action & leadership in regenerative agriculture.

 


COLLECTIVE ACTION FOR THE AMAZON
Comprised of “new” and “now” generation members, with partner Conexsus, this community initiates impact the Amazon by protecting the rainforest through a “standing forest economy” approach, while supporting, exchanging & learning.


GLOBAL DIALOGUE INITIATIVE
A collaboration between philanthropists, civil society leaders & organisations, passionate about sharing dialogue best practices and a belief that, only through dialogue can we build a harmonious world, free of conflict and division.

 


CLIMATE & ENVIRONMENT
A community of Global Philanthropists Circle (GPC) members passionate about action on climate change. Members come together to consider how philanthropy can take the collective action required to achieve scale and impact in the field.

 


NEXT GENERATION
Supporting deeper engagement between younger philanthropists within the GPC, as well as those representing the 2nd or 3rd generation in their family’s philanthropic journey, with the goal of transforming ideas into actionable philanthropy.

MAY 2022

Spirituality & Science Forum, Human Flourishing: A Journey
Spirituality & Science, Virtual Session, May 5
In partnership with Krueger & Lee
SESSION 7: LOVE, AN ULTIMATE SPIRITUAL MISSION
Love is central to most religions and spiritual traditions. What is love in the spiritual sense? Is it different from love as we ordinarily understand it? What role did love play in our lives during the time of the pandemic?
Registration is required for participation. To learn more visit kruegerandlee.com.

GPC Annual Members Meeting
Urban Zen, New York, May 10
In a time of great disruption and growing instability, the world needs extraordinary leadership. This devoted and powerful community can help spark a paradigm shift and move human behavior back into alignment with that which is the organizing principle of all life on the planet: interconnectedness. We are excited to have Tamara Larsen of Public Wefare Foundation, Elliott Donnelley of Synergos and Tiokasin Ghosthorse of Cheyenne River Lakota Nation of South Dakota to share insights with our members. The Gathering this year will focus specifically on social justice, equity, and climate change.

David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award
Gotham Hall, New York, May 11
An evening of inspiration about how we can create positive change by deepening trust, strengthening collaboration, and releasing the energy and ideas of individuals, communities, and organizations around the world. At this event, we will honor Darren Walker of the Ford Foundation, Alyse Nelson of Vital Voices, and André Hoffmann of Roche Holding. The evening will also feature a performance by multi-Grammy-Award-nominee Jazzmeia Horn.
Register/Learn More

Spiritual Civilization Meeting
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, Tarrytown, May 12
This gathering will convene all GPC members interested in diving deeper to explore Spiritual Civilization - what can be done to increase consciousness, or awareness, in society of the ideals that drive members of society to help each other and work towards the greater good. The ideals of love, compassion, purpose, altruism, ethics and creativity were examined on a personal, philanthropic, and societal level through the exchange of stories and reflective practices.

Montana Retreat Reunion
Peggy Dulany's Residence, Tarrytown, May 12-13
Those who have attended a past Montana Retreat are invited to a reunion with Peggy and other retreat alumni. We deepen our mutual connections and explore how to build upon our shared experience to increase our effectiveness as human beings - in our work, relationships, and philanthropy.

Collective Action for the Amazon
Collaborative Community Gathering, Virtual Session, May 20
Collective Action for the Amazon Collaborative Community will gather members for a virtual meeting on climate action initiatives in the Amazon. This meeting will be held in Portuguese.

JUNE 2022

GPC @ Wellbeing Summit - Bilbao
Network Gathering, Bilbao, Spain, June 3
Join Synergos Chair Peggy Dulany & Executive Director Marilia Bezerra for a GPC network gathering in Bilbao during The Wellbeing Summit for Social Change.

Climate & Environment Community Meeting
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, June 7
Collaborative Community meeting with members interested in climate change initiatives. 

Spirituality & Science Retreat, Human Flourishing: A Journey
Spirituality & Science, Greifenstein, Switzerland, June 12-15
In partnership with Krueger & Lee
IN-PERSON GATHERING
A 2 night/3 day retreat in the peaceful and picturesque Switzerland at Greifenstein, a 16th century manor. We will integrate all the learnings from the previous sessions into an understanding of where we are in life and where to go from here from a broader spiritual perspective. The program will include discussions, contemplative, artistic and movement sessions. We will take away a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and practices from the journey and think about how we can flourish not only in our personal lives but also contribute to the flourishing of the world. We will be in a home setting where we will break bread together, take walks in nature, and enjoy the fellowship of the journey participants before we re-enter our respective lives.
Registration is required for participation. To learn more visit kruegerandlee.com.

Natural Wisdom Retreat
Inner Work Retreat, Channel Rock, Cortes Island, June 22-26
Our Natural Wisdom Retreat invites you to use nature as your guide and (re)consider your power to (re)create yourself and the world around you. Over the course of five days, you will experience deep and intentional immersion in the hallowed natural surroundings and rich local history of Cortes Island in British Columbia, Canada. Register/Learn More

Food Systems Community Meeting
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, Date TBD
The Food Systems Collaborative Community will engage members interested in using food as tool for social and environmental change.

Synergos Mixer
Network Event, New York, Date TBD
Join Peggy Dulany and the Synergos network in New York for an evening of engagement of our work in the world. 

Brazil Next Generation Meeting
Network Event, São Paulo, Date TBD
Join Brazil GPC members  that supports deeper engagement between philanthropists within the GPC who represent the second or third generation in their family’s philanthropic journey..

JULY 2022

Global Dialogue Initiative
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, Date TBD
Collaborative Community meeting with members interested in promoting dialogue as a means for achieving better connection and mutual support and responsibility among people around the world.

Food Systems Community Meeting
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, Date TBD
The Food Systems Collaborative Community will engage members interested in using food as tool for social and environmental change.

AUGUST 2022

Food Systems Community Meeting
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, Date TBD
The Food Systems Collaborative Community will engage members interested in using food as tool for social and environmental change.

SEPTEMBER 2022

Montana Retreat at J Bar L Ranch
J Bar L Ranch, Montana, September 11-18
The annual Montana Retreat allows participants to step outside of their daily routine and environment, providing space in an undisturbed, scenic natural setting to clarify and sharpen individual life purpose. This retreat is designed to enable participants to approach their lives and social engagement in the world with greater joy and clarity. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the world around them (both personal and societal), take a step back and retreat into silence in nature to reflect on what can and must be done in order to align with one’s deepest sense of purpose. They will also share stories, enabling each to form a plan to carry forward what has been learned, through individual and collective visions, intentions, and commitments.

Climate & Environment Community Meeting
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, September 15
Collaborative Community meeting with members interested in climate change initiatives.

Learning Journey to the Amazon
Manaus and Upper Rio Negro Region, Brazil, September 19-25
Synergos offers an opportunity to experience the fullness of life on our planet in the Upper Rio Negro region of the Brazilian Amazon, inviting you to engage with local indigenous leaders & communities, expand your understanding of the impact of these changes globally and inspire us all to collaborate on the crisis of deforestation and climate change.

Global Dialogue Initiative
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, Date TBD
Collaborative Community meeting with members interested in promoting dialogue as a means for achieving better connection and mutual support and responsibility among people around the world.

OCTOBER 2022

Food Systems Community Meeting
Collaborative Community, Virtual Session, Date TBD
The Food Systems Collaborative Community will engage members interested in using food as tool for social and environmental change.

Synergos Europe Gathering
Finca Bell-Lloc, Spain, October 23-26
Join members of the Global Philanthropists Circle & the Spiritual Civilization Collaborative Community to examine your philanthropic work and social investments through the lens of Synergos' bridging leadership approach. This immersive program will bring us together with the aim of maximizing peer learning, exchange and inspiration, while providing interactive exercises that can be applied to increase each of our impact in the world.

PREVIOUS EVENTS

April 2022

Global Dialogue Initiative Community Meeting
April 27

Climate & Environment Community Meeting
April 12 

Spirituality & Science Forum, Human Flourishing: A Journey
April 7 • With Krueger & Lee and Fetzer

 

March 2022

Supporting Action on Climate Change Discussion & Dinner
March 31

Spiritual Civilization Community Meeting
March 24

Discussion on the Ukraine Conflict
March 10

Spirituality & Science Forum, Human Flourishing: A Journey
March 3 • With Krueger & Lee and Fetzer

 

February 2022

Global Dialogue Initiative Community Meeting
February 24

Climate & Environment Community Meeting
February 10

Spirituality & Science Forum, Human Flourishing: A Journey
February 3 • With Krueger & Lee and Fetzer


January 2022

Food Systems Community Meeting
January 25


December 2021

GPC Gathering New York
December 16

Bridging Leadership Next Generation Community: Cultivating the Bridging Leader in Me (An End of Year Celebration!)
December 10

Vaccinating the World – The Journey of mRNA & The Fight for Health Equity
December 6 • With Dr. Drew Weissman

Spirituality & Science Forum, Human Flourishing: A Journey
December 2 • With Krueger & Lee and Fetzer

GPC Europe Tour - UK Gathering
December 1


November 2021

Climate & Environment Collaborative Community Meeting
November 30

GPC Europe Tour - France Gathering
November 25

Dialogue for Democracy
November 23

Bridging Leadership Next Generation Community: Bonding Activity
November 19

Food Systems Collaborative Community Meeting
November 16

Funders of Mindfulness and Spirituality Virtual Gathering
November 9-10 • With Nancy Bordeaux and Arawana Hayashi

Food Systems Collaborative Community Meeting
November 8

GPC Europe Tour - Holland Gathering
November 8

Spirituality & Science Forum, Human Flourishing: A Journey
November 3 • With Krueger & Lee and Fetzer