Elliott Donnelley II

Elliott Donnelley II

Vice Chair, Synergos

Elliott Vice Chair of Synergos and a Founding General Partner of the White Sand Investor Group, LP, a fifth-generation investment partnership of the Chicago-based RR Donnelley family. He is also a founder of KD Venture Partners, a seed-stage Impact and InvestTech investment fund based in Silicon Valley.

Elliott is a member of the Synergos Global Philanthropist Circle, the advisory board of Stanford’s Global Project Center, and a member of the board of trustees of the LGT Venture Philanthropy Foundation - the venture philanthropy platform of the Royal Family of Lichtenstein and the LGT Bank. Elliott also serves on the board of trustees of the Philanthropy Workshop and the Long-Term Investment Organization, an affiliated entity of the Institutional Investor Round Table whose members include some of the world’s largest institutional investors. Elliott is a key advisor to the China Global Philanthropy Institute, which was founded by Ray Dalio, Bill Gates and three prominent Chinese Philanthropists in 2015 and he has also been instrumental in helping to launch the China Philanthropy Forum, which was one of the highest-level convenings on Philanthropy in China from 2012-2015.

From 1989-1991 Mr. Donnelley lived and worked in Beijing teaching at the University of Aeronautics and Astronautics; he now travels to China and Europe regularly where he works to promotes best practices in philanthropy and impact investing. Mr. Donnelley graduated from Yale University in 1988 with a B.A. in history.

Elliot Donnelley II speaking at the 2018 Dasra Philanthropy Forum

Giving Matters: Purpose and Partnerships in Philanthropy​