On February 20, an impressive group of IGD founders and supporters gathered at the home of Howard Wright and Kate Janeway to honor outgoing President & CEO Jennifer Potter. The inspiring evening included tributes to Jennifer by Sally Jewell, CEO of R.E.I. and nominee to Secretary of the Interior, board chair Rob Mosbacher, and three IGD founders: Bill Gates Sr., Bill Clapp, and Bill Ruckelshaus.
General Colin L. Powell and Secretary Madeline K. Albright, co-chairs of IGD’s Leadership Council, provided video tributes that reflected on IGD’s history while praising Jennifer’s visionary leadership. Speakers throughout the night credited Jennifer for turning an idea hatched in Seattle into a national, then global organization that’s changing lives through catalytic business growth and investment.