Last night, past and present generations of Fellows like Wendy Kopp, Mayor Angel Taveras, Sasha Chanoff, Vikram Akula, and Chris Bradford poignantly brought to life the power of the Echoing Green community. Long-time champions and new friends like First Lady Michelle Obama and Blake Mycoskie relayed how being a part of the Echoing Green family has touched their lives. The 2013 Finalists exemplified the potential of the next generation of Fellows to build on this impact. And our amazing supporters demonstrated the scope of opportunity that lies ahead for Echoing Green by raising more than ever before to advance our mission.
Dave Hodgson, managing director of General Atlantic and co-founder of Echoing Green, summed up the evening when he said, “I spoke recently with Echoing Green’s co-founder, Ed Cohen, and we agreed that Echoing Green is so much more today than we ever could have imagined when we started out on this journey, back on the General Atlantic road trip in 1987. This is because of Cheryl’s incredible leadership, but also because of the essential support so many of you here tonight have provided. I hope you leave tonight with the firm conviction that the return on your investment in Echoing Green and its Fellows has exceeded your expectations, and I know I am confident that it will continue to do so over the years to come.”