WGHA Giving Circle

WGHA’s Trailblazers and Pathfinders are the unseen forces behind us – true champions for Washington’s global health community.


Trailblazers are people whose personal gifts help cover the less glamorous but have-to-have items of our budget – paying for our staff and supporting our dynamic event programming. WGHA acknowledged the first cohort of Trailblazers at our 2017 Pioneers of Global Health Awards Dinner. Trailblazers are celebrated with exclusive event invites, including an annual intimate reception with our CEO.

Thank you to our generous Trailblazers:

Ben Anderson
Elizabeth & Bob Aylward
Claire Bonilla
Tina & Bill Catterall
Sanjay Chheda
Lisa & Tom Cohen
Elaine Gibbons & Will Gould

Eric Klunder & Jennifer MacCormack
Barbara & Eric Mann
Dena Morris & Peter Rogoff
Jackie Sherris & Peter Rabinovitch
Deborah Rodriguez & David McCune
Kedest Tesfagiorgis & Mark Hancock
Hootie Warren
Kathleen Weber & Bill Shain


WGHA introduced the first cohort of Pathfinders at our first ever virtual Pioneers of Global Health Awards & Fundraiser in 2020. Our Pathfinders receive exclusive event invitations to WGHA’s most coveted conversations with global health leaders, ranging from Governor Inslee to the Director of CDC Africa.

We’re grateful for our Pathfinders:

Drew Clark
Haley Hill
Thomas Uldrick
Brooks Simpson

Bryan Murphy – Eustis
K.R. Prabha
John Aitchison

Have questions about what it means to be a Trailblazer? Better yet, want to become one? We’d love to talk with you. Please email us at admin@wghalliance.org.