Campaign Donors

Salzburg Global Seminar’s supporters share a firm belief in the transformative power of collaboration and the capacity of individuals to better our world through their own imagination and resolve. Explore the profiles of some of our donors below to see why and how they support Salzburg Global Seminar and produce outsized impact.

David Gleason

Son of the “Fourth Founder”

"I inherited a lifelong commitment to the Seminar from my father. From its inception as a safe forum for honest, problem-solving dialogue, the results are immediate – participants go home and get to work."

Pia C. Valdivia

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

“Strengthening our core mission is critical, and I'm proud to know that my giving supports our core functions to accelerate even greater impact."

Adam Taylor

Former Intern

“Salzburg granted me the confidence and experience to set off on a successful path. I have never forgotten. I contribute because I believe in the mission and want to pay it forward for future generations.”

Walter and Shirley Massey

Former Board Director

“Salzburg Global Seminar is a magical place. We are proud to help renovate our facilities to ensure this unique environment is preserved for future generations of leaders.”

Don and Sally O’Neal

Board Directors

“There’s a magic in what happens here: connecting people, inspiring new thinking, and driving meaningful change, all in a gorgeous setting. It is exciting to invest in such a unique and innovative organization.”

Jill Pellew

Former Faculty member

“Since its founding, in 1947, Salzburg Global has been in my bloodstream. My father was at the first gathering and I was, much later, a member of faculty in the Education Program."

The Roberts Family

Family of former Board Director

“Our parents were among Salzburg Global’s most devoted champions. My brothers and I created an endowed scholarship in their name to bring their experience and legacy to the next generation.”

Stephen L. Salyer and Susan Moeller

President & CEO and founders of the Media Academy

“We know firsthand that Salzburg Global encourages big goals and helps Fellows realize them. We want others to have the same opportunity that we did.”