The Synergos Global Gathering (SGG) brings together the Synergos global community and is the annual meeting of the Global Philanthropists Circle.

Rooted in Synergos’ Bridging Leadership approach, the gathering invites participants to reflect deeply, discover new partners, and challenge their assumptions resulting in collective action.

In this time of great disruption and persistent instability, the world needs extraordinary leadership. The 2021 GLOBAL GATHERING aimed to challenge philanthropic leaders to THINK BEYOND and build towards a more collaborative future.


The Interactive Convenings included:

Each day, the same session was offered twice, for the convenience of participants around the world, in different time zones. 

Cycle 1 was meant to be catered to participants from Africa, Asia and Europe, while Cycle 2 was meant to be catered to participants from the Americas, Africa and Europe.

Participants joined the cycle that was most convenient to them.


June 15 - Cultivate the Soul

A day of experiential, inner-work focused gatherings for GPC members and curated guests,  with limited public access.

  • Soul Experience Session
  • Soul Open Session
  • Soul Small Group Discussion

June 16 - Cultivate the Mind

A day of thought leadership discussions, including a keynote broadcast as well as in-depth sessions, and an exclusive Synergos Global Philanthropists Circle 20th Anniversary networking event.

  • 3 Thought Leadership Sessions + Live Discussion
  • Musical/ Arts Experience
  • Keynote Interview + Networking

June 18 - Synergos Encuentro LatAm

The purpose of this event was to reflect on the role of philanthropy in Latin America at this moment and beyond, finding ways to think and act more regionally, systemically, and humanely.

Programming supported in part by:

Fetzer Institute
Lunt Foundation
Rockefeller Capital Management
John Templeton Foundation