The Enterprise Council

The Enterprise Council is an elite community of thought leaders and supporters who are passionate about changing the way the world fights poverty.

By joining the Enterprise Council, you will fuel KickStart’s growth and take millions more people out of poverty sustainably, making an indelible difference in the lives of families throughout Africa:


As a member of the Enterprise Council, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Unique travel experiences through bi-annual learning journeys to Africa. View a sample itinerary here.
  • Opportunities to connect with Enterprise Council members, KickStart’s Board members, and other VIPs
  • Invitations to regional gatherings, including cocktail hours, dinner parties, and speaking engagements
  • Insider updates from KickStart International’s senior leadership
  • Special recognition in KickStart’s Annual Report and other communications


To become a member, we invite you to make a three-year giving pledge to KickStart of $5,000 or more per year.



To join us by making a gift via check, wire transfer, stock, or securities, please download our pledge form, fill out, sign, and return to

From Our Members

In their own words-1


Enterprise Council Celebration Photos


The Enterprise Council

The Founders Circle

Special thanks to the individuals and families who took a bold stand by joining as founding members of the Enterprise Council prior to its public launch:

Anonymous (6)
Adam and Kimberly Borchert
Anthony Kreisel and Kimberly Faris-Kreisel
Bill Mayer and Diane Currier *
Bob and Carrie Zeidman
Dorothie and Martin Hellman
Guy Cogan (Board Member, Emeritus)
James Nickel and Patricia White
Jane Okun Bomba *
Kevin and Hilary Greene
Kris Manos *
Laurie and Kevin Carnahan
Laurie and Peter Thomsen (Board Member, Emeritus)
Michael Jackson
Robert and Angenette Meaney *
Suzanne and Glenn Aaronson

The Enterprise Council

We also extend our sincere and heartfelt gratitude to the members of the Enterprise Council, who are paving the way for KickStart to scale our powerful core programs:

The Alchemy Foundation
David Young *
Jeffrey and Holly Ullman
Sue Levin and James Burkhart
Meyer Family Fund
Mollie Richardson & Sander Pruijs *

* Indicates Members of KickStart’s Board of Directors