Published November 17, 2021

Your Donation Makes All the Difference – Here’s Why


Because of the GLS

I believe what you do with your influence can create positive transformation for years to come.

This is true for every area of your life—and the reason why we at the Global Leadership Network are so passionate about equipping you with leadership encouragement and insight to thrive personally and professionally. Ultimately, it’s the positive transformation you’re inspired and equipped to create, even against incredible odds, that drives us forward on this mission around the world.

As I reflect on the outcomes of The Global Leadership Summit, I can’t help but feel honored to be part of such a growth-minded, change driven community, and hopeful for what is in store for the future.

The best part? You too can be  part of this exciting future!

In fact, when you give a donation, you become part of multiplying stories of impact coming out of The Global Leadership Summit around the world—whether from prisons, war-torn regions, schools, homeless shelters, churches, businesses, nonprofits, governments, trafficking survivors, families, transition homes, hospitals, and more—your financial support makes all the difference.  

Here is just a small taste of the positive outcomes from The Global Leadership Summit:

“God called us as a church community to ignite transformation for not just the girls we saw around us, but for girls whose names we would not know. We knew if we did something to end child marriage, it would ignite transformation not just in our generation, but for generations to come.” - Flood Church founder, Sean Kampondni, Malawi  

“After the Summit, I developed a mentoring program called Building Block that teaches leadership principles to incarcerated men. It has been life changing for both the residents and prison staff. I am so grateful.” – Renaldo Hudson, formerly incarcerated Summit attendee, current Director of Education, Illinois Prison Project  

Imagine what could happen when everyone realizes their value, their worth and their purpose in this world. What could happen if everyone had the opportunity to use their unique gifts to bring about positive change?

Will you join us? Every gift, of any size, makes all the difference. 

Give today to join the movement >>
About the Author
Tom De Vries is the President and CEO of the Global Leadership Network.

Tom De Vries


Global Leadership Network

Tom joined the Global Leadership Network (GLN) in 2017 as President and CEO. He brings a wealth of expertise to the GLN’s year-round leadership development efforts and the leadership of producing The Global Leadership Summit (GLS), the premier leadership event of the year. Prior to joining the GLN, Tom was the General Secretary of the Reformed Church in America (RCA), the oldest continuing Protestant denomination in the United States with over 200,000 members and 100 missionaries serving in 40 countries around the world. Tom has a B.A. in Sociology from Wheaton College, a Master of Divinity from Fuller Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership from Western Seminary. He has provided leadership in both the ministry and nonprofit environments serving as a church planter, large church lead pastor and multisite pastor. He served on the central committee of the World Council of Churches and the governing board of the National Council of Churches. Additionally, Tom served on the Board of Trustees for New Brunswick Theological Seminary and Western Theological Seminary and has also taught as an adjunct professor at Western Theological Seminary. Tom played a key leadership role in the launching of a nonprofit focused on food insufficiency in young children and today Hand2Hand feeds more than 8,000 children each weekend through school-church partnerships. He has been a featured guest on NPR, the Salem Radio Network, Life Today Live, Newsmax TV, Moody Radio, the WOW Factor, and Common Good.