Celebrating 50 Years

TechnoServe was founded in 1968 to help hardworking people in the developing world lift themselves, their families, and their communities out of poverty.

We proudly celebrate fifty years of impact and millions of lives transformed through the power of private enterprise. As we reflect on all that TechnoServe has accomplished together with our supporters, partners, and enterprising people around the world, we are excited to catalyze even greater change in the years ahead.

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50th Anniversary Gala

October 10, 2018
New York City

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William Warshauer joins TechnoServe as CEO

Bringing more than 25 years of experience in international development and the private sector to his position, William Warshauer becomes TechnoServe’s fourth president and CEO.

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TechnoServe launches the Coffee Initiative

With an initial $47 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Coffee Initiative launches in East Africa. Over its two phases, the program supports 340 cooperative wet mills to improve the quality of their coffee and access quality markets, increasing the average price of every kilogram of coffee exported by $1.54. The initiative benefited 267,987 farmers, increasing their incomes by an average of 27 percent.

Financial Times ranks TechnoServe among world’s top 5 NGOs

A special report on corporate citizenship and philanthropy in the Financial Times rates TechnoServe as one of the world’s top non-governmental organizations, placing it fourth on the basis of business partnerships.


Explore some of TechnoServe's defining moments from the last 50 years.

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My enduring reward is the work itself. It is in the eyes and smiles and embraces of the people we help edge toward a better life. It is in the spirit of generosity my colleagues share with me. It is in the learning and insight I get from listening to our clients.
Chairman, TechnoServe

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