Get Involved with the Council

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia (the Council) is the region’s largest and oldest international affairs nonprofit with a combined 130 years of expertise in connecting Philadelphia to the world. Please consider partnering with us to build on our legacy of promoting accessible international affairs education and making connections between Philadelphia and the world. 

Ways to support global affairs education in Philadelphia

Support the Council by becoming an annual member!  Members receive unparalleled access to 25+ adult speaker events bringing world leaders, experts, and policy shapers to Philadelphia while also supporting our global affairs-focused education programs engaging more than 2,500 regional students in leadership and diplomacy skill-building each year.


Annual membership starts at just $35 | Learn more → 

Join a wide and diverse network of the region's top globally-minded and forward-thinking corporations!  Corporate membership supports the Council's work developing the next generation of global leaders and offers opportunities in VIP program access, B2B networking, professional development, volunteerism, and more.


Partner with us to achieve your global network goals | Learn more →

Interested in supporting a particular program or simply making an unrestricted gift? With one-time, annual, and monthly giving options, you can make a direct and significant impact on the Council's work in Philadelphia.  The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia (EIN 23-1352586) is a registered 501c(3) nonprofit organization, and gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


Support our mission today | Make a donation  →

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia does accept gifts of stock.  If you are interested in making a donation of stock or securities, please contact Margaret Hasani, Vice President of Development & Membership, for brokerage details.


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Want to double the impact of your gift?  See if your employer supports matching contributions to nonprofit organizations!  For help facilitating a matching gift through your company, please contact Margaret Hasani, Vice President of Development & Membership


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Make a direct impact by giving your time and experience to our students as a facilitator at one of our education programs for middle and high school students.  Help Council staff at one of our larger adult speaker events.  We are always interested in partnering with our members to make our programs better and maximize our impact.


Donate your time in service of global education | Learn more → 

Explore the world through our renowed travel program.  The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia leads more than 30 trips each year to all seven continents of the world where travelers partake in meetings with government officials and diplomats, enjoy people-to-people opportunities, and receive in-depth cultural, historical, and political experiences.


More than 40 years of travel experience | Learn more about our travel program →


Do you have a student in your life attending a middle or high school in the Philadelphia region?  Introduce their school to World Affairs Council of Philadelphia student education programs!  The Council works with more than 2,500 students from about 85 regional schools each year, and we are always eager to expand our impact to more students to ensure that the benefits of global affairs education are available to all.


Learn more about Council student programming →

Through the Pennsylvania EITC program, tax credits are awarded to eligible companies and businesses that contribute to qualified educational improvement organizations in Pennsylvania, including the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.  These credits may be applied against the tax liability of a business for the tax year in which the contribution was made.

Tax credits are equal to 75% of the contribution – up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year. This percentage can be increased to 90% if a business agrees to provide the same amount for two consecutive tax years.

Eligible business are those authorized to do business in Pennsylvania who are subject to one or more of the following:

  • Personal Income Tax
  • Capital Stock/Foreign Franchise Tax
  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Bank Shares Tax
  • Title Insurance & Trust Company Shares Tax
  • Insurance Premium Tax (excluding surplus lines, unauthorized, domestic/foreign marine)
  • Mutual Thrift Tax
  • Malt Beverage Tax
  • Retaliatory Fees under section 212 of the Insurance Company Law of 1921

More information about the Pennsylvania EITC Program and the application process for interested businesses can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development webpage for the program. 


Questions? | Contact Margaret Hasani for more information →


Atlas Legacy Society members secure the enduring impact of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. We are honored to recognize these special supporters of our organization who have made connecting Philadelphia to the world a part of their legacy.


Learn more about the Atlas Legacy Society and how to join  → 

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