Become a member

Membership benefits offer unparalleled access to influential figures in the global arena. Meet and question newsmakers in intimate settings and enjoy discounted or complimentary admission to speaker programs hosted all around Philadelphia and in the suburbs, along with a host of other benefits that bring the world to Philadelphia.

Membership with the Council is...

  • Open minds. Not only do our members further their own knowledge of world affairs, membership dues directly support our programs opening the world for middle and high school students across the region.
  • Access. Membership offers unparalleled access to influential figures in the global arena through the Council's incomparable speaker programs, built on a 73-year legacy of bringing civil discourse with international leaders to Philadelphia. Members also gain exclusive access to opportunities for unique once-in-a-lifetime international travel experiences.
  • Civil discourse and global perspectives. Membership provides opportunities to network and converse socially and professionally with a dynamic, internationally-minded group of fellow global citizens and community leaders. 
  • An investment in our global future. 85 schools. 2,500 students. 32,000 learning hours covering 12 global issues and 60 researched countries each year. Each individual membership can support one needs-based scholarship for a student to participate in a Council global simulation program sparking lifelong interest in world affairs and honing the critical skills to grow into a global leader.
  • A statement. This is your commitment to remaining informed, curious, engaged, charitable, and global—and to empowering our youth with the same sensibilities to ensure a more secure world future for us all.

Membership Categories & Benefits

Designed for those 35 or younger, the Young Friends membership provides membership benefits for one (1) person:

 

  • Support of critical international affairs and leadership programming for more than 2,500 students from 85 regional schools per year

  • Members discount (typically 30% off) on Council program tickets

  • Access to members-only programs

  • Invitations to exclusive World Affairs Table culinary tasting experiences

  • Complimentary access to virtual programs

  • One (1) complimentary program ticket for use at Council home venue in Center City

  • DailyChatter subscription

  • Membership recognition lapel pin and other branded gifts

  • Support of critical international affairs and leadership programming for more than 2,500 students from 85 regional schools per year

  • Members discount (typically 30% off) on Council program tickets

  • Access to members-only programs

  • Invitations to exclusive World Affairs Table culinary tasting experiences

  • Complimentary access to virtual programs

  • One (1) complimentary program ticket for use at Council home venue in Center City

  • DailyChatter subscription

  • Membership recognition lapel pin and other branded gifts

Membership benefits for two (2) people:

 

  • Support of critical international affairs and leadership programming for more than 2,500 students from 85 regional schools per year

  • Members discount (typically 30% off) on Council program tickets

  • Access to members-only programs

  • Invitations to exclusive World Affairs Table culinary tasting experiences

  • Complimentary access to virtual programs

  • Two (2) complimentary program tickets for use at Council home venue in Center City

  • DailyChatter subscription

  • Membership recognition lapel pin and other branded gifts

Membership benefits for two (2) people:

 

  • Support of critical international affairs and leadership programming for more than 2,500 students from 85 regional schools per year

  • Members discount (typically 30% off) on Council program tickets

  • Access to members-only programs

  • Invitations to exclusive World Affairs Table culinary tasting experiences

  • Complimentary access to virtual programs

  • Four (4) complimentary program tickets for use at Council home venue in Center City

  • Two (2) complimentary guest tickets

  • Occasional invitations to virtual post-event private Briefing Room discussions with speakers

  • DailyChatter subscription

  • Membership recognition lapel pin and other branded gifts

  • Support of critical international affairs and leadership programming for more than 2,500 students from 85 regional schools per year

  • Complimentary access to all programs at the Council’s home venue in Center City

  • Members discount (typically 30% off) on Council program tickets

  • Access to members-only programs

  • Invitations to exclusive World Affairs Table culinary tasting experiences

  • Complimentary access to virtual programs

  • Four (4) complimentary guest tickets

  • Invitations to virtual post-event private Briefing Room discussions with speakers

  • Private, off the record dinner opportunities with speakers (paid ticket, when available)

  • DailyChatter subscription

  • Annual Stranger’s Guide subscription

  • Membership recognition lapel pin and other branded gifts

  • Donor recognition as a supporting member on the Council's website

  • Support of critical international affairs and leadership programming for more than 2,500 students from 85 regional schools per year

  • Complimentary access to all Council programs, including Diplochat series

  • Access to members-only programs

  • Invitations to exclusive World Affairs Table culinary tasting experiences

  • Complimentary access to virtual programs

  • Six (6) complimentary guest tickets

  • Invitations to virtual post-event private Briefing Room discussions with speakers

  • One (1) private, off the record dinner opportunity with speakers (for 2)

  • Complimentary signed books at applicable events

  • DailyChatter subscription

  • Annual Stranger’s Guide subscription

  • Membership recognition lapel pin and other branded gifts

  • Donor recognition as a supporting member on the Council's website

  • Support of critical international affairs and leadership programming for more than 2,500 students from 85 regional schools per year

  • Complimentary meals at Council events (luncheons and dinners)

  • Complimentary access to all Council programs and receptions, including Diplochat series

  • Access to members-only programs

  • Invitations to exclusive World Affairs Table culinary tasting experiences

  • Complimentary access to exclusive Council Conversation Club

  • Complimentary access to virtual programs

  • Eight (8) complimentary guest tickets

  • Invitations to virtual post-event private Briefing Room discussions with speakers

  • Two (2) private, off the record dinner opportunities with speakers (for 2)

  • Complimentary signed books at applicable events

  • Exclusive Head Table opportunities at applicable luncheon and dinner events

  • Speaker photo opportunities at applicable events

  • Reserved seating at in-person events

  • DailyChatter subscription

  • Annual Stranger’s Guide subscription

  • Membership recognition lapel pin and other branded gifts

  • Donor recognition as a supporting member on the Council's website

  • Support of critical international affairs and leadership programming for more than 2,500 students from 85 regional schools per year

  • Complimentary meals at Council events (luncheons and dinners)

  • Complimentary access to all Council programs and receptions, including Diplochat series

  • Access to members-only programs

  • Invitations to exclusive World Affairs Table culinary tasting experiences

  • Complimentary access to exclusive Council Conversation Club

  • Complimentary access to virtual programs

  • Ten (10) complimentary guest tickets

  • Invitations to virtual post-event private Briefing Room discussions with speakers

  • Three (3) private, off the record dinner opportunities with speakers (for 2)

  • Complimentary signed books at applicable events

  • Personalized signed book at applicable events

  • Exclusive Head Table opportunities at applicable luncheon and dinner events

  • Speaker photo opportunities at applicable events

  • Reserved seating at in-person events

  • DailyChatter subscription

  • Annual Stranger’s Guide subscription

  • Membership recognition lapel pin and other branded gifts

  • Donor recognition as a Leadership Circle member on the Council's website

  • Donor recognition on event materials

Thank you to our most generous individual donors, whose annual contributions support the Council's student education programs, which serve a diverse group of over 2,500 students from public, parochial, and charter schools across the Greater Philadelphia area each year.