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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, along with a host of other benefits that bring the world to Philadelphia.

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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 incomprarable speaker programs, built on a 72-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 perpectives. 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. 30,000 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 in empowering our youth with the same sensibilities to ensure a more secure world future for us all.

Membership Categories & Benefits

Membership with the Council provides you with access to influential figures in the global arena, opportunities to network socially and professionally with leaders in our region and the chance to make a difference in the lives of young students who are the citizens and leaders of the future.

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Our Members

Our Members' annual contributions advance the Council’s mission of providing a forum to engage citizens of all ages, and—most importantly—directly support the Council’s student education programs, which serve a diverse group of over 2,500 middle and high school students from public, parochial, and charter schools across the Greater Philadelphia region each year.

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Young Friends Membership

The Young Friends of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia provides an affordable membership option for young professionals eager to broaden their understanding of the world around us, while supporting the Council’s mission of encouraging responsible citizenship in Greater Philadelphia.

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Corporate Membership

A corporate membership is an opportunity to take part in the Council’s mission of educating citizens about international affairs by generously supporting programs that prepare the next group of leaders.

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Become a monthly sustainer!

Support the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia by becoming a monthly sustained donor.

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