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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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An education. Membership dues directly support our Global Leadership Programs for 2,600 students across 89 schools, teaching them the values of responsible citizenship and helping them build the critical skills necessary for success in an increasingly international workforce.

Access. 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.

A community. Membership provides opportunities to network socially and professionally within a dynamic, internationally-minded group that includes civic and business leaders in our region.

A statement. Membership means making your voice heard, not only in our leading public policy forum, but in 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.

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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 2,600 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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