Corporate and Institutional Membership Categories and Benefits

There has never been a better time to join the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh!

Corporate and institutional members are integral to the World Affairs Council’s success! They enable stronger global connections that are vital to the continued civic, cultural, and economic vitality of our region. Corporate members provide indispensable support for our award-winning educational programs and public policy discussions.


Recognizing the evolving needs of our corporate and institutional partners, the Council has revitalized its programs and revised its membership structure in an effort to increase the Council’s value to corporations and institutions. Members of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh are open-minded individuals who share a common interest in understanding the global challenges of the 21st century as well as the international issues facing our region and the country as a whole. Council membership offers a unique opportunity to participate in informed dialogue with experts on a range of global issues.


To become a corporate member of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, please contact

Melanie Gulasy at 412-281-7970 or melanie@worldpittsburgh.org.

Members at all levels receive:

  • Advanced notice and preferred registration at Council programs and events.
  • Invitations to special “members only” events.
  • Special access to high-level experts and speakers.
  • Discounts to all Council events and those of partnering organizations.
  • Discounts on publications, including the Economist, Foreign Affairs, and the World Policy Journal.
  • Acknowledgment in the Council’s Annual Report, on the Council’s website, and in any listing of corporate supporters and partners (unless you indicate that you wish to remain anonymous).
  • Web links and recognition on the Council’s “Corporate Spotlight” section of website.
  • The opportunity to sponsor/host Council events.
  • Memberships renew on January 1, 2014.
ACADEMIC & NONPROFIT MEMBER:  $250
This membership is intended for academic institutions and the Council’s nonprofit partners.
  • Five non-transferable individual memberships – at the Sustaining Member level – which include admission at the discounted member rate to all World Affairs Council events.
SMALL BUSINESS MEMBER:  $500
This membership is intended for companies with fewer than 20 employees.
  • Five non-transferable individual memberships – at the Sustaining Member level – which include admission at the discounted member rate to all World Affairs Council events.
CORPORATE MEMBER:  $1,000
  • Five non-transferable individual memberships – at the Sustaining Member level – which include admission at the discounted member rate to all World Affairs Council events.
  • Prominent visual acknowledgment  at select Council events.
CORPORATE CONTRIBUTOR:  $2,500
  • Five non-transferable Patron-level Individual Memberships which include admission at the discounted member rate to all World Affairs Council events, priority seating, and invitations to special “VIP” events.
  • Invitations to exclusive “Corporate Partners in Excellence” events.
CORPORATE PATRON:  $5,000
  • Ten non-transferable Patron-level Individual Memberships which include admission at the discounted member rate to all World Affairs Council events, priority seating, and invitations to special “VIP” events.
  • Member discounts for all employees.
  • Prominent acknowledgment at select Council events.
  • Invitations to exclusive “Corporate Partners in Excellence” events.
CORPORATE BENEFACTOR:  $10,000
  • Fifteen non-transferable Benefactor-level Individual Memberships which include admission at the discounted member rate to all World Affairs Council events, priority seating, and invitations to special “VIP” events.
  • Member discounts for all employees.
  • Prominent acknowledgment at select Council events.
  • Invitations to exclusive “Corporate Partners in Excellence” events.
  • Opportunity to serve as named sponsor for one table of eight secondary students and teachers at one select Council luncheon
CORPORATE SUSTAINING SPONSOR:  $20,000
  • Five non-transferable President’s Circle-level Individual Memberships which include all of the above and special invitations.
  • Ten non-transferable Benefactor-level Individual Memberships.
  • Member discounts for all employees.
  • Prominent acknowledgment at select Council events.
  • Invitations to exclusive “Corporate Partners in Excellence” events.
  • Opportunity to serve as named sponsor for one table of eight secondary students and teachers at one select Council luncheon.Exclusive sponsorship of one Council event per year.
Thank you for becoming a member. We cannot do what we do without you.
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