Support the World Affairs Council of Charlotte

Invest in International Education and Global Leadership in the Queen City

The world we live in is in rapid transformation. Events from around the globe affect us in ways that are difficult to predict as we become increasingly interdependent on each other.

It’s without a doubt that World Affairs Council of Charlotte programming offers much needed context so that we have a better understanding about the intricacies of foreign policy, global security, population and demographic changes, economic and trade agreements, governance and conflict and how they influence our lives.

As we continue promoting the importance of international education and a broader understanding of world affairs, your tax-deductible donation is vital to our mission to help you and your neighbors connect the big dots in what is becoming a very small world.

Donation Options

$40 Sponsor one high school student to attend a WACC Series Program

Your contribution will fund the participation of individual students from Charlotte Mecklenburg schools.




$75 Sponsor a “Speaker in the Classroom” program for area high schools

Your contribution will fund round-table discussions or small group lectures by international expert in selected area high schools.




$150 Sponsor one high school student table at Academic WorldQuest

Your contribution will fund the attendance and participation of one high school from Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Iredell, Gaston or Union county to compete in this global knowledge competition.




$300 Sponsor a CMS student table at a WACC Speaker Series Program

Your contribution will help fund the attendance of eight CMS students and two teachers to one WACC Speaker Series program.




$500 Support the “Young Explorers Essay” Competition (CMS)

Your contribution will help fund the cost of prizes for winners of the essay competition and a district wide-ceremony and reception recognizing all the students who participated in the competition.




$750 Support the Council’s general education outreach initiatives

Your contribution will help fund the Council’s education collaborations with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Union County Public Schools, UNC Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College, Wingate University, Northeastern University (Charlotte campus), Davidson College and Wake Forest university (Charlotte campus).




$1000 Support the Council’s community programming initiatives

Your contribution will help us continue to build on our hallmark of exceptional global issue programming in the greater Charlotte region.




$2500 Support the Council Scholar Award program

Your contribution will help fund one teacher’s professional development through study abroad This program recognizes outstanding Charlotte area teachers, grades K-12, who have demonstrated a commitment and interest in international education.




$5000 Academic WorldQuest 2016

Your contribution of $5000 enables the participation of 25 high schools at AWQ 2016. This cost includes food and beverages for 300 participants (including teachers), operations (i.e. AV requirements, t-shirts, printing, marketing and public relations material, prizes etc.) and logistical costs. In addition, these funds will help subsidize the winning school’s trip to Washington D.C.  to compete in the national Academic WorldQuest competition in 2017.

Your contribution will help fund one teacher’s professional development through study abroad This program recognizes outstanding Charlotte area teachers, grades K-12, who have demonstrated a commitment and interest in international education.




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