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The World Affairs Council of Charlotte (WACC) was founded in 1983 as an outreach program of UNC Charlotte and its Office of International Programs. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, it is supported by private funding from individual and corporate member dues and contributions.

As a regional center for education and discussion of world affairs, the Council seeks to provide leadership for global thinking, believing that a broad perspective is necessary for effective competition in the global economy and for responsible citizenship in the increasingly interdependent political world.

Please consider joining us as a member to help support our mission. Bring the world to Charlotte through the World Affairs Council of Charlotte!

Membership with the World Affairs Council of Charlotte allows members to connect with other internationally-minded individuals, newcomers, students, and members of the Charlotte business community while keeping up-to-date on global developments at our programs. Learn about a wide range of international topics from ambassadors, Heads of State, foreign dignitaries, experts on foreign affairs and other internationally renowned speakers when you sign up to become a member of the Council.

Becoming a member is simple. You can sign up online and pay via PayPal, or you can call into our office and pay via credit card. If you prefer mailing in your membership application with a check or card information, you can easily download the WACC application and mail it back to our office.

Help us to continue our mission of promoting global education in our classrooms, dialogue on international affairs in our community, and a broader understanding of global issues impacting the world and the greater Charlotte area, all of which help make our community stronger and more globally viable. Your financial support will ensure that we are able to continue our mission of promoting cultural awareness and understanding of global issues in our increasingly diverse region. Click here for additional information regarding our individual membership benefits.

Your support will help us continue our efforts to be a bridge between the world and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Individual Member Recognition

Global Envoy
Frank Kiker
Dr. Marie-Claire Marroum
Firoz and Sheila Peera
Ambassadors Circle
Laszlo M. Balassy
Vicki Sutton & Chuck Bing
Dr. Claudio Carpano
John Casson
Michelle C. Coffino
Norman and Natalie Cohen
Wayne and Judy Cooper
Dave Dalton
Steven Garfinkel
Mary and Steve Hunting
Kal Kardous
Drs. Dennis and Kaye McGarry
Dr. Isabelle Powell
David Lynn and Ming Qi
David and Liz Shuford
Anne and Robert Stolz
Todd and Pam Wiebusch
Diplomats
Rina and Chris Arline
Lee Brinson
William and Jane Hall Coley
Tom and Jeannie Cottingham
Tom and Millie Cox
Steven Garfinkel
Mary Jo Germain & Steven Hershfield
Heidi and Joe Hall
Mike Hawley & Dr. Katherine Pierce
Dennis Johnson
Vikram and Andrea Kumar
John and Beverly Lassiter
Tracy Montross & Jesse Munoz
Juan Sandoval
Scott Syfert
Bill Williamson
Council Sponsor
Bill and Georgia Belk
Jim and Peggy Hynes

Our corporate members also receive a number of benefits in addition to visibility and logo recognition. For internationally-minded organizations, WACC events provide exceptional networking and business development opportunities with government officials, foreign dignitaries, world renowned authors and experts on global affairs, and local Charlotte-area decision makers. Many times Council speakers pay private visits to our member companies to give briefings and updates on global issues to top executives, international trade divisions, and global risk analysts.

Click here for a list of our corporate members.

For more information regarding Corporate Membership with the World Affairs Council of Charlotte, please contact Lauren Osga or call (704) 687-7758.