Become an Individual Member of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte

membership_individualThe World Affairs Council of Charlotte (WACC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1983 that is supported by private funding from individual and corporate member dues and contributions. Memberships with the Council are also tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by the IRS.

As a regional center for education and discussion of world affairs, the Council seeks to provide leadership for global thinking through our global-issue driven programming and international education initiatives. We believe that a broad perspective is necessary for effective competition in the global economy and for responsible citizenship in an increasingly interdependent world.

Basic Membership Benefits

  • Member discounts to all WACC programs and events
  • Free admission to selected WACC programs and events
  • Recognition of membership contribution on the WACC website (*Diplomat level and higher)
  • Access to book signings by world renowned experts on global issues
  • Free subscription to WACC mailings and e-announcements
  • Special discounts for The Economist, Foreign Policy and other leading publications
  • Customized international travel opportunities specifically designed for members

WACC Individual Membership Levels

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Additional Membership Benefits

$ 175 WORLD SPONSOR – all of the above basic member benefits for you and one additional family member plus:

  • Four complimentary program passes for use at any WACC Speaker Series, Ambassadors Circle or CEO Series programs
  • Preferred seating at all programs
  • Special opportunities to meet with distinguished guests

$ 300 GLOBAL PATRON – all of the above basic member benefits for you and one additional family member plus:

  • Six complimentary program passes for use at any WACC Speaker Series, Ambassadors Circle or CEO Series programs
  • Invitation to member appreciation events
  • Preferred seating at all programs
  • Special opportunities to meet with distinguished guests

$ 500 DIPLOMAT – all of the above basic member benefits for you and one additional family member plus:

  • Eight complimentary program passes for use at any WACC Speaker Series, Ambassadors Circle or CEO Series programs
  • Two complimentary WorldQuest admissions
  • Access to all VIP receptions
  • Invitation to member appreciation events
  • Preferred seating at all programs
  • Special opportunities to meet with distinguished guests
  • Advanced notice of select WACC programs and events
  • Complimentary copy of a book written by a WACC speaker 

$ 1,000 AMBASSADORS CIRCLE – all of the above basic member benefits for you and one additional family member plus:

  • Ten complimentary program passes for use at any WACC Speaker Series, Ambassadors Circle or CEO Series programs
  • Two free tickets to the World Citizen Award Dinner (*includes access to VIP reception with distinguished guests)
  • One complimentary table at WorldQuest (seats 8) – annual global knowledge competition
  • Access to all VIP receptions
  • Two complimentary tickets for use at any WACC Private Dinner with distinguished guests at no additional cost
  • Invitation to member appreciation events
  • Preferred seating at all programs
  • Advanced notice of select WACC programs and events
  • Special opportunities to meet with distinguished guests
  • Recognition on WACC website, printed programs and e-announcements
  • Complimentary copy of a book written by a WACC speaker