Individual Membership


Individual Membership

Whether you’re an armchair traveler or a globe-trotter, a foreign policy novice or junkie, GCWAC is your place to expand your global mindset and become part of Greater Cincinnati’s best network for international connections.

Membership CONTACTMichelle Harpenau, Executive Director or call 1.859.448.8984

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Join GCWAC’s Global Community

Along with membership benefits, your financial support of Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council means we can reach schools, organizations, and communities with enriching programs that inspire global citizenship and create personal connections. And, if your employer matches charitable giving, you can double your impact by having your gift matched.

Members are at the heart of GCWAC.

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If you’re a nonprofit organization looking to become a GCWAC member, contact Michelle Harpenau, Executive Director, to learn more about our organizational member rates.

Membership Has Benefits – Starting at $100

Last year, GCWAC hosted more than 15 events including dinners with the Ambassadors of Latvia, Germany, and South Africa; U.S. Ambassador to Republic of Korea; and global gaggles with visiting international professionals. Members always receive discounts and often have exclusive access to these and other special events. Benefits increase when you increase your membership level. And a student membership is only $20 for 1 year!

All GCWAC members receive the following benefits for 1 year:

  • GCWAC’s monthly newsletter
  • Members-first opportunities to host international visitors for dinner, overnight, and driving privileges
  • Free admission to Global Gaggles
  • Free or discounted admission to GCWAC’s public events
  • Discounts on subscriptions to The New Yorker, Foreign Policy, and other publications
  • All memberships are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law

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GCWAC Members Are Engaged

The Goldberg family, GCWAC member, recently hosted one of GCWAC’s groups of visiting professionals for dinner.

“We do work in Southeast Asia and have an opportunity to be in Kuala Lumpur in the future. It was particularly rewarding to know that such a diverse group of people with many differences (cultural and religious backgrounds: we had Jews, Christians and Muslims at our dinner) had so many things in common. I was very pleased to see the visitors spending so much time with my children too.”

Hosting international visitors is a unique benefit offered to GCWAC members-first. Visitors are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and have been recognized as leaders effecting real change in their home communities. Connect with these leading individuals from around the world by hosting them for dinner in your home.