World Affairs Councils are great organizations. They help keep people throughout our country alive to important developments in world affairs and underscore that, in the country, we stay engaged and we are part of the world.  – George Schultz, former Secretary of State 

2010 Year-End Giving Campaign

At this time of year, you undoubtedly receive many requests from groups worthy of your support. There is no better, timely or more appreciated way for you to assure the future of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte than participating in our 2010 Year-End Giving Campaign.

Consider the impact and outreach of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte in the Queen City:

  • More than 3500 individuals have participated in our community programs this year. Speakers like General David Petraeus, Jim Rogers (Duke Energy), Ambassador Meera Shankar (India), Sophie Delaunay (Doctors Without Borders), Dan DiMicco (Nucor Steel), Jim Zogby (Arab Voices), and Adrian Wooldridge (The Economist – London) have encouraged thoughtful discourse on significant issues impacting communities around the world.
  • A record number of 540 participants including 22-high schools from the greater Charlotte area participated in WorldQuest, the WACC’s blockbuster international knowledge program and largest international education program of its kind in the region.
  • Since 1994, we have awarded 46 Council Scholar awards enabling high school teachers to experience varying cultures overseas through study abroad and international professional development programs. Under the 2010-2011 Council Scholar program, we plan to send five additional educators abroad. Roundtable discussions with Barbara Slavin (Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies – Iran) and Michael O’Hanlon (Toughing It Out in Afghanistan), hosted at the Military and Global Leadership Academy at Marie G. Davis, allowed for interactive learning between students and experts on national security and defense.
  • Our partnership with UNC Charlotte continues to grow as we jointly host the International Speaker Series on-campus and Great Decisions (community) each year.
  • Davidson College, Queens University of Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College remain major education partners and we continue to collaborate with these institutions on a variety of international education programs.
  • Support from our corporate citizens is strengthened as we partner with over 45 corporate entities, ultimately reaching out to key decision makers and employees, who value the critical analysis and thought provoking discussion provided through WACC programs.

I have the deepest respect for World Affairs Council members.

They are involved people who will determine the kind of future we have – Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States

As we continue promoting international understanding and educating the community on global affairs, your tax-deductible gift is vital to our mission to help you and our neighbors connect the big dots in what is becoming a very small world. Please make the World Affairs Council of Charlotte a priority in your year-end giving.


World Affairs Council of Charlotte Board and Staff


World Affairs Council of Charlotte
UNC Charlotte, 227 CHHS Building
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223 
  • If you are sending in a check, please make the check payable to “World Affairs Council of Charlotte.”
  • Prefer Giving Over the Phone? Call 704-687-7762 and we’ll take care of the credit card transaction over the phone.