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As a member, you will increase your global understanding and cultural intelligence, connect with other members who share your interest in the world, and expand your personal and professional networks, all while supporting the Council's mission.

"The Council has provided me an opportunity to connect with others in my community interested in global affairs."

—Blair J., member since 2015

Explore Membership Options

Membership donations are tax-deductible and provide critical financial support that enables the Council to fulfill its mission. There are a range of options for varying levels of interest.
A young woman at a Council event on International Women's Day, 2018
General Membership $40 to $500+ Are you new to the Council or Chicago and looking for a way to deepen your understanding of critical global issues and US foreign policy while connecting with other Chicagoans who care about what’s happening in the world?
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Young Professionals Network Interact with thought leaders and experts, expand your world view, and grow your personal and professional networks. We all play a role in shaping our global future, and the Council is here to connect you with opportunities to increase your impact.
Two members of the President's Club
President’s Club $1,000 to $5,000+ Are you interested in supporting the Council’s work to foster balanced, fact-based dialogue on critical global issues? Would you enjoy access to private briefings, networking events, and roundtables with global experts and other leadership members?
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Major Gifts $10,000+ Do you want to invest in the Council and its mission to ensure it thrives into its second century? Would you enjoy highly curated experiences, travel opportunities, and customized engagements related to your areas of interest and expertise?
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Corporate Partnerships Is your company interested in developing a customized menu of executive networking, employee engagement, expert advising, visibility, and thought leadership opportunities aligned with its goals and strategy?