Generous support from Chicago’s top civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders makes it possible for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs to educate the public about critical global issues and to influence important policy debates. Invest in the Council’s work to broaden our convening power and expand the research to make an impact on global affairs.

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Major Gifts Benefits

Directors' Circle
$10,000+

Ambassador's Circle
$15,000+

Chairman's Circle
$25,000+

Founders' 
Circle
$50,000+

Benefits of President’s Club Gold donors

Invitations to join private roundtable discussions with Council Fellows, policy analysts, and government officials that examine relevant geopolitical trends around the world

Invitation to travel internationally as part of the annual Leadership Study Mission with board members; previous trips have been to Colombia, Israel, Jordan, Brussels, Cuba, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, South Korea and Japan

Ongoing networking opportunities to meet speakers, Council Fellows, and major donors at this level and above at private receptions and dinners

Recognition in the Council’s annual donor listing

Customized engagement opportunities related to your expertise and interest

Opportunity to request policy briefings 1:1 with Chicago Council policy experts

Intimate conversation on Council President’s annual review

Invitation to join Council leadership in welcoming dignitaries and experts in advance of the Council events

Major Gifts Benefits

Benefits of President’s Club Gold donors

Directors' Circle $10,000+
Ambassador's Circle $15,000+
Chairman's Circle $25,000+
Founders' Circle $50,000+

Invitations to join private roundtable discussions with Council Fellows, policy analysts, and government officials that examine relevant geopolitical trends around the world

Directors' Circle $10,000+
Ambassador's Circle $15,000+
Chairman's Circle $25,000+
Founders' Circle $50,000+

Invitation to travel internationally as part of the annual Leadership Study Mission with board members; previous trips have been to Colombia, Israel, Jordan, Brussels, Cuba, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, South Korea and Japan

Directors' Circle $10,000+
Ambassador's Circle $15,000+
Chairman's Circle $25,000+
Founders' Circle $50,000+

Ongoing networking opportunities to meet speakers, Council Fellows, and major donors at this level and above at private receptions and dinners

Directors' Circle $10,000+
Ambassador's Circle $15,000+
Chairman's Circle $25,000+
Founders' Circle $50,000+

Recognition in the Council’s annual donor listing

Directors' Circle $10,000+
Ambassador's Circle $15,000+
Chairman's Circle $25,000+
Founders' Circle $50,000+

Customized engagement opportunities related to your expertise and interest

Directors' Circle $10,000+
Ambassador's Circle $15,000+
Chairman's Circle $25,000+
Founders' Circle $50,000+

Opportunity to request policy briefings 1:1 with Chicago Council policy experts

Directors' Circle $10,000+
Ambassador's Circle $15,000+
Chairman's Circle $25,000+
Founders' Circle $50,000+

Intimate conversation on Council President’s annual review

Directors' Circle $10,000+
Ambassador's Circle $15,000+
Chairman's Circle $25,000+
Founders' Circle $50,000+

Invitation to join Council leadership in welcoming dignitaries and experts in advance of the Council events

Directors' Circle $10,000+
Ambassador's Circle $15,000+
Chairman's Circle $25,000+
Founders' Circle $50,000+
Contributions to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs support public education and independent global affairs studies. The Council is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and contributions are tax-deductible. If you are interested in joining or would like more information about making a major gift, please contact Karrie Miner or +1 312-821-7541.