Major Gifts

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.

Major Gifts Benefits

Directors' Circle
$10,000+

Ambassador's Circle
$15,000+

Chairman's Circle
$25,000+

Founders' 
Circle
$50,000+

Complimentary admission for you and guests, space permitting, when attending public programs at Council’s Conference Center

Access to events planned exclusively for President’s Club members, including briefings on the Council's research

Inclusion in a network of more than 600 globally-minded donors

Invitation to join the Young Professionals Network.

Discounts on subscriptions to Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, World Political Review, and Financial Times

Reduced member-rate for breakfast and lunch programs

Invitation to members-only programs and member mixers to network with other Council members and leaders

Core benefits for two individuals in the same household

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

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

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

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

Complimentary admission for you and guests, space permitting, when attending public programs at Council’s Conference Center

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

Access to events planned exclusively for President’s Club members, including briefings on the Council's research

Directors' Circle $10,000+
Ambassador's Circle $15,000+
Chairman's Circle $25,000+
Founders' Circle $50,000+
Inclusion in a network of more than 600 globally-minded donors
Directors' Circle $10,000+
Ambassador's Circle $15,000+
Chairman's Circle $25,000+
Founders' Circle $50,000+

Invitation to join the Young Professionals Network

Directors' Circle $10,000+
Ambassador's Circle $15,000+
Chairman's Circle $25,000+
Founders' Circle $50,000+
Discounts on subscriptions to Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, World Political Review, and Financial Times
Directors' Circle $10,000+
Ambassador's Circle $15,000+
Chairman's Circle $25,000+
Founders' Circle $50,000+

Reduced member-rate for breakfast and lunch programs

Directors' Circle $10,000+
Ambassador's Circle $15,000+
Chairman's Circle $25,000+
Founders' Circle $50,000+
Invitation to members-only programs and member mixers to network with other Council members and leaders
Directors' Circle $10,000+
Ambassador's Circle $15,000+
Chairman's Circle $25,000+
Founders' Circle $50,000+

Core benefits for two individuals in the same household

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

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+

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+

Invitation to travel internationally as part of the annual Leadership Study Mission with board members; previous trips have been to 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+

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+