Your Membership is a powerful act in supporting the global education of our entire community. A thriving democracy and a vibrant community requires citizens like you who want to learn more about the world so they can act confidently in it.

As a Member, you join nearly 500,000 other like-minded leaders from around the country who have pledged their Membership in the World Affairs Councils of America, the largest international affairs nonprofit organization.

A Membership with the World Affairs Council is…

  1. An Education. Membership dues directly support our Leadership Programs for student across the local Dayton area schools, teaching them the values of responsible citizenship and help them build critical skills necessary for success in an increasingly international workforce.
  2. Access. Membership benefits offer unparalleled access to influential figures in the global arena. You will be able to meet and question newsmakers in intimate settings and enjoy discounted or complimentary admission to speaker programs, along with a host of other benefits that bring the world to Dayton.
  3. A Community. Membership provides opportunities to network socially and professionally within a dynamic, internationally-minded group that includes civic and business leaders in our region.
  4. A Statement. Membership means making your voice heard, not only in our leading public policy forum, but in your commitment to remaining informed, curious, engaged, charitable and global.

As a DCOWA member, you can take advantage of programs available throughout the World Affairs Council of America’s network. Click here for a description of DCOWA's flasghip programs.

To make a general donation, please click the following link.

Membership or Fees:
Pay Online

Membership or Fees:
Pay By Mail

1) Fill out ONLINE application form

1) Print & fill out application form

2) Make an online payment here

Family Membership $100
Individual Member $75
Young Professional $50
Senior (60 or older) $50
Teacher (K-12) $35
College Student $10
Attache $200
Consul General $500
Ambassador $1,000
Contributor $500
Patron $1,000
Sponsor $2,500
Sustainer $5,000

2) Send application & check to the address on application form


  • Membership

    Education: Dues directly support Dayton area schools.

  • Memebership

    Access: Unparalleled access to influential figures.

  • Membership

    Community: Network socially and professionally within a dynamic group.

  • Membership

    Statement: Membership means making your voice heard.