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What others have to say about the Council...
"The signal strength of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh is addressing the complex issues that stymie the greatest minds in our country... There is no more important task than for young people and future leaders to be exposed to the intricacies of world affairs - that is what this Council is about."
- Honorable Dick Thornburgh
"In thirty years of teaching, I can definitely say that the World Affairs Council's International Affairs Education Program has been more important to my students and me than any other organization. You bring enrichment and knowledge that is simply not available anywhere else."
- An award-winning social studies teacher
Annual Giving Campaign
As 2012 draws to a close, it is a good time to consider where Pittsburgh has been and where it is going. Since 1931 – when the World Affairs Council was founded – Pittsburgh has been an international city. In recent years, this community has worked to establish itself as a truly global city. Following the G-20 Summit in September 2009, Pittsburgh served as host to the One Young World Summit in October of this year. One Young World brought 1,200 young people from 183 countries to Pittsburgh to discuss some of the most pressing economic, political, and social issues of the day. Pittsburgh and the Summit were the focus of many local, national, and international news stories which were viewed by millions of people around the world. The entire Pittsburgh community rolled out the red carpet for our international visitors, and the Council was at the center of the effort to bring the Summit to our city.
In addition to a range of programs and activities designed to give students and teachers a deeper, more-nuanced understanding of global issues, as well as events designed to give the professional community insights into the global environment, the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh seeks opportunities to expand the city’s international exposure.
2012 has been a very busy year for the Council! In addition to playing a key role at One Young World, the Council held over 200 events and reached well over 16,500 people. The Council’s efforts were recognized in both the academic and nonprofit sectors.
The Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PaCIE) awarded the Council its prestigious Public Education Award for “outstanding contributions to international education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”
The Council also was given a 5-Star rating by GreatNonprofits, a leading developer of tools that allow people to find, review, and share information about nonprofit organizations. The team at the Council was truly humbled to see words like “exceeding the goals it sets for itself” and “helping to drive Pittsburgh’s rebirth” used to describe our work.
Please consider making a donation to the Council’s Annual Fund before the end of the year. You can make a contribution online. All donations are tax deductible.
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