Corporate Involvement

Through the generous investment and involvement of our corporate partners, the Council fulfills its impact goal of reaching Central Ohio students and educators, businesses, and academic, government and retired professionals. 80% of contributed funds go directly to programming, highlighted by rich global content and customized delivery vehicles. Interested organizations have access to unrestricted levels of contribution and fully customized partnerships.

To discuss your organization’s level of engagement in the Council, please contact Patrick Terrien.


Annual Membership


Annual membership supports the Council’s overall mission and programming while giving your organization confidence that you are doing your part to educate a globally competent, competitive, and collaborative community.

Mission Partnership

($25,000 - $1,000,000)

The designation of Mission Partner is reserved for the Council’s most committed investors and mission-aligned partners. The concept incorporates three key themes:

Longevity: Partner has been active and engaged for many years.

Investment: Partner has invested a variety of resources, including intellect, experience, marketing, and volunteers in addition to funding.

Mission-Alignment: Partner has demonstrated a mission that aligns with the Council’s mission.

Sponsorships & Events

($1,000 - $250,000)

For corporations seeking strategic philanthropy with identified ROI, sponsorship proves an effective approach.

Signature Luncheon sponsorships and table purchases enable you to gain critical visibility among a globally-minded audience and access to experts on the world’s most pressing issues.

International Awards Ceremony table sponsorship affords your organization the opportunity to join more than 600 business and community leaders in honoring outstanding contributors to global education.

Adopt-a-School sponsorship for Global Scholars Diploma provides an opportunity to ensure a local high school has access to the nationally recognized Global Scholars Diploma program.

Professional Services

In addition to the various tax-deductible investments, the Columbus Council on World Affairs also provides cutting-edge, professional services to corporations and organizations around the country.

Global Fluency Training: Introductory and advanced learning sessions to build cross-cultural competence for all levels in an organization.

Volunteering & In-Kind

Global Scholars Diploma career and culture experts volunteer their time to help enrich the experiences for students.

In-kind product and services are always welcome whether it is lunches for our Global Scholars students or brand identity services for the entire organization.

Get Involved

"The Columbus Council on World Affairs delivers relevant, dynamic, high quality programming that makes us a better equipped global organization. CCWA truly is an unparalleled community resource. Abbott Nutrition is proud to be a Mission Partner and support their work"

– Dan Schmitz, Regional Head of R&D and Scientific Affairs for the Americas Abbott Nutrition