Arts, Culture, and Humanities

World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • www.wacphila.org

Mission Statement

The World Affairs Council is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to informing and engaging people of all ages on matters of national and international significance. To this end, it provides education, discourse and information to audiences throughout the Greater Philadelphia region, including individual and corporate members, students and teachers, and the general public.

ruling year

1950

Principal Officer

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Claudia McBride

Keywords

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Philadelphia, international, democracy, current, education, knowledge, informed citizenry

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EIN

23-1352586

Also Known As

WAC

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

The Council strives to increase understanding of world affairs and domestic policy issues, to assist the leaders of the region to meet the challenges of the economy and society, and to help prepare students to be responsible citizens. The Council provides lectures, trips and publications, to and the community ($562,437). The Council also provides seminars and simulations, such as the model Senate and model United Nations, for students and teachers from schools throughout the Delaware Valley ($72,107). One of the Council's recent accomplishments was implementing "The Schools of Excellence Program," a three year program designed to establish leadership teams at five select schools.

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World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

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Principal Officer

Claudia McBride

BIO

Claudia McBride was elected president of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia in June, 2006. Ms. McBride has been with the Council since 1987 and is responsible for the conceptualization and oversight of approximately 30 events a year, including national conferences. Recent programs have featured the following guest speakers: President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Madeleine Albright, George Soros, Newt Gingrich, Donald Rumsfeld, and Colin Powell, among many others. Under her direction, program revenues have increased by almost fifty percent. The organization's largest programs have taken place under Ms. McBride's stewardshishe has also broadened the Council's menu of programs to include the world's top business leaders (e.g., Jack Welch), pop culture icons (Bono), top-selling authors (Tom Clancy) and numerous opinion leaders, journalists and scholars. During the past decade, the Council's annual conferences and special events have received wide acclaim. Ms. McBride has led several international trips to Southeast Asia, Europe, and Cuba. She has also served on national delegations to the headquarters of the European Union, NATO and Japan. From 1988-1990, Ms. McBride produced the Council's daily radio show, WorldViews, broadcast on WFLN FM. Since that time, she has maintained strong links to the Philadelphia media. In establishing the Council in Philadelphia as a premier showcase for America's most sought-after speakers, Ms. McBride has also created a solid partnership with the public relations and publishing industries. Claudia McBride came to the Council after spending several years in Europe, where she worked as associate director of international marketing and advertising for the international division of the Timberland company. In that capacity, Ms. McBride traveled widely, coordinating marketing distribution networks and assisting with the development and implementation of Timberland's advertising and public relations campaigns throughout Europe and Asia. Ms. McBride is on the board of directors of Intercultural Journeys and a member of the advisory committee of Radnor Trust. She is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles. Claudia McBride is married to Ken Sklar. They have three sons, Jason, Ben and Jon.

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