Why Become A Sponsor?

As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, the World Affairs Council relies on its partnerships with individuals, foundations and businesses to deliver its dynamic programming and educational opportunities to the Jacksonville community and Northeast Florida schools.

As a World Affairs Council Sponsor, you join a diverse group of companies, foundations and individuals who are passionate about expanding international awareness and understanding. Council sponsors are showcased to over 1,000 Council members that are:

  • Highly educated: more than 97% of adult Council members have a college degree
  • Financially successful: $150,000 median household income
  • Drawn from across Northeast Florida
  • Very committed to continuing their support of the community and the Jacksonville Council

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are four levels of sponsorship available, beginning at $3,000. Specially tailored sponsorship packages can be crafted by request and additional sponsorship opportunities are likely to arise throughout the season.
As a sponsor, you are able to support any of the following series:

  • Global Issues Evenings
    Free and open to the general public, this series features evening programs delivered by prominent speakers on a wide range of international issues
  • Global Business Luncheons
    A speaker series that offers invaluable insight to the business community on international political, economic, business and financial trends
  • Education Outreach
    Support a number of programs that focus on extending and enhancing resources for students and teachers
  • Special Engagements
    Opportunities to be showcased in front of targeted audiences that may include top-tier members and sponsors, our growing network of dynamic Magellan Society (Young Professionals) members or the general membership

Additional opportunities include sponsoring a high school team for the Admiral Jonathan T. Howe Academic WorldQuest in November ($300) and sponsoring a Global Business Luncheon table of 10 ($1,000).

If you or your organization is interested in partnering with the Council, please contact Kay Nichols, Advancement Committee Chairman, or Trina Medarev, Executive Director, World Affairs Council of Jacksonville via email or call (904) 280-8162.

Download our Sponsorship Brochure and Insert for more details.


Sponsor Benefits

Platinum Sponsor [$20,000+]

Marquee sponsorship of all programs within a selected series.

Benefits at the sponsored series include:

Reserved front-row seating for four guests & two invitations to join the post-event supper with guest speaker at all Global Issues Evenings

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One seat reserved at the Head Table with guest speaker at all Global Business Luncheons

-or-

Sponsor seating for up to eight guests with signage at each program, if sponsoring the Education Outreach Series or Special Engagement Series

Additional Recognition and Benefits Include:

  • Eight invitations to every Global Issues Evening & pre-event reception
  • Four reserved "up-front" sponsor seats at every Global Business Luncheon*
  • Sponsorship acknowledged in Council Global Business Luncheon advertising (via Jacksonville Business Journal) or Global Issues Evening & Education Outreach & Special Engagement advertising (via Florida Times-Union)
  • Sponsorship acknowledged on the homepage of the Council's website
  • Recognition at every Global Issues Evening or Global Business Luncheon or Education
  • Outreach Program or Special Engagement
  • Opportunities to meet privately with guest speakers

Gold Sponsor [$10,000+]

You select the series you would like to support and select two speakers/education programs to sponsor.

Benefits at the Sponsored Programs Include:

Reserved front-row seating for four guests & two invitations to join the post-event supper with guest speaker, if sponsoring a Global Issues Evening

-or-

Sponsor Table seating ten guests & two seats at the Head Table with guest speaker, if sponsoring a Global Business Luncheon

-or-

Sponsor seating for up to six guests with signage at each program, if sponsoring the Education Outreach Series or Special Engagement Series

Additional Recognition and Benefits Include:

  • Six invitations to every Global Issues Evening & pre-event reception
  • Three reserved "up-front" sponsor seats at every Global Business Luncheon*
  • Sponsorship acknowledged in Council Global Business Luncheon advertising (via Jacksonville Business Journal) or Global Issues Evening & Education Outreach & Special Engagement advertising (via Florida Times-Union)

Silver Sponsor [$5,000+]

You select the series you would like to support and select one speaker/education program to sponsor.

Benefits at the Sponsored Program Include:

Reserved front-row seating for two guests & two invitations to join the post-event supper with guest speaker, if sponsoring a Global Issues Evening

-or-

Sponsor Table seating ten guests & one seat at the Head Table with guest speaker, if sponsoring a Global Business Luncheon

-or-

Sponsor seating for up to four guests with signage, if sponsoring an Education Outreach Event or Special Engagement

Additional Recognition and Benefits Include:

  • Four invitations to every Global Issues Evening & pre-event reception
  • Two reserved "up-front" sponsor seats at every Global Business Luncheon*
  • Sponsorship acknowledged in Council Global Business Luncheon advertising (via Jacksonville Business Journal) or Global Issues Evening & Education Outreach & Special Engagement advertising (via Florida Times-Union)

Bronze Sponsor [$3,000+]

You select the series you would like to support.

Recognition and Benefits Include:

  • Two invitations to every Global Issues Evening & pre-event reception
  • One reserved "up-front" sponsor seat at every Global Business Luncheon*
  • Sponsorship acknowledged in Council Global Business Luncheon advertising (via Jacksonville Business Journal) or Global Issues Evening & Education Outreach & Special Engagement advertising (via Florida Times-Union)

A World of Thanks to Our Current Sponsors

Premier Education Partner

Platinum Sponsors [$20,000+]

Gold Sponsors [$10,000+]

  • ACC
  • Black Knight
  • Brunet-Garcia
  • Coastal Construction
  • EverBank
  • Fidelity National Financial
  • FIS
  • Haskell
  • Jacksonville University
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Gary and Nancy Chartrand Advised Fund
  • Paul and Nina Goodwin
  • William and Barbara Harrell
  • Lambrou Andrews Foundation, Inc -Fred Lambrou, M.D. and Pat Andrews
  • David and Elaine Strickland

Silver Sponsors [$5,000+]

  • Adecco
  • Baptist Health
  • CFA Society Jacksonville
  • Chase
  • Foley
  • Holland & Knight Law
  • McQuireWoods
  • Pet Paradise
  • Regency Centers
  • VyStar Credit Union
  • US Assure
  • Retina Associates, P.A. – Fred Lambrou, M.D.
  • Cecilia Bryant, Esq. and Dr. Richard Lipsey
  • Pete and Marilyn Carpenter
  • Bob and Sandy Cook
  • Robert and Sallie Ann Hart
  • Admiral and Mrs. Jonathan T. Howe
  • Holmes Private Client Group – Marty Jones
  • The Mackowski Family Foundation – Dick and Marty Jones
  • Carolyn Marsh Lindsay
  • W. Radford Lovett II
  • Chuck and Nicki Moorer
  • Russell and Joannie Newton
  • Fred and Susan Schantz
  • Jay and Deanie Stein Foundation Trust

Bronze Sponsors [$3,000+]

  • BBVA Compass
  • Chubb
  • Jax Chamber
  • Jackson Lewis
  • Ambassador Marilyn McAfee (Ret.)
  • Edward and Karen Rogan
  • James and Jeanne Winston

Media Sponsors