We know our neighborhoods, communities, towns, and counties well because we are a part of them. And of course, our own state and country have an impact on us.
But what about moving beyond our nation?
The Covid-19 pandemic is a prime example of how world events and global affairs are more significant than any one person, state, government, or country. That is why WACHH has a Global Speakers Program!
The Global Speakers Program is part of our Distinguished Speaker Series Program. Twice a year, once in the Fall and once in the Spring, WACHH brings a speaker from overseas. A vital benefit to listening to a global speaker is our members and guests get to hear what the world is thinking and feeling about global topics. Our speakers' different points of view help us understand how the world is more interconnected and complicated today.
This program was launched in 2016 when Robert and Lynn Burt, Council members, made a generous $100,000 gift to the Council that allowed us to create the Global Speakers Program and fund. The success of the program inspired them to challenge us in 2018 with an additional $50,000 match donation, which many members participated in. The Global Speakers Fund covers the expenses of the two international speakers each year.
Our goal is for people in the community to have a complete picture of the world, from a global point of view, not just the American version.
You can support the Global Speakers Program
Does your company have a corporate Matching program? You can potentially double the impact of your gift to the Council. Check with your employer today to see if they have a matching gift program.