Membership

CIR membership dues directly support our global education programs in high schools and colleges.

Invest in tomorrow’s leaders today!

CIR Membership includes

  • Discount admission prices to all CIR events. At certain membership levels, you’ll enjoy free tickets to some of our events.
  • VIP admission to invitation-only events (for $300/year members and up).
  • New Member reception.
  • Receptions at private homes, and of course our famous Picnic in the summer and Holiday Party in December.
  • The opportunity to meet and network with international visitors, leaders, and like-minded folks in our community. through CIR’s IVLP program sponsored by the U.S. State Department and Open World diplomacy program sponsored by the Library of Congress. Over 2017-18 we’ll be hosting exclusive members-only lectures and lunches with our international visitors.
  • The opportunity to meet with our high school fellows and to volunteer for CIR’s educational programs.
  • Participation in the Great Decisions series (put on by the Foreign Policy Association of America); in our monthly book club; in our dinner-and-a-movie events; and many other members-only activities
  • Your membership is tax-deductible! Which means your invaluable support to CIR may result in a tax break too! Or put it this way: you may have to donate a certain percentage of your income every year to a 501c3. Why not support one that brings the world to you?

Membership Categories

Membership dues are annual, and are either on an individual basis or a family basis (two memberships, ideal for spouses). For a family membership that involves more than a spousal relationship, please contact us.

Member: $50 for an individual or $75 for a family (two memberships)

Teacher (Full-Time K-12): $10 for an individual

Diplomat: $150 ($125 tax-deductible). This provides up to two memberships, and includes:

– 2 passes to a CIR speaking event (not including our Gala or any food-related cultural event)

Statesman: $300 ($255 tax-deductible). This provides up to two memberships, and includes:

– 2 passes to a CIR speaking event (not including our Gala or any food-related event)

– 2 passes to a food-related cultural event (not including our Gala)

– Preferred seating at all speaking events (provided you give us sufficient advance notice!)

Consul: $500 ($355 tax-deductible). This provides up to two memberships, and includes:

– 6 passes to a CIR speaking event (not including our Gala or any food-related event)

– 2 passes to a food-related cultural event (not including our Gala)

– Preferred seating at all speaking events (provided you give us sufficient advance notice!)

– Invitation to private receptions with event speakers

Secretary: $1,000 ($755 tax-deductible). This provides up to two memberships, and includes:

– 10 passes to CIR speaking events (not including our Gala or any food-related event)

– 4 passes to a food-related cultural event (not including our Gala)

– Preferred seating at all speaking events (provided you give us sufficient advance notice!)

– Invitation to private receptions with event speakers.

VIP Member: By invitation only. This includes complimentary tickets to many of our events, including our Annual Gala.

CIR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.