Celebrating 75 Years of Citizen Diplomacy in St. Louis

Celebrate our 75th Anniversary with us on April 10, 2024

Since 1948

Since our incorporation in December 1948, our journey has been defined by a passionate commitment to bridging cultures, promoting global education, and fostering international understanding. As we look back on the incredible impact we have had in St. Louis over the past 75 years, we want to share this special moment with you, our valued supporters, partners, and friends. This celebration is not just about our history; it is about our shared vision for the future.

Our Founders

Arthur H. Compton

Arthur H. Compton

9th Chancellor, Washington University

James S. McDonnell

James S. McDonnell

Founder, McDonnell Aircraft Corporation

Sidney Baer

Sidney Baer

Vice Chairman and Treasurer, Stix Baer, & Fuller

Arthur W. Proetz, MD

Arthur W. Proetz, MD

President , Sixth International Congress of Otolaryngology

The Founders of the World Affairs Council of St. Louis were distinguished members of the St. Louis community who came together after World War II to form an organization to educate local citizens about global affairs. They believed that such education would encourage multilateral cooperation among nations to avoid future world wars. Today, we continue their mission to connect St. Louis with the world through citizen diplomacy.

Learn more about our Founders HERE.

We invite you to join us

This milestone is not just about us – it is about you, our supporters, partners, and the entire St. Louis community. It is about the bonds we have formed and the impact we have made. Whether you have been with us from the beginning or have recently joined our mission, you are an essential thread in the fabric of our success.

We invite you to join us for a reception, dinner, and fireside chat with a meal prepared by Butler’s Pantry, as we mark a significant milestone in our journey of connecting St. Louis to the world.

Our 75th Anniversary celebration promises to be a memorable event as we hear from St. Louis’s own Ambassadors, Amb. Kevin O’Malley, Amb. W. Stuart Symington, and other distinguished guests. The night will be filled with gratitude, reflection, and a vision for the future of diplomacy in St. Louis.

 

When:

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 5:30PM

Location:

Missouri History Museum

5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112

Individual Tickets:

$300

Table of Ten:

$3,000

If you are interested in sponsoring our 75th Anniversary, sponsorship opportunities are listed below.

Speakers

Ambassador Kevin O’Malley

Ambassador to Ireland 2014-2017

Ambassador and Career Diplomat W. Stuart Symington

Ambassador to Nigeria, Rwanda, and Djibouti

Gavin Sundwall

Managing Director for Policy and Planning Office of Policy, Planning, and Resources, U.S. Department of State

Become a Sponsor

By becoming a sponsor for our 75th Anniversary, you are not only aligning your brand with a storied legacy of community impact but also positioning yourself at the forefront of a vibrant and dynmaic global stage.

We offer various sponsorship levels, offering unique benefits and opportunities for exposure. Whether you’re a corporation, foundation, or individual, we have options to suit your philanthropic goals and marketing objectives.

Embassy - $25,000
Benefits:

  • Exclusive speaking opportunity at Gala.
  • Exclusive VIP reception with key dignitaries and speakers.
  • Verbal recognition at 75th Anniversary
  • Logo Display on onstage banner, scrolling slideshow, and event program
  • Table of ten in a prime location.
  • Prime Logo Display
Ambassador - $10,000
Benefits:

  • Exclusive VIP reception with key dignitaries and speakers.
  • Verbal recognition at 75th Anniversary
  • Logo Display on onstage banner, scrolling slideshow, and event program
  • Table of ten in a prime location
  • Premium Logo Display
Consulate - $5,000
Benefits:

  • Exclusive VIP reception with key dignitaries and speakers
  • Verbal recognition at 75th Anniversary
  • Logo Display on onstage banner, scrolling slideshow, and event program
  • Name and logo display
  • Table of ten
Envoy - $3,000
Benefits:

  • Exclusive VIP reception with key dignitaries and speakers
  • Four Reserved Seats
  • Name and logo display

Sponsorship Packet

Thank you, Sponsors

Thank you sponsors for being an intergral part of our 75th Anniversary. We look forward to celebrating with you while continuing to shape a future that connects St. Louis to the world in extraordinary ways.

Ambassador Sponsors

Consulate Sponsors

Envoy