Annual Giving: Pay It Forward

Our Pay It Forward campaign supports an organization-wide effort to bring new, diverse voices into our international affairs work.

Your support helps us propel emerging leaders in foreign policy toward their goals for improved policy outcomes and authentic impact.

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Contributions to the Pay It Forward campaign allow the Pacific Council to foster a strong, more diverse member community that elevates the voices of emerging thought leaders throughout Southern California.

Your gift today will afford emerging leaders the opportunity to participate in all Pacific Council initiatives and networking engagements. Every donation counts and will allow us to design and execute more diverse programs and events that build skill sets and leadership opportunities, promote women foreign policy experts as speakers and across our membership and leadership, and invest time and resources to actively recruit members from underrepresented groups.

In our continuously changing world, the Pacific Council espouses the values of non-partisanship, respect, responsible and ethical leadership, accessibility, inclusivity, excellence, and civic engagement. Pay It Forward is an investment in our values and in the advancement of individuals who share your passion for global affairs. Your contributions amplify our efforts to be an industry leader in inclusivity. Read about our commitment to inclusivity here.

Thanks to the support of our previous Pay It Forward donors, this year the Pacific Council successfully:

  • Advanced our Mexico Initiative through the First 100 Days memo to President Joe Biden and the Share the Shots campaign;

  • Returned to an in-person PolicyWest conference with the option to virtually attend;

  • Developed 50+ innovative hybrid events, such as the Edgerton Series on Responding to a Rising China;

  • Featured women experts as more than half of our event speakers; and

  • Executed Rapid Response projects, such as the “Evacuate Our Allies” Operations Center for our U.S. allies in Afghanistan.

As we look ahead, our 2022 calendar will further our mission to build the capacity of Los Angeles and California to have impact on global issues, discourse, and policy.

A gift to Pay It Forward will help ensure that the Council is accessible to the next generation of critical, global thinkers. Please make a gift today. We appreciate your participation and support!

Gifts of $5,000 and above are considered part of our sustaining membership program.



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