Meridian Council

The Meridian Council is a global network of leaders and advisors who believe that we are stronger at home when globally engaged. Council members provide vital support that helps strengthen international capacity to solve the global challenges of our times. Through exchanges with senior and rising leaders in government, the foreign diplomatic corpsthe arts, and the private sector, Meridian helps build a more just society, greater international security, and more inclusivprosperity foall people.   

Meridian Council members engage with our mission and programs through specially curated programs throughout the year. From discussions on foreign policy issues at intimate salon dinners in embassies to lively cultural diplomacy receptions, these programs focus on cultivating relationships with the diplomatic community and impactful exchanges of ideas and culture from around the world. Specific benefits are outlined below. 

 For more information, please contact Silbi Stainton at sstainton@meridian.org and Tracy Bernstein at tbernstein@meridian.org. 

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Silbi Stainton, Senior Director of Development | sstainton@meridian.org

 

 

Meridian Council Membership Levels and Benefits -

  • PROGRAMS: Invitations to the following:
    • MeridianOnline virtual events
    • Year-round engagement with Meridian's network of business leaders, public sector officials, and the international diplomatic corps
    • Opportunities to engage with over 4,000 emerging leaders that Meridian hosts each year from around the world
    • Recognition on Meridian's website and printed materials
  • GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
  • MERIDIAN DIPLOMACY FORUM 
  • 53rd ANNUAL MERIDIAN BALL: Meridian Council Members receive priority access to purchase Ball and Diplomacy Dinner tickets.
  • FRIENDS CIRCLE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS (as listed above)
  • SALON DINNER SERIES - ENTRÉE TO DIALOGUE: Intimate curated dinners with special guests, intended to promote thoughtful conversation (2 invites to 2 events throughout the year)
  • GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
  • MERIDIAN DIPLOMACY FORUM 
  • ANNUAL MERIDIAN DELEGATION TRIPS: Invitation to travel abroad as a member of Meridian’s annual cultural leadership delegation (2 invites; airfare, lodging and other travel expenses are additional costs)
  • MERIDIAN ONLINE VIRTUAL CONVENINGS: Invitation to Meridian Online Virtual Convenings with Senior Members of the U.S. Government, Foreign Diplomatic Corps, CEOs in the private sector, and thought leaders
  • 53rd ANNUAL MERIDIAN BALL: Meridian Council Members receive priority access to purchase Ball and Diplomacy Dinner tickets.
  • FRIENDS CIRCLE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS (as listed above)
  • PROGRAMS: Invitations to the following:
    • Cultural Diplomacy programs with Artists, Exhibits and Global Excursions
    • Insights and Diplocraft programs with the Diplomatic Community on the global challenges of our times (One (1) program annually)
  • SALON DINNER SERIES - ENTRÉE TO DIALOGUE: Intimate curated dinners with special guests, intended to promote thoughtful conversation
  • GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
  • MERIDIAN DIPLOMACY FORUM 
  • ANNUAL MERIDIAN DELEGATION TRIPS: Invitation to travel abroad as a member of Meridian’s annual cultural leadership delegation (2 invites; airfare, lodging and other travel expenses are additional costs)
  • MERIDIAN ONLINE VIRTUAL CONVENINGS: Invitation to Meridian Online Virtual Convenings with Senior Members of the U.S. Government, Foreign Diplomatic Corps, CEOs in the private sector, and thought leaders
  • culturefix: Meridian Council Members at the Ambassador's Circle receive two (2) tickets to either culturefix, the annual cultural diplomacy celebration, or to the Annual Meridian Ball.
  • 53rd ANNUAL MERIDIAN BALL: Meridian Council Members at the Ambassador's Circle receive two (2) tickets to either culturefix, the annual cultural diplomacy celebration, or to the Annual Meridian Ball.
  • FRIENDS CIRCLE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS (as listed above)
  • PROGRAMS: Invitations to the following:
    • Two (2) invitations to executive-level Salon Dinner with Meridian CEO, Board of Trustees, and Senior Members of the U.S. Government and Diplomatic Corps
    • Cultural Diplomacy programs with Artists, Exhibits and Global Excursions
    • Insights and Diplocraft programs with the Diplomatic Community on the global challenges of our times
  • SALON DINNER SERIES - ENTRÉE TO DIALOGUE: Intimate curated dinners with special guests, intended to promote thoughtful conversation
  • GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
  • MERIDIAN DIPLOMACY FORUM 
  • ANNUAL MERIDIAN DELEGATION TRIPS: Invitation to travel abroad as a member of Meridian's annual cultural leadership delegation (2 invites; airfare, lodging and other travel expenses are additional costs)
  • MERIDIAN ONLINE VIRTUAL CONVENINGS: Invitation to Meridian Online Virtual Convenings with Senior Members of the U.S. Government, Foreign Diplomatic Corps, CEOs in the private sector, and thought leaders
  • culturefix: Meridian Council Members at the President's Circle receive two (2) tickets to either culturefix, the annual cultural diplomacy celebration, or to the Annual Meridian Ball.
  • 53rd ANNUAL MERIDIAN BALL: Meridian Council Members at the President's Circle receive two (2) tickets to either culturefix, the annual cultural diplomacy celebration, or to the Annual Meridian Ball.
  • FRIENDS CIRCLE MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS (as listed above)
  • PROGRAMS: Invitations to the following:
    • Underwriter privileges with opportunity to dedicate program series with your name
    • Two (2) invitations to executive-level Salon Dinner with Meridian CEO, Board of Trustees, and Senior Members of the U.S. Government and Diplomatic Corps
    • Cultural Diplomacy programs with Artists, Exhibits and Global Excursions
    • Insights and Diplocraft programs with the Diplomatic Community on the global challenges of our times
  • SALON DINNER SERIES - ENTRÉE TO DIALOGUE: Intimate curated dinners with special guests, intended to promote thoughtful conversation
  • GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
  • MERIDIAN DIPLOMACY FORUM 
  • ANNUAL MERIDIAN DELEGATION TRIPS: Invitation to travel abroad as a member of Meridian's annual cultural leadership delegation (2 invites; airfare, lodging and other travel expenses are additional costs)
  • MERIDIAN ONLINE VIRTUAL CONVENINGS: Invitation to Meridian Online Virtual Convenings with Senior Members of the U.S. Government, Foreign Diplomatic Corps, CEOs in the private sector, and thought leaders
  • culturefix: Meridian Council Members at the Chairman's Circle receive two (2) tickets to either culturefix, the annual cultural diplomacy celebration, or to the Annual Meridian Ball.
  • 53rd ANNUAL MERIDIAN BALL: Meridian Council Members at the Chairman's Circle receive two (2) tickets to either culturefix, the annual cultural diplomacy celebration, or to the Annual Meridian Ball.

Individuals seeking to make a major investment in Meridian or a specific program or project can do so through our major gift program or the Linden Legacy Society. We are happy to create a customized set of benefits and naming opportunities aligning Meridian’s capabilities and your priorities. For more information, please contact Natalie Jones, SVP of External Affairs at (202) 939-5591 or njones@meridian.org.


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