Support the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall

During this time, as our local and global communities face great challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are dedicated to delivering free, public programming that connects our audiences with global subject expects. To support our ongoing costs, we look to member and participant donations.

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall has been integral to our city’s nonprofit ecosystem for 80+ years.  With the pandemic, our small staff (5.5FTEs) pivoted from our traditional in-person events, whose ticket revenues were a major contributor to our annual operating budget, to webinars. While these livestreams are currently offered as a public service with no registration charge, each webinar has a tangible cost of $3,500 to cover licenses, advertising and marketing fees, and pre- and post-production costs. Please know, per our organization’s charter, our speakers are not paid an honorarium.

By year’s end, we expect to reach the milestone of 100 livestreams. This milestone was made possible by our members, donors, sponsors, partners and viewers. In 2021, we will continue to offer livestreams on international, national and regional issues important to you. Though, we need you now more than ever. If you are able, we ask that you contribute to this year’s fund drive at the same or an increased amount. All contributions will help us deliver weekly livestreams as well as expand our outreach to audiences such as high school students and Young Professionals. 

We deeply appreciate your generosity if you are able to contribute, and thank you for your ongoing support of the Council.

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Fund Our Mission To support the Council’s core mission of hosting speakers and inform Angelenos on world affairs.
Fund Our Livestream Events To support our livestreams events during the COVID-19 crisis.

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