2018 MENU OF GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
Promoting Ethics through Global Education
Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1914, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is an educational, nonpartisan non-profit organization that produces lectures, publications, and multimedia materials on the ethical challenges of living in a globalized world. Its work is rooted in the premise that the incorporation of moral principles into discussions of international affairs will yield a more peaceful, just world. The educational value of the Council's programs lies in its three-part formula: thematic focus on ethics, access to world-renowned experts, and an in-house studio that produces original video and audio resources for a global market.
Below is a list of the opportunities to support the Council's mission and work. For more information on how you can get involved, please contact Jared Rabinowitz, development staff writer, at (212) 838-4120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overview of Giving Opportunities
SEMI-ANNUAL FUND DRIVES
Contributions to our Spring and Fall Fund Drives provide the Council with unrestricted support for our work. Fund Drive support allows us to continue providing our internationally renowned educational resources free of charge, and helps sustain the record of excellence our audience has come to expect.
Spring drives are held during May and June of each year. Fall drives are held during November and December. Fund Drive contributions are 100 percent tax-deductible.
To contribute to our semi-annual Fund Drives, please contact Melissa Semeniuk, assistant to the president, at (212) 838-4120 or email@example.com.
For those interested in attending our events, Carnegie Council offers several subscription levels:
Individual Subscribers ($500) receive admission for one person to all Carnegie Council events (approximately 50) in one program season (September through June);
Dual Subscribers ($750) receive admission for two to all Carnegie Council events during one program season;
Patron Subscribers ($2,500) receive admission for two to all Carnegie Council events and membership in the Andrew Carnegie Society;
Distinguished Patrons ($5,000) receive admission for two to all Carnegie Council events, including special "invitation only" events, and membership in the Andrew Carnegie Society. Distinguished patrons also enjoy priority invitation and seating.
All subscribers receive: a 24 percent discount on a subscription to our peer-reviewed journal Ethics & International Affairs; our monthly eNewsletter; and acknowledgment in the Council's Annual Report.
To become a subscriber, please contact Melissa Semeniuk, assistant to the president, at (212) 838-4120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carnegie Council's Friends Committee is comprised of supporters of our mission who have made a special commitment to advise and assist the Council's leaders. This exclusive group of advisors and investors is playing a critical role in raising the visibility of the Council's work and deepening our impact.
Friends Committee Members ($10,000+; all but $1000 is tax-deductible) receive special access to high-level experts and speakers, opportunities to host receptions and special events, and regular personal meetings and communication with Carnegie Council leadership.
For more information on how you can become a Friends Committee member, please contact Melissa Semeniuk, assistant to the president, at (212) 838-4120 or email@example.com.
From our inclusion in estate plans to charitable gift annuities to charitable remainder trusts, planned gifts are essential to the future vitality and well-being of the Carnegie Council.
For more information on planned giving opportunities, please contact Eva Becker, vice president for finance and administration, at (212) 838-4120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. This can sometimes double or even triple the monetary value of an individual gift. Carnegie Council welcomes matching gifts as a generous and effective way to sustain our mission and core programs.
To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please check with your Human Resources department.
Carnegie Council's corporate and institutional membership plans offer an unparalleled opportunity for businesses, educational institutions, diplomatic organizations, and non-profits to take part in the critical conversations we hold each year at Carnegie Council. As a member, you will: have access to Carnegie Council's diverse programs on global affairs; open opportunities to network with policymakers and renowned experts; and distinguish your institution as a supporter of a more just and ethical world.
Benefits of Annual Corporate and Institutional Memberships:
Colleagues ($2,500) receive special communications regarding all upcoming events and Carnegie Council's latest work, admission for any two employees to select Carnegie Council events, invitations to post-event receptions, and distinctive recognition in the Annual Report and on the website.
Collaborators ($5,000) receive all benefits of Colleague membership, plus special invitations to all Carnegie Council events with priority registration, priority seating, and the opportunity to bring colleagues or students free-of-charge. Collaborators also have the opportunity to co-host an event with the Carnegie Council (event expenses are not included) with unique recognition on all associated audio and video products.
Partners ($10,000) receive all benefits of Collaborator membership, plus invitations to insider meetings and calls to discuss Carnegie Council programing and priorities with President Joel Rosenthal and program directors. Additionally, Partners are offered the opportunity to host an activity at Carnegie Council if it conforms to and supplements our mission (event expenses are not included). Partners receive unique recognition on all associated audio and video products generated through these activities.
For more information on our institutional membership, please contact Melissa Semeniuk, assistant to the president, at (212) 838-4120 or email@example.com.
Carnegie Council hosts more than 50 events each year—taking the form of lectures, panel discussions, roundtables, conferences, workshops, symposia, and interviews—and supports scholars, students, and experts breaking ground on fresh research at the intersection of ethics and international affairs. All of this work is implemented through our core programs, which generate the informative content audiences worldwide expect from Carnegie Council.
Founded in 1975, Carnegie Council's signature Public Affairs Program provides a nonpartisan platform for prominent public intellectuals to discuss their most recent research, experiences, and opinions on current affairs issues. Participants include acclaimed authors, Nobel laureates, high-ranking UN officials, and more. Led by Program Director Joanne Myers, the program hosts approximately 30 lectures per year focusing on three broad themes: Ethics, War and Peace; Global Social Justice; and Religion in Politics.
Asia Dialogues is a research and cultural exchange program focused on ethical contentions within and among societies in Asia and the United States. The program aims to foster lasting intercultural connections by engaging scholars and professionals on both sides of the Pacific in inclusive discussions of common dilemmas associated with traditional gender norms, educational practices, religion in politics, and climate change. Directed by Senior Fellow Devin Stewart, the program leads multinational delegations on site visits to communities in Asia, supports the research of Asia-based academics interested in ethics, and broadcasts a podcast interview series from New York.
U.S. Global Engagement
The U.S. Global Engagement Program consists of a series of critical case studies exploring the promises and perils of U.S. global engagement with partners among established democracies (i.e. NATO), "problematic allies" (Russia, Pakistan), and non-allies (Iran, Syria). Directed by Senior Fellow David Speedie and comprised of interviews, papers, roundtable discussions, and conferences, the program explores important issues for U.S. foreign policy, such as missile defense, arms control, rising far-right politics in Europe, and American engagement with the Middle East.
Ethics Matter Series
Ethics Matter is an interview series featuring some of the world's leading policymakers, academic experts, and activists. Since the series began in 2011, these conversations have featured a remarkable variety of prominent guests, united by their strong moral convictions and a passionate commitment to their work.
To support any of Carnegie Council's core programs, you may consider becoming a:
Event Sponsor ($15,000) supporting one public event with any of the core programs, including a post-event reception and multimedia recording and dissemination through the Council's web platforms;
Studio Interview Sponsor ($25,000) supporting a series of studio interviews to be disseminated as podcasts and transcripts through iTunes and the Council's online platforms;
Program Supporter ($60,000) funding four public events with multimedia recording, or the research, publication, and dissemination of a series of articles on a specified topic within a program's area of interest;
Program Sustainer ($150,000) funding one year of program activities or ten Public Affairs events.
Supporters of core Carnegie Council programs receive full recognition on all associated multimedia outputs, our website, and the Council's Annual Report. For more information or to discuss opportunities to support any of our core programs, please contact Melissa Semeniuk, assistant to the president, at (212) 838-4120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CNL program provides the next generation of leaders (age 40 and under) with a deeper understanding of the ethical aspects of international affairs. In a series of small group meetings, young professionals explore how an ethical perspective can be applied to policy questions, as well as their personal and professional lives. CNL offers invaluable opportunities to network with peers and experts.
CNL Member ($200) supports your admission to 12+ CNL events per season;
CNL Sponsor ($5,000) supports one CNL event (without multimedia recording);
CNL Underwriter ($50,000) supports one season of CNL events.
For more on how you can support the Carnegie New Leaders program, please contact Devin Stewart, senior program director, at (212) 838-4120 or email@example.com.
Under the direction of Executive Producer Deborah Carroll, the Council's in-house multimedia production facility, Carnegie Ethics Studio, has enabled the Council to become a global voice for ethics, reaching millions of viewers and listeners. Each year, the Studio creates and distributes hundreds of multimedia products, including edited TV shows, podcasts, video clips, audio/video interviews, highlight reels, live webcasts, and transcripts of Council events.
In addition to showcasing its products on the Council's websites and YouTube Channel, the Studio distributes content through a growing list of major public television stations across the United States and online media partners like iTunes, where Carnegie podcasts often top the charts of the non-profit section. This expanding multimedia library is available free of charge to the public.
To support the Carnegie Ethics Studio, please consider becoming a:
Studio Sponsor ($100,000) supporting the recording, editing, and transcribing of the Council's events;
Studio Sustainer ($250,000) supporting one year of production and distribution of original Studio content, including Global Ethics Forum, the Council's public television program;
Studio Underwriter ($500,000) helping to expand the Studio's technological capacities and its multimedia distribution network.
Studio supporters will receive prominent acknowledgement on all of the Studio's multimedia educational products. For more on how you can support the Carnegie Ethics Studio, please contact Deborah Carroll, executive producer, at (212) 838-4120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our website, www.carnegiecouncil.org, is the primary source for all of the Council's educational multimedia products and articles. The thoughtful discussions facilitated by our speakers, staff, and fellows have formed a continually expanding virtual library of video/audio resources and transcripts, all of which are made available free-of-charge through our website. With over 60,000 unique visitors each month and more than 1.5 million pieces of media delivered per year, our website is our chief tool in the promotion of ethics through global education.
To support our website, please consider becoming a:
Website Sponsor ($25,000) covering the broadband costs over one program year;
Website Sustainer ($50,000) supporting the streaming of multimedia content from our website;
Website Underwriter ($100,000) supporting the expansion of our website's capacity and virtual library.
All of our supporters are recognized on the website, which includes the logos of major donors. For more on how you can support our website, please contact Madeleine Lynn, director of communications, at (212) 838-4120 or email@example.com.
Carnegie Council Fellows are young and mid-career scholars and educators breaking new ground on ethics in international public policy. Using the Council's global resources, Fellows have a platform from which to teach, learn, and inspire. Through original articles, lectures, study guides, case studies in global ethics, class exercises, and multimedia educational resources, our Fellows have become leading figures in the practice and study of ethics on the international stage.
To support a Carnegie Council Fellow, please consider a:
Non-resident Fellow Sponsorship ($50,000) supporting the work of one non-resident fellow for one year;
Resident Fellow Sponsorship ($150,000) supporting the work of one resident fellow for one year;
Named Fellowship Program ($500,000) supporting a fellowship program named in honor of the person, family, company or organization of your choice.
For more on how you can support Carnegie Council Fellows, please contact Melissa Semeniuk, assistant to the president, at (212) 838-4120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ethics & International Affairs
In publication since 1987, the Council's peer-reviewed quarterly journal has an international reputation for its distinctive focus on ethics, its attention to both long-standing and immediate issues, and its ability to attract senior scholars and new voices alike. The journal joins theory with practice by publishing original essays that integrate rigorous thinking about principles of ethics and justice into discussions of policies, existing international arrangements, and global institutions. Articles from the journal have appeared in over 1,600 university online syllabi in 32 countries. As of 2011, the journal is published by Cambridge University Press, the world's leading academic publisher.
To support Ethics & International Affairs, please consider becoming a:
Journal Sponsor ($50,000) supporting publication and administrative costs;
Journal Sustainer ($150,000) supporting EIA's editorial staff and publication costs over the program year.
For more on how you can support Ethics & International Affairs, please contact Melissa Semeniuk, assistant to the president, at (212) 838-4120 or email@example.com.
Internship & Work Study Programs
Carnegie Council's Internship and Work Study Programs meet students' demand for a hands-on work experience that enhances their academic interest in international affairs. Over the years, Carnegie Council has hosted hundreds of promising interns. However, we recognize that working in New York City can be prohibitively expensive for many, contributing to a growing opportunity gap. While we currently offer our interns a stipend of $25 per day, we aspire to provide fully-funded internship opportunities.
Founded in 1997, the Work Study Program has enabled over 25 students to assume staff-level positions at the Carnegie Council's NYC Headquarters. Program participants gain insight into the day-to-day functioning of a professional organization, awarding them both administrative and programmatic experience.
To support an Internship or Work Study Program, please consider a:
Student Scholarship ($25,000) to support one work study student or two interns for one year;
Double Scholarship ($50,000) to support two work study students or four interns over one year.
For more on how you can support the Internship and Work Study Programs, please contact Eva Becker, vice president for finance and administration, at (212) 838-4120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caring for Our Home: Carnegie Council has numerous projects planned for our headquarters on East 64th Street. These much-needed projects have been delayed in the past as a result of financial limitations—thus increasing their urgency today. The planned capital improvements will rejuvenate the building, meet program demands, and increase the comfort and safety of the thousands of people that visit our events each year.
For more information on our capital projects, please contact: Eva Becker, vice president for finance and administration, at (212) 838-4120 or email@example.com.