The International Council is a prestigious circle of visionary leaders from around the world who care about cultural heritage. Members play a key role, working directly with WMF’s leadership to chart our global strategy and maximize our impact through identifying projects of international stature, fundraising, and sharing with their networks the importance of preserving humanity’s irreplaceable cultural heritage. Sustained by a love of culture, history, art, and architecture, Council members engage firsthand with WMF’s extraordinary projects, traveling with the WMF leadership team and Board of Trustees to sites near and far where we are working to preserve and protect treasured monuments.

You have the option to choose a local chapter where you can become more intimately involved—WMF has chapters in New York, the Arab Countries, Asia, France, India, Peru, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Council members have access to all chapters’ activities and membership networks when traveling. Council members also have access to private, behind-the-scenes tours of WMF sites around the world while traveling independently. These visits may be scheduled to fit with your personal travel plans and the full list of possible visits can be found here.

We invite you to join us.

Additional Benefits of International Council Membership Include:

  • Council Member ($5,000 USD)
  • Champion Member ($10,000 USD)
  • President's Council Member ($25,000 USD)
  • Project Partner
  • Membership in the International Council for two individuals
  • Access to Monumental Journeys, WMF’s exclusive travel program*
  • Invitation to the annual World Monuments Summit
  • Private visits to select WMF sites with conservation experts, upon request
  • Invitations to special events hosted by WMF headquarters in New York City as well as events hosted at all affiliate chapters
  • Access to presale tickets to the Hadrian Gala and Summer Soirée in New York City
  • Reserved seating at WMF public programs
  • Invitations to virtual events featuring WMF projects
  • Recognition in World Monuments Magazine
  • ​​Join Now / Renew Now

*Travelers must be at least 18 years of age to participate; separate fees apply.

All benefits listed above, plus:

  • Pre-registration for Monumental Journeys travel program
  • Invitations to VIP dinners in New York City and affiliate chapters
  • Invitation to a privately hosted reception held in conjunction with the Hadrian Gala and World Monuments Summit
  • Join Now / Renew Now
  • The President’s Council consists of individuals who are interested in a deeper involvement with World Monuments Fund, through opportunities to engage with WMF leadership on exclusive travel and during select strategic gatherings. Members of the President’s Council enjoy the benefits of the International Council, along with special tours, invitations to join the Global Leadership Retreat and private meetings with the President and CEO.
  • Membership in the President’s Council is reserved for WMF donors at the $25,000 level or above, and by invitation only.
  • For more information about the President’s Council, please contact Brian Keliher, Director of Individual Giving, at or +1 332 345-7348.

International Council members also have the opportunity to become a Project Partner by making or facilitating a transformative gift to a select WMF site. Project Partners enjoy the ultimate insider look at every phase of a conservation project and its impact on the surrounding community. Project Partners may also accompany WMF leadership on working trips and participate in meetings with our partners, local government officials, cultural heritage authorities, and other dignitaries.

To learn more about how International Council members can become WMF Project Partners, please contact Karaugh Brown at or + 1 332 345-7335.

For more information about joining the International Council, please contact Brian Keliher at or +1 332 345-7348.

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