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FACTSHEET: World Affairs Councils of America, WACA World Affairs Council of Washington DC

DETAILS

1800 K St. NW, Suite 1014 Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-293-1051
Fax: 202-293-3467

The World Affairs Council consists of 87 branches in many U.S. cities which host forums and speeches on world affairs and economic matters.

The 2001 ExxonMobil Foundation IRS Form 990 listed a $6,000 contribution to "World Affairs Councils of America" for the stated purpose of "Board Seat." John R. Kelly (ExxonMobil Corporation) serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Houston World Affairs Council. http://www.houstonworldaffairs.org/abtdirectors.php ExxonMobil is recognized by the World Affairs Council as a "President's Circle" level contributor ($15,000 or more). http://www.houstonworldaffairs.org/crpsponsor.php The Houston World Affairs Council boasts on its website of the benefits of corporate participation in its programs, stating that it offers: -A forum for the discussion of the latest events in the global economy -Access to senior foreign government officials and industry leaders -Information that's timely and valuable, intelligence that can assist in the challenges of today's business world -Contact with other executives of the same and other industries, facing similar challenges http://www.houstonworldaffairs.org/crpmain.php

FUNDING

World Affairs Councils of America has received $169,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

1998
$6000 ExxonMobil Foundation
World Affairs Council of Washington, DC
Source: Exxon Education Foundation - Dimensions 1998 Report

2001
$6000 ExxonMobil Foundation
"Board Seat"
Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report

2002
$41000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
"Event Sponsorship" $50,000 "National Board" $6,000 "WAC of Greater Dallas 50th Anniversary Dinner" $25,000
Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report

2003
$25000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
"National Board" $6,000 "WAC of Greater Dallas - H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner" $25,000
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

2003
$6000 ExxonMobil Foundation
"National Board"
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

2004
$35000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
World Affairs Council of Greater Dallas $25,000 H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner (Lee R. Raymond - Honoree) World Affairs Council of Washington DC $10,000
Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report

2005
$50000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Conversations with History - Houston, TX $15,000 General Operating Support - Dallas, TX $20,000 General Operating Support - Washington, DC $10,000 Global Education Dinner - Washington, DC $5,000
Source: ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report

PEOPLE

John R. Kelly
Board Treasurer and Director, Houston WAC
Source: Houston World Affairs Council website 2007

SOURCES

ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4388

ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4389

ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research from ExxonMobil website
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4386

ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research Downloaded from ExxonMobil website in 2002.
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4386

ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4387

Exxon Education Foundation - Dimensions 1998 Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4385

Houston World Affairs Council website 2007
http://www.houstonworldaffairs.org/abtdirectors.php