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Meridian International Center

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Meridian International Center is a foreign exchange based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1960. As of 2019 they had $41 million in revenue and $19 million in assets.

We are dedicated to strengthening international understanding. Meridian builds sustainable global partnerships through leadership exchanges, international collaboration and cultural diplomacy.

(202) 667-6800
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Program areas at Meridian International Center

International visitor leadership program (ivlp):for 60 years, Meridian has been a principal partner in implementing the International visitor leadership program (ivlp), the u.s. department of state's premier professional exchange program. Working with the bureau of educational and cultural affairs (eca), Meridian annually develops and administers ivlp projects for approximately 1,800 emerging International leaders, which is about one-third of the total program. The participants come to the u.s. from 172 countries around the world and represent diverse fields including government, politics, media, education and the judiciary, among other sectors. Meridian's efforts include designing and developing program content, introducing the visitors to american society and culture, and managing the program's logistics. Topics of the projects are diverse, and in 2019 the most common themes were women leaders, education, countering violent extremism, trafficking in persons, and journalism. Among the year's 215 projects, the highlights included:-towards a more safe and secure world initiative explored ...

Cultural diplomacy programs:the Meridian Center for cultural diplomacy is the leading Center in the u.s. that employs the arts and culture as a tool of diplomacy and cross-cultural understanding. The Center collaborates with embassies, governments and the private sector to curate cultural diplomacy exhibitions, delegations, and programs around the world. From vibrant art exhibitions to film screenings, exchanges and concerts, Meridian's cultural programs advance diplomacy goals by providing a common language that breaks down barriers and brings people together through shared interests and values. These programs have reached millions of people in more than 388 host venues in 42 u.s. states and 64 countries. Major cultural programs in 2019 included the looking back, look forward: celebrating 40 years of u.s.-china relations exhibition, a retrospective on forty years of u.s.-china relations shown through diplomatic exchanges and cultural ties. The exhibition opened in fuzhou in partnership with the u.s. embassy in beijing ...

Customized exchange and training programs:during 2019, Meridian partnered with the u.s. department of state, the u.s. trade and development agency, u.s. embassies, local and International ngos, International institutions and private sector organizations to deliver customized exchange and training programs to educate rising leaders from around the world. These programs provide opportunities for hundreds of participants to interact with u.s. Counterparts, learn from mentors and return home to make an impact in local business, political, and social sectors. Programs included targeted training, reporting tours, and alumni follow-on activities. During 2019, Meridian implemented just over 100 of these projects, engaging with 1260 participants from 89 countries.meridian concluded the three-year youth leaders of the americas (ylai) program. Ylai welcomed 250 entrepreneurs from latin america and the caribbean (lac) to the united states for a four-week apprenticeship with their american counterparts. Foreign participants were matched with a u.s. business entity and mentored by a ...

Form 990s for Meridian International Center

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-09Sep 11, 2020990View PDF
2018-09Oct 12, 2019990View PDF
2017-09Oct 16, 2018990View PDF
2016-09Oct 19, 2017990View PDF
2015-09Dec 21, 2016990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Meridian International Center

Total grants, contributions, etc.$40,716,222
Program services$40,665
Investment income and dividends$138,080
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$461,815
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$646,537
Net income from fundraising events$-197,693
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$41,805,626

Vendors for Meridian International Center

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
RSM Us LLPTax accounting2020-09-11
████████████ ████ █████████ ███████Insurance2020-03-31
███ █████████ ████████ ███Insurance agent or broker$1,7842020-03-31
██████ ███████ ████Insurance2020-03-31
██████████Marketing software2019-12-05
█████████Content management system software2019-12-05
████████ ████████ ███ ██████ ██████████ █Insurance Services$173,8642019-09-01
...and seven more vendors

Personnel at Meridian International Center

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Stuart W HollidayPresident and Chief Executive Officer$330,796Sept. 30, 2019
Lee SatterfieldExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer$242,243Oct. 3, 2020
███████ ██████Chief Financial Officer$168,341Oct. 3, 2020
█████ ████████Chief Talent and Administrative Officer$149,911Oct. 3, 2020
█████ ███████Senior Vice President, Professional Exchanges Division$170,842Oct. 3, 2020
███ ████ ████Vice President of Administration, Professional Exchanges Division$110,314Oct. 3, 2020
███████ █████Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Diplomatic Engagement-Oct. 3, 2020
█████ ███████Vice President, Center for Diplomatic Engagement-Oct. 3, 2020
█████ ███████Vice President and Deputy, Professional Exchanges Division$125,404Oct. 3, 2020
████ ██ ████████Vice President of Extemal Relations, Professional Exchanges Division-Oct. 3, 2020
...and 11 more key personnel

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