The Center welcomes members of the Orange County community or others as affiliate members of the Center. 

For an annual fee of $50 per year, Friends of the Center will be informed in advance by e-mail of all Center public events, and will be given priority seating at these events. In addition, each year they will receive one complimentary dinner invitation to one of the Center's Silver Level dinner events and a $50 discount off ticket prices for the Center's premiere Gold and Platinum Level dinner events.

Previous events have included Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico, and Philip Bennett, former managing editor of the Washington Post.  In 2009-2010 events already scheduled include a talk by Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone on civic responsibility. 

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