Advisory Councils and Affinity Groups

IPM’s Advisory Councils provide crucial support to IPM in some of our key Regions around the world. For more information, or to join one of these groups, contact Ilze Fender, Senior Director, Annual Giving & Constituent Relations, Tel: +1.216.932.4082 or


Northeast Ohio Advisory Council

IPM’s Northeast Ohio Advisory Council brings together community leaders in the neighborhoods surrounding our International Headquarters Office. The group works to increase IPM’s visibility in the community by hosting special events and international visitors, and provides support in expansion of our programs throughout Northeast Ohio and across the globe.


Metropolitan St. Louis Advisory Council

In the city of IPM’s Founding, the Metropolitan St. Louis Advisory Council provides critical support to IPM in maintaining our connection with community groups throughout the Metropolitan St . Louis Region. Additionally, the Council provides advice and insight as IPM seeks to grow its programs while remaining consistent to our founding mission and vision.


New England Advisory Council

As IPM grows its presence in the Northeastern part of the United States, the Maine & New England Advisory Council is working to build IPM’s reputation in this part of the country. The Council is developing donor engagement through promoting the Immersion Experience Program and other IPM activities and events.


Sub Saharan Africa Advisory Council

The Sub Saharan Africa Advisory Council meets in Nairobi, Kenya , and works with our Board and Staff to effectively manage and grow IPM’s work in Sub Saharan Africa. Community leaders gather and offer advice on topics ranging from fundraising, to safety on Immersion Experiences, to opportunities for increased engagement with our Project Partners.


Latin America & Caribbean Advisory Council

The Latin America & Caribbean Advisory Council meets in San Salvador, El Salvador and works to support our Board and Staff in developing IPM’s efforts in the Region.