Global Philadelphia Association
The Global Philadelphia Association (GPA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 2010 by nine of the leading international organizations in the Greater Philadelphia Region. Global Philadelphia Association’s mission is to assist and encourage greater interaction among the many organizations and people who engage in international activity within the Greater Philadelphia Region; to promote the development of an international consciousness; and to enhance the region’s global profile. Today, over 200 organizations, businesses, and internationally-minded individuals have become joint partners in the Global Philadelphia initiative, and more are joining each month. In 2015, Philadelphia became a World Heritage City through a partnership between GPA and the City of Philadelphia.