Global Ties Alabama Sponsors

Global Ties Alabama relies heavily on and sincerely appreciates all of our sponsors. Without them, we would not be where we are. If you would like more information on becoming a sponsor for Global Ties Alabama, contact us.  If you are not interested in becoming a full-on sponsor, but would still like to donate to our cause, we graciously accept donations.


US Dept of State

United States of America Department of State – Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

The US Department of State was created to advance freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community by helping to build and sustain a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and act responsibly within the international system.


cityofhuntsvilleCity of Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville is a city centrally located in the northernmost part of the U.S. state of Alabama. It is located in Madison County and extends west into neighboring Limestone county. Huntsville is the county seat of Madison County, and the fourth-largest city in Alabama. The 2000 census estimated Huntsville’s population at 158,216, while in 2008, the estimated population grew to 176,645.



Madison County Alabama

Madison County is Alabama’s third most populated county with a per capita income second only to Shelby County, Alabama. Madison County is located in the heart of the Tennessee Valley. Our neighbor to the north is Tennessee. We are approximately a 100 miles directly south of Nashville.



Embassy Suites Huntsville

Stay in downtown Huntsville at Embassy Suites Huntsville Hotel & Spa. Our all-suite hotel is connected via a Sky Bridge to the Von Braun Center, a multi-purpose arena, meeting and performance arts venue. This hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service within a three-mile radius and to Huntsville International Airport, Bridge Street Town Center or Huntsville Hospital.



Hampton Inn & Suites Eastchase

Conveniently located in the exclusive EastChase area, about eight miles east of downtown, our Montgomery hotel is the perfect home base from which to explore all the capital city has to offer, including the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery Zoo, and Shoppes at Eastchase. All just moments from our comfortable hotel in Montgomery.



Global Ties U.S.

When business, nonprofit, government, and academic leaders from around the world connect with their counterparts in the U.S. through international exchange programs, the relationships they forge become a powerful tool for addressing some of our biggest global challenges.

For over 50 years, Global Ties U.S. has been making these kinds of connections possible. As a nonprofit partner of the U.S. Department of State, we sustain a network that coordinates international exchange programs and brings current and future leaders from around the world to communities throughout the United States. We provide our members—from large, national organizations to smaller, community-based ones across 45 states and 15 countries—with connections, leadership development, and professional resources, so that they are the strongest, most effective organizations they can be.



U.S. Space and Rocket Center

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama is a museum operated by the government of Alabama, showcasing rockets, achievements, and artifacts of the U.S. space program. Sometimes billed as “Earth’s largest space museum”, astronaut Owen Garriott described the place as, “a great way to learn about space in a town that has embraced the space program from the very beginning.”


Towneplace Suites

TownePlace Suites is a brand operated by Marriott International. The chain is part of the mid-tier extended stay lodging segment of the hospitality industry and consists of all-suites hotels. As of year-end 2016, TownePlace Suites operated more than 300 hotels in the United States and Canada.


CSI Transportation

CSI Transportation is Central Alabama’s premier Airport & Car Service for ground transportation. CSI Ground has built a reputation by catering to clients from all walks of life. Whether you are planning a business trip, romantic night-out, family vacation, holiday travel or college students going home for break, your experience is important to us at Concierge Services, Inc. To assure a top-quality experience, our dynamic team will work closely with you to get you the type of accommodations you desire. We are continually exploring and researching the market to ensure that what we offer you is the very finest available.


Redstone Federal Credit Union

Redstone Federal Credit Union® is a federally chartered credit union headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama and is regulated and insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). With over 380,000 members and more than $4 billion in assets, Redstone is the largest credit union in Alabama and among the 25 largest credit unions in the nation.


Public and Private Partners

We certainly appreciate the various individuals and organizations that give to Global Ties Alabama in different ways.  Some donate funding, some donate time, some donate space, as well as various other things to help us further our cause.  This page has some of these individuals and organizations that we owe a debt of gratitude.

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PublicPrivateNonprofitColleges/UniversitiesHBCU’sCongressional Offices


City of Huntsville

Madison County Commission

Madison County Legislative Team – Huntsville and Decatur offices

U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service of the U.S. Dept of Commerce

Alabama – TARCOG

Huntsville City Schools

Madison County Schools



Congressional Offices

Washington, DC and Alabama field offices





Calhoun Community College

Auburn University

Samford University



Drake State Technical College



Alabama State University



AIDS Coalition – Huntsville and Birmingham

Alabama Fulbright Alumni Chapter – shared programming

Appleseed – Montgomery

AshaKiran – shared programs

Birmingham Business Alliance

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute – complimentary visitor passes

Birmingham International Center – shared programs

Botanical Gardens – Huntsville and Birmingham

Burritt on the Mountain Museum – shared projects

CATCH Coalition – Montgomery

Friendship Force – Huntsville and Montgomery

Greater Huntsville Rotary

Huntsville and Madison County Public Libraries

Interfaith Mission Service

International Society of HSV—shared receptions, 2012 International Festival

Leadership Huntsville/Madison County

NAACP – Birmingham & Montgomery

National Children’s Advocacy Center – meeting space, document translations

Northern Alabama African American Chamber of Commerce

Rosa Parks Museum – complimentary visitor passes

Southern Poverty Law Center – complimentary visitor passes

U.S. Space and Rocket Center – complimentary visitor passes

UNA USA of Birmingham – shared programming