Tempe Sister Cities International Center Capital Campaign is seeking funds to support construction of a sustainable building on the patio of the historic Hackett House in downtown Tempe. This center will be a multi-use building where international and community events will strengthen our community by providing opportunities for students and adults to explore and experience diverse cultures and build friendships and understanding with the many different peoples of the world.

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Our Impact

913 Tempe high school students have served as ambassadors to one of Tempe’s 11 sister cities. When we add their counterparts some 1826 students have participated in this life-changing experience. Tempe Sister Cities sponsors these exchanges and covers all travel costs for our student ambassadors.

Tempe Sister Cities volunteers have produced more than 268 special events…including 45 Oktoberfest Celebrations. In addition TSC has supported more than $1,000,000 in humanitarian aid.

More than 439,576 hours have been volunteered at Hackett House alone. And 2,700,00 hours producing 45 Oktoberfests! In addition to all the hours volunteered on other special events and exchange programs. (According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, volunteer time is valued at $23.56 per hour! TSC volunteer hours would be valued at more than $82,566,658.)

1,563 middle and high school students have participated in Tempe Sister Cities’ annual Young Artist Competition. The competition includes original art, photography, essay and poetry competition.

462 elementary school students have competed in TSC’s annual Geography Bee…held at City Hall. Tempe Elementary Schools is the co-sponsor.

4,710 youngsters (aged 7-12) have participated in TSC’s multi-cultural award-winning program Passport to the World. They learn location, foods, music and dance, arts and crafts and history of a particular country or city in the world.

More than 12,650 people have enjoyed afternoon tea at the “Taking Tea at the Hackett” Program. The teas celebrate Tempe’s history just as Sally Hayden, Arizona Territory’s First Lady, hosted teas at her residence, La Casa Vieja, in the 1800’s.

7,792 have attended cooking classes at the “Cuisines of the World” program at the Hackett House. Professional chefs are recruited to instruct.

13,950 sixth grade students have attended the “Around the World in Your Own Back Yard” field trip program at the Hackett House.

TSC has exchanged 433 teachers, educators and professionals…and adding their counterparts means 866 adults have participated in these life-changing exchanges. TSC has exchanged fire fighters and police officers with Regensburg and plans similar exchanges with other sister cities in the near future. Educator programs are in place with Regensburg, Lower Hutt, Zhenjiang, Skopje and Trollhattan.

Current Progress


How To Contribute

Club 5000

EXCLUSIVE to the first 100 Donors ONLY! May be paid all at once or in two payments over 2 years. A $5000 or more TAX FREE donation gives you exclusive benefits, including:

  • YOUR NAME on the new International Center Building
  • LIFETIME membership in the Tempe Sister Cities, $400 Value
  • 2 VIP Tickets at Oktoberfest 2019, $100 Value
  • Discounts at NEWLY NAMED HH Millie Wuger Gift Shop
  • Special Pricing for International Center events, or to rent the venue
  • Your name printed on an Honor Roll document published annually, as well as in other materials for activities held at the center. (Please indicate if you wish to remain anonymous)

Honor Roll

A $1000-$4999 TAX FREE donation. Your name will be printed on an Honor Roll document published annually, as well as in other materials for activities held at the center. (Please indicate if you wish to remain anonymous)

Naming Rights

We are offering LIFETIME NAMING RIGHTS to Corporate or Private donors offering High Visibility in the bustling central Downtown Tempe area.

The following Levels of Support are still available!

  • The International Center Building
  • The Roof Garden
  • The Courtyard
  • The Kitchen
  • The Gift Shop has been funded and will be named the Millie Wugur Gift Shop

Terrific Tuesdays

Watch for an INVITATION to TERRIFIC TUESDAYS! A Happy Hour gathering where you can get additional information about the International Center and the Historic Hackett House.

Our next events are scheduled for November 13th and 27th as well as December 4th, 7-830pm.

Contact Us

Tempe Sister Cities International Center
E: TSCIntlCenter@gmail.com
P: 480-818-6275

The Hackett House

Serving as headquarters for the award winning Tempe Sisters Cities, the Historic Hackett House provides a wonderful backdrop which inspires our staff to create programs and events that allows us to participate in and enrich our community. We work toward making the world a smaller, more connected place.

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