The American Club of Rome represents an internationally focused, non-profit organization that promotes a friendly exchange of American traditions, culture and values.
The ACR was founded as a Men’s Club in 1953 by Henry R. Luce, founder of Time magazine and an industry leader in American Journalism. As husband of Congresswoman Clare Boothe Luce, the U.S. Ambassador to Italy from 1953-56, Henry Luce felt there was a need for an organization that provided opportunities for Americans to socialize and network while living abroad. The ACR has since developed into an open society for American expats and Italian locals to form a community and share their respective cultures in a comfortable and broadening atmosphere.
In recognition our first honorary Ambassador to the club, renowned author, playwright and US Ambassador Boothe Luce, we continue the tradition of extending the role of honorary President and Vice President to the U.S. Ambassadors to Italy, the Holy See and the USUN mission.
The American Club of Rome welcomes American professionals, diplomats, entrepreneurs, ex-pats and international citizens seeking to expand their social and professional networks through cultural, educational and community-based exchange.
Why become an ACR Member?
As a member of ACR you will enjoy many valuable benefits, including special member-only discounts, unique marketing opportunities with our Business Memberships, invitations to members-only events at exclusive locations throughout Rome, social and business networking opportunities, and automatic membership into the Association of American Clubs (AAC), which provides reciprocal benefits to all of the member clubs around the world.
We are a fantastic and varied group of individuals who share many interests and we look forward to welcoming you to Rome and to other AICR members!
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The purpose of the club is to encourage Americans, Italians, and citizens of other countries to meet in a congenial, relaxed atmosphere and to provide its members an opportunity to enjoy mutual interests and experiences through cultural, educational, and social exchanges. The American Club of Rome is committed to the enrichment of international friendships through participation in, and support of, activities of a business, social, civil, and charitable nature.
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ACR is committed to the enrichment of international friendships through participation in, and support of, activities of a business, social, civil, and charitable nature.
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The purpose of the club is to encourage Americans, Italians, and citizens of other countries to meet in a congenial atmosphere and to provide its members an opportunity to enjoy mutual interests and experiences through cultural, educational, and social exchanges.
Dinners, happy hours, theater evenings, business networking mixers, cultural tours, professional lectures, holiday parties, tax seminars, and more! Check out our upcoming events and join us!
ACR raises funds for many worthwhile charities such as the World Food Programme, Casa di Kim, Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Environment Welfare organizations, Animal Welfare organizations, Dress for Sucess, and the Italian Red Cross.