Every YPO Gold member belongs to the same great network we valued as YPOers – both a local and regional network of chapter peers and a global community of 27,000 leaders in more than 130 countries and every business sector. This is the beauty of YPO-YPO Gold, the business and family connections that are close to home, across the border and around the world. As YPO Gold members, we have all the advantages of YPO membership – plus exclusive benefits available only to YPO Gold members, such as a tiered dues structure that discounts international dues, the option of no annual dues through Lifetime Membership and International SOS travel emergency assistance. These YPO Gold-only benefits reward our longtime commitment to the organization. Our organization has never been more vital, dynamic and poised for growth. This is an exciting time to be a YPO Gold member for many reasons, but most of all because learning to be a better leader takes a lifetime. YPO Gold tiered International dues structure:

  • Age 51 through 64 – Gold dues set at two-thirds of YPO dues.
  • Age 65 through 74 – Gold dues set at one-third of YPO dues.
  • Age 75+ Gold dues set at 10% of YPO dues (SOS coverage is included as a benefit as part of this dues structure. PinnacleCare coverage for members age 75 and above will be offered on a user-pay basis except for Lifetime members where PinnacleCare coverage is included as part of their Lifetime dues).

International Lifetime Membership offers you a cost-effective way to ensure continued access to YPO Gold benefits and services. Particularly if you're still active in your business but are considering selling or making some other change, life membership is your opportunity to recognize the financial savings and incurring costs at an optimum time. Both annual and lifetime dues amounts are established each year by the YPO-YPO Gold International Board based on actuarial formulas developed specifically for YPO Gold Lifetime dues rates and are calculated based on a discount percentage off the total future dues payments including inflation. YPO Gold Chicago does not offer the option of lifetime dues.


Suzanne Muchin, Governor JB Pritzker, and David Brown