December 2017 

To all of our valued friends,
As we near the end of 2017, the Board of The FAWCO Foundation would like to express its gratitude for the support we have received from FAWCO member clubs, from individual members, and from FAUSA and its members. We hope that you are happy with the work that we have accomplished this year on your behalf: eight Education Awards were given, totaling $34,000, five Development Grants were awarded at $25,000. and we've disbursed $42,700 to the Target program so far this year - all this through the fundraising efforts of clubs, individuals and our Board's fundraising initiatives.  
We are very grateful to have you all as our supporters, donors, sponsors and  friends, whether through charitable acts, goods or monetary donations.  Please let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions for ways in which we can improve our service to FAWCO clubs and FAUSA. Our mission is to support our shared philanthropic goal to improve the lives of women and children across the world. Remember...your projects, your passions, your Foundation!
On behalf of the Board, I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday time and a peaceful new year.
With best wishes,
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Education Awards and Development Grants 

The Foundation Development Grant (DG) and Education Award (EA) applications are now being accepted!  Get on board NOW!

Since the Biennial Conference in Mumbai, the Foundation has been posting on Facebook and publishing articles about the DGs and EAs. I hope that all of you have seen at least one article in the many bulletins and newsletters or at least one Facebook post. That means the news is out that the applications are online and you know when the deadline for submission is (Pssst: January 27, 2018).

By now, you should have downloaded the relevant application and collected most of your information. DG applications require a Purpose of the Grant informational essay and EA applications require a Biography essay and a Purpose of Study essay.
Here are the application timeline tips for review:
There is still plenty of time to get yourself and/or your club organized and get your applications in on time. And please be sure to contact us if you have any questions regarding the Development Grants or Education Awards. Good Luck!
Tracy Moede, at .
Nan de Laubadére, at


Foundation Donation Cards
Finding the right gift can be difficult, but a TFF Donation Card is an easy way to give by donating to one of The FAWCO Foundation programs or the Target Project in honor of a friend or loved one. It is a wonderful way to show that you care !
Want to learn more?  Click the link to go to The Foundation How To Donate page.  From there, click Donation Card Program for further details.

The IRA Charitable Rollover
Did you know that an individual who owns a traditional IRA and is 70-1/2 years old can make a tax-free distribution (donation) to a qualified charity?  This avoids paying taxes on the distribution, leaving more funds to be donated.  Up to $100,000 per year!
Want to learn more?  Click the link to go to The Foundation How To Donate page.  From there, click Charitable IRA Rollover for further details. 

              COMING SOON              
Beginning in mid-January, The FAWCO Foundation will be distributing our online survey. Every few years, The Foundation likes to reach out to the FAWCO community to ask how we can better serve your needs. There are so many different clubs around the world with differing and changing interests, and we want to remain relevant to you and your club. Get ready to share your opinions with us in 2018!

Spring in The Hague!
Come join us in March for the 2018 Interim Meeting! Registration and further information are available on the FAWCO website!  


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No matter what holiday you celebrate, where you celebrate or with whom you celebrate, gift-giving is always a heartwarming experience. But did you know that when you give a gift to a loved one, you can also give back to The FAWCO Foundation at the same time?

If you shop online, you can make a donation to The Foundation with every purchase you make when you shop on AmazonSmile or iGive

It's easy.  Before you shop, log in to either one of these sites and then simply shop as you normally would.  The Foundation receives a percentage of your purchase price. Your gift-giving benefits The Foundation's programs, improving the lives of women and children worldwide.
Shop once, give twice!   
Happy Holidays!
Butterfly Brigade
  2018 Friendship Quilt   

The 2018 Friendship Quilt is finished and it's spectacular! The Quilt will be raffled off at the Interim Meeting in The Hague this spring.  However, you don't have to attend the conference to be able to enter the raffle!
Quilt tickets are available for download on the Foundation website where you will also find information on options for payment.   
Quilt raffle tickets make a great stocking-stuffer!!!
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Promote AmazonSmile and iGive to your club members for their online holiday shopping!
Communicate the January 27th deadline for the EAs and DGs to your club members.   
Encourage your club members to buy Quilt raffle tickets!
Solicit unique experiences, travel opportunities and donations from your members for the 2018 IM in The Hague! 

From all of us at The FAWCO Foundation, we wish you a beautiful holiday season and a peaceful, joyful and healthy New Year!