June, 2017 


The 2017 FAWCO conference took place at The Trident Hotel, Nariman Point in Mumbai, India. 

The conference was beautifully organized with wonderful sessions and speakers, the awarding of the Education Awards and Development Grants, the big reveal of the new Target project - Hope Beyond Displacement - and a fabulous opportunity for all the participants to learn about and enjoy the incredible culture of India.

The FAWCO Foundation also celebrated its 50th Anniversary this year.  Foundation Night was a bright and colorful evening which included both Silent and Live Auctions, where guests truly displayed their generosity and spirit in support of The Foundation and its programs.  

Attendees were also treated to a wonderful presentation highlighting 50 years of The FAWCO Foundation.

Raffle tickets were sold throughout the weekend for both the charming schoolhouse Friendship Quilt and the stunning Emerald Ring. 

Additionally, a lovely selection of Backing Women merchandise was available for purchase. All Backing Women proceeds go directly to the Target project. 
For further details, including financial results and raffle winners, please click here .
The FAWCO Foundation board is, as always, truly grateful to all the volunteers, donors and participants who contributed to the success of the conference and the Heart of Gold Fundraiser. Your generosity will allow us to continue making a significant impact on many people's lives with the truly worthy programs supported by The FAWCO Foundation, FAWCO, FAUSA and FAWCO member clubs.  

Thank you one and all and we hope to see you again in  2018 when we gather in The Hague!             

2017 Education Award 
Recipient: Hayley Margolis. Her mother is a member of AWBS International Women's Club.

SCIENCES AWARD, sponsored in part by AIWC Genoa, in memory of Frieda Bacigalupo Natali
Recipient: Mackenzie Winton. Her mother is a member of AWBS International Women's Club.

HUMANITIES AWARD, sponsored in part by AAWE Paris, in memory of Gertrude de Gallaix
Recipient: Lucy Grinnan. Her mother is a member of AWG Paris.

Recipient: Katya Tavi. Her mother is a member of AWC Finland.

DUAL CULTURAL AWARD, sponsored in part by Donna Erismann and AWC Bern, in memory of Suzanne Erismann

Recipient: Joshua Bloemperk. His mother is a member of AWC Brussels.

Recipient: Caroline Lofton. She is a member of AWA Vienna.

Recipient: Susanne Ollmann. She is a member of AWC Berlin.

THE FAWCO FOUNDATION 50th ANNIVERSARY MEMBERS' AWARD, sponsored by the Counselors of The FAWCO Foundation, FAWCO and FAUSA  $5,000
Recipient: Margaret Jenkins. She is a member of AAWE Paris.

For further information on all of the recipients, please click here

Summer is a great time to start thinking about applying for next year's Development Grants and Education Awards.

However, the process may seem a bit daunting with the applications to fill out and the required documents to gather.  However, we can help! 

FAWCO Foundation VP Programs, Tracy Moede, has put together an application timeline for both of these endeavors, giving you specific goals that will allow you to complete your  application in a stress-free and efficient manner.  

These documents can be accessed below as well as on the homepage of the FAWCO Foundation website.

Click here for the timeline for the 2018 Education Awards.

Click here for the timeline for the 2018 Development Grants.

2017 Foundation Quilt -  
Four Walls With Tomorrow Inside

Quilt sales totaled $2700 and the winner was Jodie Rynn of AWEP. 

Many thanks, as always, to Roberta Zoellner for creating such a beautiful masterpiece and to all who submitted quilt squares!  

Emerald and Diamond R ing
Ring sales totaled almost $3900 and the (again) lucky winner was Jodie Rynn of AWEP.

The FAWCO Education Team announces its inaugural summer global book read - The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. 

The goal is for all FAWCO club members to read this book over the summer and have a culminating event in conjunction with International Literacy Day in September.

In conjunction with the exciting announcement of the $10,000 Matching Grant Program for Target, this is a great opportunity to raise money for the Target project - Hope Beyond Displacement.  Turn your book discussion into a fundraising event!  If you hold your event after September 1, all money you raise for the Target project (up to $1,000 per club) is eligible for the Matching Grant! 

Literacy + Fundraiser for Target = one great event!


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Suzanne Wheeler, AAWE Paris

VP Communications
Janet Davis,
AIWC Cologne

VP Programs
Tracy Moede, AWC Hamburg

VP Fundraising   
Barbara Bühling, AWC Düsseldorf    

Jodi Gentilozzi, Individual Member - Qatarm FAUSA

Louise Greeley-Copley, FAUSA, AWEP 

Patti Meek, AWC Dublin

2017 Development Grant Recipients

AW of Surrey Hope Through Education-
Rural Development in Anupshahr Through Education & Empowerment of the Girl Child
-Anupshahr, India

Pam Dahlgren Educating Africa's Children-
Kenyan Children Help - The New White House Academy
-Voi, Kenya

Coughlan Family Foundation's Support in Sickness and Health
FLOGA, Organization of Parents of Children with Cancer
-Athens, Greece

AWG Languedoc-Roussillon Feeding The World
Community-Based First 1000 Days Project
Mumbai, India 

Breaking the Cycle, sponsored in part by AILO Florence
Yes, Akademia - Youth Transforming Galtare-Dharavi-Paris
-Galtare, India
For more details on all of these projects, please click here.


ina Carrari

FAUSA Skills Enhancement Award Recipient, 2014

The FAUSA Skills Enhancement Award continues to be the perfect opportunity for me to deepen my scope of chiropractic practice locally and globally while at the same time helping to fulfill FAWCO's focus on Women and Children's Welfare and Health. 
Since receiving the award, I have completed 13/14 modules of the International Pediatric Chiropractic Association (ICPA) 200-hr certification program. Topics covered have included perinatal care and chiropractic co-management with other healthcare professionals. 
While on a service trip with Art Aids Art in South Africa, I realized the great need for neuromusculoskeletal healing in underserved communities. In places such as Khayelitsha township where residents struggle to survive due to extreme poverty, proper body alignment and function offer valuable ways to promote health for those who do not have access to healthy work environments, pain medication, and physical therapy.  Pain not only causes suffering, but reduces resistance to disease and diminishes ability to work productively - a dangerous combination for those living day-to-day with few funds and no health care. 
My long term goal in becoming ICPA certified is to take my chiropractic and massage therapy training to impoverished locations around the world to empower and encourage women and their families to take good care of themselves in a vitalistic way. I envision collaborating with FAWCO's network of member clubs and the programs that they support.
          REP CORNER 


Encourage club members to work on their Quilt Squares over the summer.  Deadline is October 10, 2017.

Encourage your club to consider submitting an application for a Development Grant.


Remind your members about the great Education Award opportunities!  Summer is a good time to start on those applications.

Start soliciting experiences and donations from your members for the 2018 IM in The Hague!