NEWS YOU CAN USE March 2016
FOUNDATION NIGHT WRAP-UP
Wind Beneath Our Wings" - The FAWCO Foundation Fundraising Night - took place Saturday, March 12 at The Lufthansa Training Center in Frankfurt, Germany.
Foundation President, Patti Meek, welcomed approximately 120 winged and feathered delegates and guests and served as hostess for the festivities.
The evening began with cocktail hour and an opportunity to peruse the Silent Auction tables which offered more than 220 items!
Dinner followed, offering a delicious buffet with starters, soup, traditional German delicacies and, of course, dessert.
The Silent Auction closed in stages with some last-minute frantic bidding as everyone hovered over the coveted items.
Then it was time to get down to the serious business of fundraising with the Live Auction. Celeste Brown got the crowd into a lively spirit and then commenced with the Auction. By the time Celeste was through, enthusiastic participants had raised $11,500 bidding on beautiful custom jewelry pieces and some lovely getaways, both in the U.S. and Europe. Thank you, Celeste, for being an Auctioneer extraordinaire!
Quilt and Diamond Ring sales had been brisk throughout the weekend as the delegates anticipated the drawing for the Diamond Ring that evening. And the winner was.....see below.
The costume contest was a lively affair with judging using the always popular Clap-o-Meter. This year's winner was Wendy Leyland of AAWE Paris with her beautiful black and purple feathers and headdress.
Adding to the fun was the newly introduced Big Quiz. Hosted by Janet Davis, Carol-Lyn McKelvey and the entire AIWC Cologne team, three rounds of questions kept teams busy as the Silent Auction team readied themselves for the check-out process. The big winner was TEAM 10 and all the members were awarded feather-adorned mugs. Who knew that Tokyo had the most Michelin-starred restaurants of any city....TEAM 10 knew!
The check-out process was smooth and seamless and everyone left with a smile on their face and goodies in hand. The Silent Auction netted $7,000!
As always, the conference delegates and guests reached deep into their pockets throughout the weekend to once again make Foundation Night a huge success.
Preliminary figures indicate total proceeds of
$30,000 which will be used to support The FAWCO Foundation Programs.
The FAWCO Foundation board is truly grateful to all the volunteers, donors and participants who contributed to the success of the Wind Beneath Our Wings 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, FAUSA and FAWCO member clubs.
Thank you one and all and we hope to see you again in 2017 when we gather in Mumbai!
2016 EDUCATION AWARD RECIPIENTS
AWG PARIS IT AWARD FOR YOUNG WOMEN
Recipient: Sarah Ruegger. Her mother is a member of
SCIENCES AWARD, sponsored in part by AIWC Genoa, in memory of Frieda Bacigalupo Natali
Recipient: Aashna Iyer. Her mother is a member of AWC Mumbai.
HUMANITIES AWARD, sponsored in part by AAWE Paris, in memory of Gertrude de Gallaix
Recipient 1: Adrien Cabantous. His mother is a member of AAWE Paris.
Recipient 2: Mallika Iyer. Her mother is a member of AWC Mumbai.
VIOLA WHEELER ARTS AWARD
Recipient: Alyssa Spaeth. Her mother is a member of AWBS International Women's Club.
DUAL CULTURAL AWARD, sponsored in part by Donna Erismann and AWC Bern, in memory of Suzanne Erismann
Recipient: Alessandro Kalb Cosmo. His mother is a member of AWA Rome.
AWC BASEL AWARD FOR UNIVERSITY DEGREE STUDY PROGRAMS, sponsored by Shirley Kearney
Recipient: Erin Newby. She is a member of AWG Paris.
FAUSA SKILLS ENHANCEMENT AWARD
Recipient: Kelly Snow. She is a member of Chilterns AWC.
WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY AWARD, in honor of AWA Dubai's 21 years serving the international community in Dubai
Recipient: Kathryn Araujo. She is a member of AWG Paris.
2016 FOUNDATION QUILT "LIBERATE"
The lucky winner of the beautiful quilt was Rick Chizmadia from FAUSA!
Ticket sales from the Quilt Raffle raised $2,600 which will be put toward Foundation programs.
Many thanks, as always, to Roberta Zoellner for creating such a beautiful masterpiece and to everyone who submitted quilt squares!
The lucky winner of the stunning diamond ring was Susie Cotton of AWC Perth!
Ticket sales from the Diamond Ring raffle raised $1,100 which will be put toward Foundation programs.
FAWCO Foundation Board 2015-2017
AWC The Hague
AW of Surrey Hope Through
Mentawai Boarding School
Pam Dahlgren Educating Africa's Children-
Hope Alive Foundation
Mother Earth, sponsored in part by AC Shanghai-
Solar Powered Showers
Coughlan Family Foundation's Support in Sickness and Health
Mothers Averting AIDS
-Republic of South Africa
Critical Health Concerns, sponsored in part by Renuka Matthews
Eye Surgery, Placement of Prosthetic Eye
Breaking the Cycle, sponsored in part by AWEP and AILO Florence-
Growing Guayule to Fight AIDS and provide Bio-Fuel
-Republic of South Africa
FAUSA Displaced Women and Children
Casa Ruth and the New Hope Cooperative Project
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Costume contest winner, Wendy Leyland of AAWE (purple and black), pictured here with the three other fine-feathered finalists!
Congratulations to all of you!
FRANKFURT INTERIM MEETING, 2016
Live - $11,500
Silent - $7,000
Online - $1,300
Nest Eggs $350
Bling Table $250
FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS, WE THANK YOU!
GRAND TOTAL - $30,000