• Conference 2017
  • A Heart of Gold
  • Quilt 2017
  • Emerald Ring Raffle
  • Benefactor Levels
  • Silent Auction
  • Live Auction
  • Charm 2017

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The Butterfly symbolizes personal transformation...from her cocoon, the butterfly emerges in her unfurling glory.  A symbol of grace and tenderness, she brings the awareness and energy of another way of being.

The Woman Warrior is the symbol of strength, wisdom and passion. She is autonomous, independent, strong-willed and powerful.

The bold colors of the wings represent the global effort to bring change.

CLICK HERE to go to the Registration page for the 2017 Biennial FAWCO Conference in Mumbai!

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43rd Biennial FAWCO Conference     





The FAWCO Foundation is celebrating 50 years of giving.  Join us on Foundation Night to commemorate your generosity to women and girls all over the world.

                    Your Projects, Your Passions, Your Foundation

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In celebration of the new Target issue - Education - the 2017 Friendship Quilt will embrace the world and all of its schoolhouses.  Some of them are no more than a shady spot under a tree but they all contain tomorrow! The quilt will be raffled off at the 2017 conference in Mumbai, India.

CLICK HERE to download your Quilt Raffle tickets.  You need not be present to win!

To see this year's beautiful Friendship Quilt - click below. 

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Year after year, generous FAWCO members throughout the world have donated high-end items to help our charity programs. 

This year, we have a beautiful emerald and diamond cluster ring with a central oval emerald surrounded by 10 brilliant-cut diamonds and a small baguette-cut diamond at each shoulder.  The dimensions of the emerald are 6 x 7.8 x 4.4 = 1.14 cts.  Estimated value of the ring is $2830.

The drawing for this beautiful piece will take place at the 43rd Biennial FAWCO Conference in Mumbai, India.  You need not be present to win. 

Click below to go to the Ring Raffle page where you can download raffle tickets.

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If you are unable to attend the conference in Mumbai but would still like to support the philanthropic goals of FAWCO, become a Benefactor!  By donating to The FAWCO Foundation, you will be making a difference in the lives of women and children worldwide.  There are five different Benefactor Levels to choose from.

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              "SMALL AND PRECIOUS"     

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WHEN:    2017 Foundation Night

WHERE:  Regal Room, The Trident Hotel in Nariman Point, Mumbai

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This year, we are celebrating 50 years of giving.  Our theme is "A Heart of Gold" because that describes the passion that members have shown to sustain and expand our programs for a half-century. The Butterfly Warrior "Learn-Reach-Shine" theme captures the glow of our hearts when we give.

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This year, we celebrate the Butterfly Warrior as our conference charm and adorn it with a heart to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The FAWCO Foundation.  A symbol of grace and tenderness, the butterfly brings the awareness and energy of another way of being and remembers the generosity in our hearts.                                                                              

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The Kids Help Fund

Kids helping kids - that's the idea behind the Kids Help Fund. Students learn the joy of fundraising and may also earn a letter of recognition for future college applications and possibly receive credit for community service hours by participating in our fundraising project. 

The Project offers a variety of choices for fundraising. Funds are collected by organizing an event, by selling individual certificates or by collecting from a specific group and presenting the participants with a single group certificate of recognition. In addition, Ann de Simoni has organized two wonderful "Dream Cruises" to benefit Kids Help.


What is the Kids Help “School Supplies” Project?

The importance of an education for all children cannot be understated. The current Kids Help Project will purchase and arrange for distribution of school supplies to needy children in some of the poorest neighborhoods in Bogotá, Columbia. The Kids Help “School Supplies” Project will focus on the poorest neighborhoods in Colombia, a country located in FAUSA’s geographical area of interest. One of the factors that keep children from attending school in Colombia is the requirement that students provide their own school supplies. Far too often the inability of a family to provide the necessary school supplies can lead to rejection of the student by teachers and fellow students, and families may decide to take the child out of school and put him or her to work.

There are two types of basic supply kits; one for kindergarten and first grade students, and another for second through eighth grade students. Each kit is presented in its own canvas carrying bag with the FAUSA Alumnae & The FAWCO Foundation logos on the front. 

Distribution of Kids Help “School Supplies”- AWC of Bogotá

FAUSA & The FAWCO Foundation will coordinate with the AWC Bogotá to distribute school supply kits to the needy children of Bogotá. We are confident that the AWC Bogotá Social Services Committee are making certain that your generous donation of school supplies will reach the children in need, helping to build their future “one pencil’ at a time. So far 530 backpacks have been distributed. Read our UPDATE about the School Supplies Project in Bogotá, Columbia. 

Past Projects

Hole in the Wall Gang logoIn 2006 and 2007, The FAWCO Foundation Kids Help program worked with Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camps for critically ill children and developed ”Hole Lotta Fun Boxes." These were rainy day boxes that included games and crafts for every cabin in the Hole in the Wall Gang camps. Parents could purchase a box full of games and toys for each of the cabins at the Hole in the Wall Gang camps throughout the world, on behalf of their child.

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Dream Cruises

In 2006 and 2008, FAWCO club members and guests participated in two Dream Cruises around the Mediterranean, with all proceeds donated to Kids Help. You can read all about them, and view our photo galleries, on the Dream Cruise I and Dream Cruise II pages.


The Masterpiece is Complete!

$172,000 raised for Free The Girls!

Thank you for your generous support!!!

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Who We Are


The FAWCO Foundation was created in 1967 and is the philanthropic arm of FAWCO, a network of independent American and international volunteer organizations representing private-sector American citizens overseas. FAWCO consists of over 64 clubs throughout the world. We are a U.S. non-profit corporation, registered in the State of Missouri as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

The FAWCO Foundation supports the philanthropic goals of FAWCO by developing, administering and fundraising for programs that improve the lives of women and children worldwide. 

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