The AWC Advancement Fund is the charitable not-for-profit partner of the Association for Women in Communications. The purpose of the AWC Advancement Fund is to support the activities of the Association for Women in Communications which are exclusively educational or charitable in nature.
The specific objectives and purpose of this organization shall be to:
Provide funding for professional development and educational opportunities for AWC chapters and members.
Provide opportunities for AWC members and chapters to be socially responsible through charitable and philanthropic endeavors.
Sponsor and/or participate in events and activities that promote the mission of AWC.
Created in 2018, this corporation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including making monetary/in-kind distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code. To view the AWC Advancement Fund By-Laws Click here
Mitzie Zerr, Foundation President
Apply now for an AWC Advancement Fund Conference Grant!
In support of the upcoming AWC Professional Development Conference, November 11 – 13, 2021 in Bloomington-Normal, IL, the AWC Advancement Fund is awarding grants to two AWC members to attend the in-person conference.
The grants include conference registration at the Early Bird rate, two nights lodging at the host hotel (single room), and a $100 travel stipend. The registration fee for the conference includes many meal events.
One grant will be awarded to a member of an active professional or student chapter, and one will be awarded to an independent member.
It is easy to apply. Click AWC Grant Application. Complete it and email it to the current president of the Advancement Fund, Mitzie Zerr at Mitzie.firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2021.
In addition to the identification questions, you will be asked to explain in 500 words or less why you should be selected for this honor. Include what it will mean for you professionally and personally to attend the conference.
The AWC Advancement Fund Board of Directors will evaluate the applications and select the two winners.
To be considered for a grant, applicants must agree to attend all conference sessions/events, if selected as a recipient. No cash equivalent will be awarded, and the grant is not transferrable by the recipient.
Chapter leaders: Encourage your chapter members to apply. This is a great opportunity for your chapter to increase its representation at the conference and it is an amazing benefit for one of your members!
Give to the AWC Advancement Fund
All gifts to the Advancement Fund are tax deductible.
AWC Advancement Fund Online Donations
AWC Advancement Fund Donation Form
AWC Advancement Fund Annual Report - 2020
IRS Determination Letter
W-9 Signed 2020
You may give to the AWC Advancement Fund with a Memorial Contribution (to remember colleagues, friends or loved ones) or an In Honor Gift (to recognize a birthday, anniversary or special accomplishment). The AWC Advancement Fund will send an acknowledgement for the gift. You may also transfer stocks to the AWC Advancement Fund - AWC Transferring Stock Instructions.
Thank you donors!
San Antonio Professional Chapter of AWC (in honor of Mitzie Zerr)
$100 - $249
Jo-Ann Huff Albers
Kristen Van Nort
Up to $99
Janet Goetze Sanderson
AWC Chapters – use the Advancement Fund to help you raise money for your fundraising events!
The AWC Advancement Fund is a 501(c)(3) and chapters can use that status to offer your donors a way to make a tax-deductible contribution. Click here
to learn how easy it is to use the Advancement Fund to your benefit.
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Sign in with your regular Amazon password. Do a one-time search for AWC Advancement Fund. The EIN is 36-4906921. Click to indicate that you want your purchases to support this charity. Every time you enter Amazon through smile.amazon.com your purchase will benefit the Advancement Fund.