Message from Barbara Covington, Chair of the Foundation of AFWA
The Foundation would like to thank everyone for their generosity in helping us have a very successful FUNdraising event at the Women Who Count conference in Alexandria, VA. With your help we were able to raise over $35,000! Now we are excited to look towards spring when we will be able to award scholarships to accounting and finance students. But, our fundraising work isn’t done. Our goal for the year is $47,000! We hope that you will continue to support The Foundation to enable us to continue our mission to promote and advance education, career development and leadership in finance and accounting.
Have you seen our weekly posts on FaceBook – #AFWAFoundationFriday. We are promoting Foundation news, profiling our Donors and Board members, and promoting chapter events of community service and fundraising. We are all excited about this opportunity to increase the Foundation’s awareness, but we need your help. When your chapter hosts a special event, conducts community outreach, awards scholarships; let us know! We want these posts to be not only about the national Foundation activities…we want to highlight you and your chapter! Like us and share our posts. Let’s spread the good works of our chapters and Donors.
This has been quite the year for natural disasters, from Montana and California fires, to three devastating hurricanes. In support of our impacted AFWA members, The Foundation Executive Committee has tasked the scholarship committee to develop the criteria and application for a National and Chapter Dues Reimbursement scholarship. Because long after the storm is gone, our members’ lives may still be affected by the natural disaster, we have made this scholarship open for up to 2 years of support. So California, Montana, Texas, Florida and any other member that has suffered from a natural disaster, please know we are here for you. Please check out the application on the website.
As 2017 comes to a close, I want to thank each of you again for your continued support of The Foundation and wish you a Blessed Holiday Season. Here’s to a great year in retrospect and many wishes for a successful, Happy New Year in 2018!