The Foundation is all about us, accounting and financial professionals. We strive every day to make a difference in the financial world and in our communities. The Foundation is charged with raising funds for national scholarships, and educational advancement of our peers and rising leaders. The Foundation offers each of us the opportunity to support the future direction of the profession where we have gained our own personal successes. It is important to support those entering the profession and working alongside us. Those that follow in our footsteps have much to teach us and much to learn from us. They embody the next generation of accounting and financial professionals. Our goal for you and AFWA is to lead the way in their development.

Our Mission

The Foundation promotes and advances education, career development and leadership in finance and accounting. Our vision is to guide women along the path to achieve success in finance and accounting.


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The Foundation of AFWA
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Lexington, KY 40504

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The Foundation of AFWA gives more than $34,000 in scholarship awards annually to current and future accounting and finance leaders.
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Recent Posts from The Foundation

Advice for Students Preparing to Enter the Accounting & Finance Fields

Q&A for students beginning their careers in accounting and finance, from networking to internships, to associations and career path decisions

Over $26,000 Raised at the 2016 AFWA National Conference

Wrap up of fundraising events held at the 2016 AFWA National Conference. Donations support programming and scholarships for accounting and finance students.

The Mary Feeney Bonawitz PhD Scholarship

In the Spring of 2016, the Foundation of AFWA awarded its first Mary Feeney Bonawitz PhD Scholarship to accounting doctoral student Michelle Harding, CPA

2016 Foundation Scholarship Recipients

The Foundation of AFWA awarded $22,200 in scholarships to students of accounting and finance in its 2016 Spring Scholarship program.


When you see someone whom it appears has it all together, please remember she is just a person. She is just like you. We can’t tell what she crawled through to get to where she is or perhaps if she is hanging on by a frayed and dangling thread. Remember to say hello. And NO MATTER WHAT….If there is something you want, something you want to do, someone you aspire to be….YOU CAN DO IT TOO!!! It is never too late and nothing is ever out of reach….Because people like us DO SUCCEED!!!
Tavia Blume, CPA, Two-time scholarship recipient