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As a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), non-governmental organization (NGO), FAWCO funds its operations from Member Club dues, the support and experience of volunteers, modest advertising revnue, and donations. Discover below how you can support FAWCO, its Mission Statement and programs, and allow FAWCO to continue working for women and girls around the world.

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Founder's Circle

The 2003-2005 FAWCO Board and the FAWCO Counselors created The Founder's Circle in 2004. The Founder's Circle not only honors Caroline Curtis Brown, the founder of FAWCO, it also gives members the opportunity to support FAWCO's goals and ideals by supporting FAWCO's continuing work in fields that have always been important to the organization. Contributions and bequests to the Founder's Circle will be used to help our Global Issues teams. UN and US liaisons, as well as the Board, pursue FAWCO's work on its priority issues of defending the rights of all Americans overseas and contributing actively to education, the environment, health and human rights as well as to  fostering international goodwill.

Who Was Caroline Curtis Brown?

caroline curtis brown headshotFAWCO Founder Caroline Curtis Brown was an idealist who, through her vision, inspiration and energy, made the AWC of London an outstanding organization of service to the membership and the community. With equal dedication, Caroline believed that enlightened women, working together throughout the world, could do much to achieve international peace. In 1931, Caroline invited representatives from Clubs in Antwerp, Berlin, Paris, The Hague, Vienna and Zurich to London to discuss the concept of forming an organization. More than 80 years later, the spirit of FAWCO's Founder continues to inspire us.

Thanks go to the AWC of London for their help in providing us with the portrait of founder Caroline Curtis Brown. The portrait was debuted at the 2004 Interim Conference hosted by AWC of The Hague and has been prominently displayed at subsequent FAWCO Conferences.

Donation Tiers

For information about donations/bequests please contact the FAWCO Treasurer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or click "Donate Now" below to donate directly by credit card or a PayPal account.

Founder's Circle tiers have been set as follows:


$50 - $199

Contributing Member:

$200 - $499

Sustaining Member:

$500 - $999


$1,000 and over, in a one-time donation

Caroline Curtis Brown Circle:

Continuing endowment (more than 2 years) of $1,000 or more


Donations and gifts to the FAWCO Founder’s Circle are US tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Bequests are free of estate tax and therefore reduce the taxable amount of an estate.

FAWCO Endowment for Tomorrow

Elaine Senigallia (AWA Rome) FAWCO President from 1981-83, remembered FAWCO with a generous bequest of $95,000 at the time of her death in January 2008.  As a result of this generous donation, the Board opted to establish a Quasi-Endowment Fund to account for this contribution.

This will preserve the principal of the fund and only income generated from such funds will be used for specific designated purposes. Please note: if the income is not needed it will be re-invested for growth purposes. The name of the Endowment Fund is “Endowment for Tomorrow.” Our hope is to be able to add to this fund with new contributions. The Endowment will be used to support the core activities of FAWCO.

Elaine's dedication to FAWCO, both during her life and after, has left a valuable mark on our organization's history and we are truly grateful for this generous bequest.

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