FAWCO is an international network of independent organizations whose mission is:
- To serve as a resource and channel of information among its members;
- To provide a voice for American women abroad and to support the rights of all Americans worldwide;
- To contribute actively to the global community with a specific focus on education, the natural and human environment, multicultural understanding and international goodwill.
The benefits of being a FAWCO member club are manifold. First and foremost, our Club benefits from the sharing of resources and best practices with the 66 member clubs, organizations just like ours from around the world. The FAWCO website is a busy meeting place for its members to share information, exchange ideas and problem solve. For example, if you are looking for new ideas on fundraising, membership retention, volunteer mobilization, or Board training, you will find the answers on their website.
FAWCO’s annual global and regional conferences provide an opportunity for Club Presidents, Club FAWCO Representatives and other interested members to meet and exchange ideas, as well as learning and developing themselves and their Clubs. FAWCO offers club development workshops on topics that are critical to the successful running a Club.
Being a FAWCO member also gives an opportunity for our members and their children to apply for the FAWCO Foundation Education Awards, as well as for our Club to propose a project for a Development Grant.
Lastly, joining FAWCO gives our Club a voice on the world stage. FAWCO is a United Nations accredited non-governmental organization (NGO), with special consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations – ECOSOC. FAWCO is particularly active in global issues such as education, environment, health and human rights. FAWCO also addesses specific concerns and issues of U.S. citizens living overseas.
Our local FAWCO representatives are Mary Stange and Ines Mayoral.