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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:

  1. Provide funding for professional development and educational opportunities for AWC chapters and members.

  2. Provide opportunities for AWC members and chapters to be socially responsible through charitable and philanthropic endeavors.

  3. 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


Contact Information

Mitzie Zerr, Foundation President
Springfield, Missouri

Give to the AWC Advancement Fund

All gifts to the Advancement Fund are tax deductible.

AWC Advancement On Line Donations
On line donations include: 
           General, Ruth Richards Award Tulsa, AWC Seattle Scholarship Fund

AWC Advancement Fund Donation Form 

AWC Advancement Fund Annual Report - 2023

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!

Pat Meads
Anita Parran
Sheryl Little
Judy Arent-Morency
Krista Rogers
San Antonio Professional Chapter of AWC (in honor of Mitzie Zerr)

$100 - $249
Mitzie Zerr
Molly Hall
Jo-Ann Huff Albers
Marilyn Ebersole
Kristen Van Nort
Anita Parran
Judy Arent-Morency

Up to $99
Peggy Flemming
Stephanie Duqueene
Rachel Hatch
Diana Emerson
Jacqueline Post
Jean Harmison
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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Your AWC Advancement Fund is registered with Amazon Smile. At no cost to you, Amazon will donate to the 501(c)(3) AWC Advancement Fund every time you order on Amazon.

It’s easy to set up. Just go to Amazon Smile

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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 your purchase will benefit the Advancement Fund.