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Generosity was a recognizable attribute of the FAUSA members enjoying the Annual Getaway in Charleston.
Philanthropy is as important to FAUSA members now as it was when they were living internationally. In a wildly successful auction of several goody-laden Boston Conference bags, FAUSA garnered $1,500 for the Aleethia Foundation Secret Santa Project, which benefits wounded veterans undergoing treatment at Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland., and their families. With these funds, we brought joy this Christmas to three of these families by providing them with unanticipated gifts. Dale Koepenick nominated the project and Liz Hemminger acted as auctioneer.
FAUSA continues to actively support The FAWCO Foundation, and contributed $3,000 to educational awards and another $3,000 to support the Development Grant, "The Right to Food and Water." FAUSA First VP, Yolanda Henry, who actively volunteers for the Tabitha Foundation, gave us a moving presentation about the FAWCO Target Project helping in Cambodia by building wells in rural villages.
|Another beautiful quilt by Kay Miller, this year with a Fall theme, was raffled, and new FAUSA member Erica Higbie was the very fortunate winner. Proceeds from the raffle netted $1,680, a new record. Kay has volunteered to do yet another quilt for our next annual meeting, to be held from November 1-4, 2012, in Napa, CA.As the new FAUSA Philanthropic Chairperson, I welcome your input for projects, fundraising opportunities, and ideas. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.|