Fundraising occurs throughout the year with the bulk of FAUSA’s charitable funds being raised at FAUSA's Annual Meeting and Getaway through our silent and live auctions, as well as our always popular quilt drawing.
The 2021 silent and live auctions took place during our hybrid in-person and virtual Annual Meeting/Getaway in Cincinnati, Ohio. FAUSA members raised over $19,000 for FAUSA’s charitable projects. This year in Santa Fe, New Mexico, we are hoping to match or exceed that amount during our annual Getaway from October 13-16 this year!
Our 2021 silent & live auction featured many items including a Burberry handbag, Villeroy & Boch breakfast set, sushi pajamas, and a Mali bead bracelet. We also offered virtual cooking workshops and not to be missed were some delicious foodie specialties including artisan honey, fresh cookie dough, premier wine delivery. Imagine what you can discover in 2022.
You can donate your special items by filling out our “Land of Enchantment Auction” form here . Find more information about donation possibilities on the website’s Getaway section in FUNdraising.
Go online using this friendly URL to sign up for Bidpal now and start donating for the Getaway and future philanthropic projects, buying Quilt tickets, and bidding on items. New items are being added all the time.
Some of the special items which are already available include a Faux fur coat, a Women’s Columbia Insulated Jacket, cooking classes for Deep Dish Pizza and a French Apple Tart, a beautiful Mary Francis beaded purse, and a Congressional Club cookbook. Check regularly, BID UP and OFTEN for the items you want! You also have the option to BUY IT NOW!! So take this opportunity to sign up immediately!
Make an individual donation HERE.
Hold a Fundraiser
Hold an individual or group fundraiser. If you need help in planning an event, contact the Director of Philanthropy at Philanthropy@fausa.org.
Your online shopping benefits FAUSA's philanthropy through iGive.com
You can shop online and, at the same time and AT NO ADDITIONAL cost, make a donation to FAUSA's philanthropic fund. FAUSA has registered as a “cause” through iGive, which currently has over 2200 top retailers and services in its online “mall.” FAUSA invites its members to register with iGive and indicate “FAUSA” as their cause. It’s easy, and it’s free.
- Go to: http://www.iGive.com/FAUSA.
- Fill out the simple registration form and submit (remember to write down your password!)
- Once you have registered, enter the iGive.com website, log on and search the site for your favorite retailer or service. From there, click on the retailer’s link. After that, all you need to do is “shop 'til you drop”. A percentage of the purchase (before shipping and taxes) will be donated to FAUSA.
- Please note: If you enter the website using the basic iGive.com website address (and not from the link above), you will have to enter “FAUSA” as your cause.
San Juan Mountain Roasters Coffee
Do you love coffee? Or maybe, you need a gift for a coffee-loving friend? Try our newest way to help FAUSA add to our philanthropic funds. Just go to the site for San Juan Mountain Roasters and find our special package of FAUSA coffee. For every bag purchased through the site ($15 for a 15 oz bag), FAUSA will receive $6. No minimum order required, but shipping outside of the US may incur a larger shipping expense. This is a new venture for FAUSA, started by our past Philanthropy Director, Marilee Watts! Try it and share with your friends!
A Note from the Director of Philanthropy
I am honored to follow in the footsteps of my predecessors and others who have been instrumental in leading FAUSA’s philanthropy efforts. FAUSA has already provided well over $40,000 in funding for very worthy and much needed causes. Since FAUSA is a ‘virtual club,’ your fundraising ideas for our individual Metro Groups and for the annual Getaway/Annual Meeting are key to our success. We are all philanthropic in one way or another and, by becoming members of FAUSA, we are showing the world we CARE and are willing to SHARE. Together we do great things!
Susan Frick, Director of Philanthropy 2021-2023