As we are approaching the summer, AAFSW would like to thank all its members for your support and remind you all to renew your AAFSW Membership. AAFSW is a great organization which highly benefits the Foreign Service Community.
As many of you know, as of Monday, March 16, 2020, AAFSW has indefinitely suspended the operation of its Book Store in the Department of State. All of us at AAFSW give priority to the well-being of our volunteers, part-time paid personnel, and EFM contractors. Even if AAFSW has suspended its main daily fundraising, i.e. the sale of donated books in our AAFSW book store, and despite the expected large operating shortfall, AAFSW, which is a non-profit volunteer organization, continues to compensate all its paid employees and EFM contractors with their full salaries during this time of financial hardship for our organization.
During this time, AAFSW would like to ask its members and friends for their financial support and sincerely thank all of you that have already pledged and contributed your monetary help. The AAFSW Board of Directors would like to remind you that your donation will ensure AAFSW’s continuing operation on behalf of the American Foreign Service Community. Your tax-deductible contribution would be much appreciated and will be used to advance AAFSW’s non-profit commitment to benefit our Foreign Service Community, the AAFSW members, and volunteers. Your gift of support will also allow AAFSW to continue providing scholarships at the same financial level as well as care to everyone in the Foreign Service who turns to AAFSW for help during difficult times and sudden transitions.
You can donate via PayPal on the AAFSW Website at www.aafsw.org. Please, look for the PayPal donate button on the right sidebar of the home page. (You do not need to have a PayPal account, but you may pay as a guest with your credit card.) Or, you may send a check, made out to AAFSW, to AAFSW, 4001 9th Street North, Suite 214, Arlington, VA 22203. AAFSW appreciates any donation, no matter how small. And, as always, when you buy from AmazonSmile (https://smile.amazon.com), please, indicate AAFSW as your charitable organization. This way, AAFSW, as a 501c3 non-profit organization, receives a quarterly donation equivalent to 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchases, at no cost to you, the buyer.
Please, spread the word to your friends and family and, please, remember to renew your AAFSW Membership!
Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, AAFSW President
The AAFSW Board of Directors