Annual Report 2018

Maria Emmi Schory

President

AWIU
Celebrates
Over 50 Years
of Building Bridges
of Understanding

Dear Friends,

On behalf of American Women for International Understanding ( AWIU), I am pleased to present our 2018 Annual Report. This report will illustrate the important work AWIU does to empower women around the globe to improve their lives and the communities they serve. AWIU was founded over fifty years ago by a small group of visionary women who believed the world would be a better place through woman-to-woman diplomacy. The first AWIU delegation traveled to the Soviet Union, a first for any group from the United States. We have sent delegations throughout the globe since 1968. Recent AWIU members traveled to Nicaragua where they visited a women’s clinic and subsequently provided a grant to help fund their cervical cancer screening program. That grant represented only one of the many global projects we funded in 2018.

We’re extremely proud of our relationship with the US Department of State and honored to host the Celebration every year which honors the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage. We provide each of the honorees with a grant to continue her work in her home country. Our relationship with the Department of State also includes a collaboration in presenting the Career Opportunities in International Relations symposium for young women at the Department of State. On a personal note, I was honored to be one of the panelists at the June program.

AWIU has grown and evolved since 1968, however, we have remained true to our mission of empowering women. We thank you for your continued belief in our mission and for your support. Together, we look forward to our next half century of making a difference in the lives of women around the globe.

Sincerely,

Maria Emmi Schory
+75

Grant Countries

+62

Countries Visited

+11

IWOC Celebrations

Since our Beginning

$97,500

CONTRIBUTIONS

$99,400

GRANTS

$88,006

PROGRAMS

2018

Assets

2018

Cash

$45,610

Investments

$301,974

Prepaid Expense

$1,502

Total Assets
$349,086
Current Liabilities

2018

Deferred Revenues

$31,550

Total Current Liabilities
$31,550
Net Assets

2018

Unrestricted Net Assets

$260,072

Investments

$57,464

Total Net Assets
$317,536

Total Liabilities & Net Assets $349,086

Support and Revenue

2018

Contributions

$97,500

Programs

$88,006

Delegations

$51,908

Membership

$21,300

Interest

$20,724

Total Revenue
$279,438
Expenses

2018

PROGRAM SERVICES
Grants

$99,400

Programs

$86,977

Delegations

$51,240

Management and General

$32,178

Total Revenue
$269,795

Change in Net Assets $9,643

*Modified cash basis for year end December 2018. Unaudited

AWIU is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Downloadable Version of the 2018 Annual Report