AIWC of Genoa & FAWCO


FAWCO’s story of passion and purpose began in 1931 working cooperatively to achieve world peace formed by seven clubs.

  • AIWC of Genoa was the first club to join the category “associate member club” for clubs with non-American total memberships in 1975
  • AIWC members attend first conference in 1977 Rome
  • 1983 First Memorial Award established in name of Frieda Bacigaulpo with Frieda’s two sons     Andrea and Massimo
  • 1987-1989 Carol Bordoni 3rd FAWCO 3rd VP committees
  • Hosted the Columbus Anniversary  Interim  Meeting in 1992
  • 2001-2003 Ann De Simoni 2nd FAWCO VP member clubs,
  • 2003  Regional Coordinator’s  monthly newsletter initiated by  Ann De Simoni
  • 2004 AIWC of Genoa becomes Gold sponsor of The Founder’s Circle Award
  • 2005 Kids Help Certificate Project initiated by Ann De Simoni. Paul Newman’s Association of
    Hole in the Wall Camps beneficiary
  • 2005 Foundation Development Grant received for Madagasgar Support Children’s Literacy
  • 2005 Dual Cultural Award recipient Thomas Stricker, mother member Colleen Stricker
  • 2006 Sponsors for Foundation Dream Cruise 1 “Paul Newman Camps”
  • 2007 Ann De Simoni recipient of Caroline Curtis Brown Spirit Award
  • 2008 Women for Girl’s Development Grant recipient
  • 2008 Sponsors for Foundation Dream Cruise 2 “School Bags for Bogatà”
  • 2010 East African Center Development Grant recipient
  • 2010-2012 Ann De Simoni Foundation VP Fundraising
  • 2012 Women for Girl’s Development Grant recipient
  • 2011 Sponsors Foundation Cruise Land of the Midnight Sun  “Walk for Water Tabitha”
  • 2012-2017 Sarah Wallace FAWCO Environment Committee Member
  • 2014-2015 Sponsor of Memorial Award in name of Carol Bordoni
  • 2015 Women for Girl’s Development Grant recipient
  • 2015-2017 Lesleigh Rizzi FAWCO Secretary
  • 2015-2016 Veronica Opladen FAWCO Web Host

DONATIONS to FAWCO projects have been for:
-treated bed nets to combat malaria in 2006
-tree planting in Morocco Foundation Development Grants
-purchase of one acre of rain forest in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Donations to projects that started through FAWCO
- Kate’s Kitchen Project
-2009-2016 1,600 pillows have been made for San Martino hospital dept. IST for breast cancer      patients
-Women For Girls  “Trees Grow in the Sahel”

The benefits of being a FAWCO member club are many: First and foremost, our Club will benefit from the sharing of resources and best practices with our 75+ member clubs, organizations just like ours from around the world. The FAWCO website is a busy meeting place for its members to share information, exchange ideas and problem solve. FAWCO's annual global and regional conferences provide an opportunity for Club presidents, Club FAWCO representatives and other interested members to meet and exchange ideas, as well as learning and developing themselves and their Clubs.

Being part of FAWCO also gives an opportunity for our members and our children to apply for the FAWCO Foundatoin Academic Awards, and for our Club to propose a project for a Development Grant.

FAWCO gives our Club a voice on the World Stage. FAWCO is a United Nations accredited non-governmental organization (NGO), with special consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations - ECOSOC. FAWCO is particularly active in global issues such as education and literacy, awareness of environmental protection, human rights and women's and children's rights in particular, health issues, and specific concerns and issues of U.S. citizens living overseas. There's something for everyone.