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U.S. Army Women's Foundation

Honor - Empower - Connect

Fort Gregg-Adams, VA   |  http://www.awfdn.org

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U.S. Army Women's Foundation

EIN: 20-3699693


Mission

The mission of the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation is to promote public interest in the Army and the women who serve in the Army, past, present, and future. Through leadership programs, mentorship, Hall of Fame recognition, outreach, and scholarships. The Foundation recognizes and honors Army women's service and supports the U.S. Army Women’s Museum at Fort Gregg-Adams, Virginia.

Notes from the nonprofit

The U.S. Army Women's Foundation continues to grow in outreach and partnering with various organizations to realize our full potential of honoring, empowering and connecting Army Women, part, present and to inspire the future.

Ruling year info

2006

Executive Director

Ms. Peggy Trossen

Main address

P.O. Box 5030

Fort Gregg-Adams, VA 23801 USA

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EIN

20-3699693

Subject area info

Museums

Commemorations

Education

Nonprofits

Information and communications

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Population served info

Women and girls

Military personnel

Veterans

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The US Army Women's Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer organization, dedicated to promoting public interest in the US Army by honoring and recognizing the service of all women who wear or have worn the US Army uniform, and inspiring the future.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

U.S. Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarships

The U.S. Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship program recognizes the importance of education and helps recipients achieve their educational goals. The Legacy Scholarship program offers financial support toward community college coursework and undergraduate degrees to Army women and their lineal descendants. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service, and need.
Scholarships are awarded to qualified individuals worldwide. This year, through generous donations, we established the "Six Triple Eight" scholarship named in honor of the service of the storied 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion that served in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.

Population(s) Served

The Army Women’s Foundation Leadership Symposium attracts Army service members, veterans, key decision-makers from corporations and foundations, and Congressional and senior military representatives.  It offers stimulating panel discussions on issues relevant to U.S. Army Women.

Population(s) Served

The Army Women’s Foundation honors US Army women’s service and sacrifices through our Hall of Fame Induction and Special Recognition of Champions Awards program. Women who have served in the Army or the Armed Forces and contributed extraordinary service are eligible for induction into the US Army Women’s Hall of Fame. Most inductees have served in the US Army, but the list of honorees also includes Brigadier General Wilma Vaught, USAF, Retired. Our Special Recognition of Champions Award is presented to any individual who has made exceptional contributions to women in the Army or the Armed Forces.

Population(s) Served

Our speakers' bureau offers community groups the opportunity to learn about the U.S. Army and Soldiers from the women who have served. Groups can request a speaker by contacting us on our website www.awfdn.org.

Population(s) Served

Monthly the U.S. Army Women's Foundation partners with the CASCOM Female Mentoring and Morale Program via webinars to take advantage of the US Army Women's Foundation's knowledge, resources, and support. Register for upcoming webinars on a variety of topics, including health and wellness, leadership, mentorship, career opportunities, and more.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Military personnel, Veterans

Related Program

U.S. Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans, Military personnel

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

COVID had an impact on in-person volunteer hours in 2021

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Veterans, Military personnel

Related Program

U.S. Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarships

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

2020 fundraising decreased due to COVID 2022 was a particularly difficult year for fundraising.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The US Army Women's Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer organization, dedicated to promoting public interest in the US Army and honoring the service of all women who wear or have worn the US Army uniform. Our goals are to

1) Honor women through our Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies, through supporting both the US Army Women's Museum, Fort Gregg-Adams, VA and the US Army National Museum, Fort Belvoir, VA, through writing about and telling the stories of US Army Women who have served or are serving.
2) Empowering and inspiring women and men by hearing the amazing stories of women who have served our nation, or women who are currently wearing the uniform. We empower women and the next generation through our Legacy Scholarship Program. We recognize the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional, and economic fulfillment. Our Legacy Scholarship Program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals. The AWF Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas: Certificate Programs, Community College coursework, Undergraduate Degrees, and Graduate Degrees. Scholarships are awarded only for coursework from accredited institutions. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, personal essay, community service, letters of recommendation, and financial need.
3) We connect with each other through our programs, our media outreach, in order to grow awareness of the place and value women, have had and have in the US Army.

- Our strategy includes aggressively reaching out through our social media platforms to get Army women who are serving or have served to share their stories so that their service will not be forgotten. We capture their stories on our website during Professional Development and/or Leadership Forums. Our annual Hall of Fame Recognition Program is a primary way to honor and recognize examples of extraordinary service.
- We have recently partnered with Wreaths Across America- Radio where we will have a weekly program highlighting the outstanding contributions on Army women.
- Another strategy is to empower the future through our scholarship program. Our program provides resources that allow women who have served and their lineal descendants the opportunity to improve themselves through education. Annually we provide $530,000 in scholarships to deserving, qualifying individuals. We partner with other MSOs/VSOs to help share the word about these opportunities



Our goals are met through our programs which include
Professional and Leader Development Forums
Hall of Fame Recognition
Legacy Scholarship Program
Speakers' Bureau
Mentorship Webinars/Zoom - mentoring webinars
Social Media Outreach on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Youtube
Website Content - historical content - timelines, stories, featured articles, and news

Leadership Symposium - Over the past six years, we have expanded our programs to include a Professional Leadership Symposium held in conjunction with the AUSA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, in October of each year. Our programs and networking strategies are geared toward identifying present opportunities for active-duty Army women and men, veterans, and cultivating strong networks and mentor relationships.

Speakers' Bureau - we receive numerous speakers' requests that we established a formal process for access speakers. Over the past years, we have supported multiple events, conventions, commemorations, etc. We have shared the Army story and, specifically, women in the Army.

Webinars and Radio Programming - We’ve used webinars to share information, inspire, and network with Army Women and plan to continue using this format in 2024. We plan to focus on this means of information sharing and expand this in the year ahead. We have held several financial webinars and recently held a mentoring webinar.

We are focused on increasing the number of subscribers. We are doing this by increasing our social media by asking for US Army women service members and veterans to share their stories with us.

Financials

U.S. Army Women's Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 US Army Women's Foundation 2021 US Army Women's Foundation
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

317.12

Average of 171.74 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

37.6

Average of 19.1 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8%

Average of 8% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

U.S. Army Women's Foundation

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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U.S. Army Women's Foundation

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of U.S. Army Women's Foundation’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $59,667 $188,229 $83,636 $158,971 -$74,102
As % of expenses 24.3% 112.3% 53.2% 128.1% -43.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $59,667 $188,229 $83,636 $158,914 -$74,446
As % of expenses 24.3% 112.3% 53.2% 128.0% -43.1%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $389,173 $332,359 $199,793 $287,295 $153,677
Total revenue, % change over prior year 14.4% -14.6% -39.9% 43.8% -46.5%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 14.5% 10.0% 16.2% 24.3% 23.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 1.3% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 75.4% 90.0% 87.8% 74.4% 90.4%
Other revenue 10.1% 0.0% -4.5% 0.0% -13.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $245,828 $167,646 $157,296 $124,130 $172,442
Total expenses, % change over prior year -18.9% -31.8% -6.2% -21.1% 38.9%
Personnel 15.8% 9.6% 12.4% 15.5% 13.6%
Professional fees 23.6% 31.3% 33.3% 31.0% 27.5%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 25.6% 28.8% 26.6% 37.1% 29.7%
All other expenses 35.0% 30.3% 27.7% 16.4% 29.2%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $245,828 $167,646 $157,296 $124,187 $172,786
One month of savings $20,486 $13,971 $13,108 $10,344 $14,370
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $1,033 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $266,314 $181,617 $170,404 $135,564 $187,156

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 14.3 33.2 34.8 51.9 37.6
Months of cash and investments 41.0 79.8 91.5 132.4 85.0
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 37.1 67.8 78.7 115.0 77.6
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $292,370 $464,035 $456,247 $537,193 $540,978
Investments $546,614 $650,996 $743,123 $831,924 $681,183
Receivables $25,750 $0 $6,656 $28,000 $10,205
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $14,238 $10,371 $4,436 $5,469 $5,468
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 82.2% 88.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.9% 0.4% 0.3% 0.9% 0.2%
Unrestricted net assets $759,560 $947,789 $1,031,425 $1,190,339 $1,115,891
Temporarily restricted net assets $53,603 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $55,717 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $109,320 $163,597 $172,151 $196,568 $115,003
Total net assets $868,880 $1,111,386 $1,203,576 $1,386,907 $1,230,894

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Ms. Peggy Trossen

PEGGY TROSSEN is the Executive Director of the Army Women’s Foundation. She has been with AWF for over 14 years. Previously, she has worked at the American Association of University Women as the Deputy Director of development for the Education Foundation and as Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Chair of the Department of Business Administration at George Washington University at Mount Vernon College. Peggy holds a Masters of Business Administration from Virginia Tech.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

U.S. Army Women's Foundation

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 11/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

BG Anne Macdonald

Cindy Pritchett

1st Vice President

Mary Coleman Spring

2nd Vice President

Ruth VanDyke

Secretary

Donna Brock

Treasurer

Walt Gunning

Programs Chair

Alice Demarais

Scholarship Chair

Clydea Prichard-Brown

Angie Holbrook

Clydellia Prichard-Allen

Kristal Florquist

Internal Review Chair

PK Williams

Elizabeth Helm-Frazier

Edna Cummings

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/22/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/21/2023

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
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Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
Gross receipts from fundraising
Retained by organization
Paid to fundraiser