With the ever-growing list of amazing programs, services and events that AFWM brings to our community each year, it can be easy to forget that our organization operates on a very small budget and with only one employee. Our storefront office space is donated. Our office supplies are donated. Even our in-house printing is donated. …View full post
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015 Time: Registration at 10am, Run/Walk at 11am Place: Stanley Park in Westfield, MA The AIDS Walk/5k Run & Festival will be return to Stanley Park for its 18th year! Now there is even more reason to come out and enjoy the day. As always, the event will include a family …View full post
Date: January 29, 2016 Time: 6:30pm, entertainment begins at 8:00pm Location: The Log Cabin, 500 Easthampton Road, Holyoke, MA 01040 Check back often for more information on Viva! 2016! Tickets are now available by calling (413) 592-5444 and online sales will open soon. Unique drag entertainment will be the highlight of an evening of fun …View full post
When: TBD for 2016 Where: Baystate Health’s Chestnut Center 759 Chestnut Street Springfield, MA 01107 Thank you to everyone who made the 2015 National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Conference a success! Check out our Facebook page for photos. The conference is for everyone who cares about women and girls and HIV/AIDS; all are …View full post
Date: December 1, 2015 Time: TBD Place: TBD Our World AIDS Day gathering is a celebration of life and a time to remember those we have lost to HIV/AIDS over the course of the epidemic. The event includes a presentation by Dr. Daniel Skiest of Baystate Health, an open mic, a candlelight vigil, and musical …View full post
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Camperships provide so much more than a week of sports, crafts and campfires. For a child who in infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, a campership can mean a rare time of normalcy where the stress of treatments, financial burdens and stigma falls out of focus. It can mean a safe space to talk to people who who truly understand. Or it can be a time of respite when family and caregivers to recharge. No matter what the need, camp is a place where kids can be kids and make memories that will last a lifetime. If you or someone you know could benefit from the camp experience this summer, let AFWM help. Download our Campership application 2015 today, or call (413)592-5444 for more information. Applications are approved on a first come, first served basis while funding is available. Learn More Now
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With springtime comes many changes for the AIDS Foundation of Western MA. After 5 years as Executive Director, Jessica Crevier is moving on to a new position that allows her to expand her influence in helping people with chronic illnesses. Her last day is May 29.
We are excited for these new possibilities for Jess, and admittedly sad about losing her unique skill set and talents in our only paid position at AFWM. Thankfully, Jess plans to stay on as a volunteer.
So, AFWM is searching for a new Executive Director! Attached is the job description. Of course, as a friend of AFWM, you already have a good sense of what is needed for this position: strong skills in fundraising, networking, volunteer management, and organization. AFWM offers work flexibility, 3 weeks paid time off, a reasonable salary, and an unparalleled opportunity to work with passionate others to make a difference in the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Please think of your friends and colleagues who might be interested in this career opportunity and feel free to forward the information.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and Jess, I thank you for your kind support over the years.
-Ruthie Giles, President of the AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts
Full Time, salaried position
FLSA Status: Exempt
The Executive Director of the AIDS Foundation of Western Mass will report to the Executive Board of Trustees and will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for execution of the mission of the Foundation. Primary responsibilities of this position will be to develop and execute a strategic plan for the Foundation, identify opportunities for growth of the foundation, and secure funding through grants, donations, and fundraisers.
Previous experience as an Executive Director or Nonprofit Program Director is required.
Bachelors Degree required. Advanced degree in Nonprofit Management or similar course of study strongly preferred.
Experience in Management, Marketing, Fundraising and Public Relations are strongly desired.
Please send cover letter, resume/CV, salary requirements, and references to: Ruth Giles at RuthieAFWM@yahoo.com
The AIDS Foundation of Western Mass is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
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How does AFWM celebrate one of our first sunny and warm days? By releasing this year’s application for camperships! Do you know a child from 3- to 18-years-old who is infected or affected by HIV/AIDS? If so, we can help them to experience some summer fun, take a break from the difficulties of living with the disease, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Families are welcome to choose the camp that is best for them. The application is simple, and can be submitted through a case manager or directly by the applicant. Camperships are granted on a first come, first served basis as long as funding is available, so celebrate the return of warm weather with us! Download the Campership application 2015 today!
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Thank you to all of our sponsors and guests! The 2015 Viva! Gala is officially sold out! If you were not able to get tickets, we hope that you will plan to attend the 2016 gala for the return of Randy Roberts.
If you have any questions about Friday’s event, or if you would like to confirm that your tickets will be at Will Call, please email Paula at email@example.com or call (413) 592-5444.
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Make January 30th a night to remember! Joining us for the Viva! gala? By using the promo code VIVA2, you can enjoy a stay at the beautifully renovated D. Hotel, including breakfast and a shuttle to and from the event for only $99! This offer is subject to availability, so log on or call (413) 533-2100 to reserve your room today!
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Join AFWM for tonight for opening night of Angels in America, Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize winning play about the AIDS crisis. Trustee Nelson Roman and Executive Director Jess Crevier will be joining the cast for a talk-back following the performance, which is free and open to the public. Please come out and support these talented students who work hard to spread the word about the social justice issues that resonate in their community.
From the AIC Website: The Theater Arts Program at AIC will present Angels in America, Millennium Approaches: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. The Pulitzer prize-winning play by Tony Kushner is set in 1985 in New York City at the height of the AIDS crisis. The characters in this play live in a world where the stakes are high and survival is the goal. Angels in America has been made into both an opera and a television miniseries. Three shows. November 21-23. Due to harsh language and adult content, this play is not recommended for children. Admission is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated and accepted at the door.
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It’s November and the holidays will be here before you know it! Thanks to our friends at Walgreens, AFWM will once again be providing holiday gifts to children who are infected or directly affected by HIV/AIDS. Toys, art supplies, stuffed animals, and more can be picked up at the AFWM office on Friday, December 19th. Short request forms are already available and must be returned by November 26th to ensure that we have enough toys for every child. Get your requests in early! Learn More Now
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