May 22

Temporary Office Hours Starting June 1st

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AFWM will be temporarily changing its office hours beginning Monday, June 1st. The change will continue until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Monday: 9am-6pm
Wednesday: 2pm-5pm
Friday: 2pm-5pm

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May 21

Camperships Now Available

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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May 08

AFWM Seeking Executive Director

2010-09-25 16.26.25Dear Friends of AFWM,

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

Executive Director
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

The AIDS Foundation of Western Mass is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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May 08

Tickets Available for a Night of Comedy to Benefit AFWM!


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Mar 25

Campership Applications Now Available

2010-09-26 13.03.05 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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Jan 27

The Viva! Gala is Sold Out


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 or call (413) 592-5444.

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Jan 05

A Night to Remember- Viva! and D. Hotel Promo Code





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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Dec 08

We’re All Moved In!

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Thanks to the most incredible volunteers, Paula and Jess are up and running in the new office! Be sure to save our new contact information.

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Nov 21

Angels in America Opens Tonight at AIC


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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Nov 03

Holiday Gifts Requests Now Available

Red-Ribbon-gift-boxes-279x300 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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