Important FWA Member and Supporter Announcement Re: “One FWA” and Corporate Name Change Action May be Required of You

Dear FWA Members and Supporters,

We are pleased to announce that the “One FWA” project is now complete and the FWA is operating solely as a 501(c)(3) organization under the name FWA of New York, Inc. Our programs and activities remain the same and the change was undertaken primarily to streamline our operations and accounting.

How does “One FWA” affect you?

For FWA Members, the primary benefit is that a substantial portion of your annual dues, as well as certain registration fees to attend events, may now be tax deductible to you as a charitable contribution.

If you have designated the FWA as a beneficiary in your estate planning, or if you regularly or occasionally make a contribution to FWA, please ensure that the designation is to FWA of New York, Inc. We encourage you to contact and/or advise your legal and financial advisors and others who might need to update their records.

If your employer matches contributions and/or if your employer provides grants based on your volunteer hours on behalf of the FWA, please notify your employer that the recipient should be changed to FWA of New York, Inc.

A lot of time and effort has gone into making this change possible. The FWA wishes to thank all of the attorneys and law firms who donated their time and very generous pro bono services to complete this project, including: Proskauer Rose’s Charles Dropkin, Laura Goldsmith, Lauren Richburg, Amy Zelcer and Lee Barkan, as well as former Proskauer attorneys Julie Kim and Daniel Berger. In addition, the FWA would like to thank Susan L. Harper, FWA General Counsel; past FWA General Counsel Linda Lerner and her Firm, Crowell & Moring; FWA’s pro bono Deputy General Counsels Deborah Kaye and Kalinka Moudrova-Rothman; and FWA Executive Director Ria Davis.

If you have any questions about “One FWA” or about anything regarding the FWA and its programs and services, please contact FWA Executive Director Ria Davis at

Thank you,

Katrin Dambrot
FWA President 2015-17