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Stephanie Biery, Philanthropy Chair, philanthropy@awcberlin.org

Stephanie Biery
photo credit: Susanne Ollmann

Stephanie hails from Northern CA. She received her BS in Marketing from the Kelley School of Business at IU. Prior to moving to Berlin in April 2018, Stephanie experienced life abroad as an AFS exchange student and added to her multicultural experience hosting students from Germany, Mexico and Italy. Her work experience includes managing several large Midwestern department stores (Minnesota, Michigan, Chicago) and owning her own custom window treatment business (New Jersey). She has been an active volunteer in various leadership roles: serving on the Boards of the Girls Scouts, the Opera Theater, Parents Council, sport clubs and, most recently, as President of the Mendham, NJ Rotary Club (2017/18). Stephanie enjoys sharing her Berlin experience with her two adult sons (who visit from Chicago and Pittsburgh), friends and family. She looks forward to learning more about German culture, traveling, taking language lessons, and actively volunteering in her new community.

LATEST NEWS – Auction of Talents benefiting JACK Berlin

We will be hosting the Inaugural Auction of Talents in Mid-March, 2019. This is a fundraising event to benefit our 2019 local charity: JACK Berlin. There will be a live auction of “services/experiences/events” and a silent auction of items, donated by AWC Berlin members. This charity event is open to AWC members and friends. Please rsvp to rsvp@awcberlin.org. We invite our members to donate “talents” such as a cooking class, lunch or dinner for a small group, a theme party, outing on your boat, weekend at your second home, walking tour of your neighborhood or your favorite hiking trail, a coaching session on any topic, a painting workshop, etc. The possibilities are endless.

Click here to download Auction of Talents Donation Form – 2019

Please return the completed form to Stephanie Biery: philanthropy@awcberlin.org by 1 March, 2019


Philanthropy is one of AWC Berlin’s primary purposes.

ARTICLE II of the Club’s Constitution:
The purpose of the Club shall be to help all American women and their families in order to make life happier and more effective. The goal of this organization shall be to promote the unity of the American community and enrich life in Berlin. The Club shall also present charitable events, the profits of which shall be given to furthering the cause of the Club and other recognized charitable organizations. Its purpose is solely social, educational, cultural and charitable.

AWC Berlin has two ongoing beneficiaries: globally, we contribute to the FAWCO Target Program, supporting the rights of women and children in the areas of Education, Environment, Health and Human Rights; and locally in Berlin, we have been supporting the Ronald McDonald House Berlin since 2004. In addition, each year, we make donations for specific projects, as nominated by AWC members on behalf of local charities working to improve the lives of women and girls. Below is the summary of our donations in the last three years:

Donations 2018

FAWCO Target Program 2016-2019 3200 Euro

Ban Ying – 5000 Euro (V-DAY beneficiary)

RMDH – 2000 Euro + 4 dinners (about another 800 Euro)

Donations 2017 – TOTAL 12 450 Euro

FAWCO Target Program 2016-2019 5000 Euro

TERRE DES FEMMES 4500 Euro (V-DAY beneficiary)

Ronald McDonald House 2000 Euro

Welcome Baby Bags 500 Euro

V-Day USA 450 Euro

Donations 2016 – TOTAL 2903 Euro

Ronald McDonald House Berlin 823.31 Euro

FAWCO 2013-2016 Target Program – Free the Girls 500 Euro

FAWCO 2016-2019 Target Program 1500 Euro

Justin Memorial 30 Euro

NPR 50 Euro