The Barbara Ericksen Memorial Fund was created by the AWC Matrix Foundation to assist in sending AWC student members to the AWC Professional Conference—either through AWC Chapter or Student Chapter efforts, or for Independent AWC student members.
The Association for Women in Communications and her South Florida community lost a great person, colleague and friend with the untimely death of Barbara Ericksen. Barbara was an award-winning management and communication expert specializing in the non-profit field. At the time of her death, she was a member of the AWC National Board and executive director for Kids Voting Broward, a program serving nearly 300,000 students. In Barbara’s honor, the Barbara Ericksen Fund has been created by the Matrix Foundation to assist in sending AWC student chapter members to the AWC Professional Conference.
The first recipient of this award was Susy Vela, a full-time, fourth-year communications major at Florida International University (FIU). Read about other recipients here.
Tax deductible donations can be sent to the AWC Matrix Foundation and designated for this fund if you choose. You can use this online contribution form.