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The GAWL Foundation

"We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee."

~Marian Wright Edelman, first African American admitted to Mississippi Bar, founder of Children’s Defense Fund

GAWL Foundation, Inc. (“the Foundation”) is a non-profit organization created in 2003 by the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (“GAWL”). The Foundation’s mission is to encourage philanthropy by women lawyers in Georgia for the benefit of the greater community.


The GAWL Foundation strives to provide easy access to community service activities for GAWL members and other attorneys. The Foundation also gives grants to Georgia 501(c)(3) organizations serving women and children, especially in the legal system. Finally, the Foundation awards annual scholarships to select female law students at Georgia law schools who are interested in pursuing careers in public interest law.


With the goal of providing additional funding for scholarships and grants in the future, the GAWL Foundation created an endowment fund, which is named in honor of Ruth and Ruby Crawford, who were true pioneers in law and instrumental in the history of GAWL.


We invite every GAWL member to get involved with the GAWL Foundation – whether by donating to the endowment, attending a Foundation event, or getting involved with a Foundation committee. Imagine what a big difference we can make if each GAWL member joins with the GAWL Foundation for one small activity, one small commitment. The potential is endless!

“Service is what life is all about."

~ Marian Wright Edelman