Show Your Support for the Foundation

Two opportunities to win!

Raffle winners will be selected during AWCI’s Celebration Night Dinner on Thursday, April 25. You do not need to be present to win. The winning tickets are valid only for the items being raffled and is not redeemable for cash.

All raffle tickets ordered in advance can be picked up at registration. Tickets will be available for purchase on-site at the registration desk and during AWCI’s Celebration Night dinner. Contact Annemarie Selvitelli at (703) 538.1608 or

Foundation $5,000 Raffle

The Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry is raffling off a cash prize of $5,000 to the winning ticket holder. Buy a chance to win money for yourself as well and the Foundation. Raffle tickets are $100 each or five for $400, and can be purchased in advance with your convention registration or on-site at the convention.

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AWCI CARES Jewelry Raffle

Dance with Diamonds

While the music is playing, these diamonds catch the light and make it dance!

A custom design, diamonds highlight the curves of this stunning pendant. It is an18 karat gold double frame dangling diamond pendant containing two natural round diamonds (0.20 carats) accented by 210 natural round diamond melee (1.25 carats).

The necklace has a breathtaking 20-inch chain with 20 natural bezel set diamonds in 18-karat gold. Carat total weight is 0.69.

The pendant pairs with intricately elegant diamond stud, halo-style earrings (1.59 carats) set in 14-karat gold and framed by 32 round diamond melees (0.22 carats).

These exquisite pieces are custom designed by GeVandov Design Studio, Dallas.

The necklace and earrings come with a jewelry appraisal. The retail value of these spectacular pieces of jewelry is $22,450.

It only takes one ticket to win!

AWCI CARES is a program managed by the Foundation to provide financial support to members of our association in times of financial crisis. Tickets are $25 each or six for $125.

Silent Auction

Participate in the Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry’s annual silent auction with proceeds going to the Foundation’s education and research programs. Auction items in the past have included dazzling jewelry and ladies accessories, sporting equipment, vacation packages, high-end tools and equipment, and electronics. The silent auction will coincide with the cocktail hour during AWCI’s Celebration Night Dinner on Thursday, April 25. Bid items will be on display and will be sold prior to the start of dinner.

To donate an item to the silent auction, contact Annemarie Selvitelli at (703)-538-1608 or

The Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry was formed in 1977. As an IRS designated 501(c)3 corporation, the Foundation pursues educational and research activities benefiting the industry and public at-large.

How the Foundation Uses Your Donations

The Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry fuels and champions new, innovative and critical topics for our industry, our profession and our future.

The Foundation is committed to education and shaping tomorrow’s construction leaders through relevant industry research papers. Eighteen research papers are available for download at

The Foundation’s mission is to be an active, unbiased source of information and education to support the wall and ceiling industry.

Throughout the year, the Foundation organizes several fundraising activities. The events include an annual drive promoting a new white paper, golf tournament, AWCI CARES game day, 50-50 raffle, silent auction, $5,000 raffle and AWCI CARES jewelry raffle.

AWCI CARES really does care about its members and wants to help those in need. AWCI CARES—“CARES” stands for Caring Action Relief in Emergency Situations—is a program funded and managed by the Foundation of the Wall and Ceiling Industry. The program’s funds are available to the employees and families of AWCI member companies who have experienced a major illness, accident or hardship beyond their insurance and financial capabilities.

The AWCI CARES application form is available online at

AWCI CARES awarded more than $276,063 in grants to AWCI families in need.