The Abingdon Co is actively engaged in promoting and supporting educational opportunities for girls and women. When you buy an Abingdon Watch, you become a CREW member, with opportunities to take part in inspiring events across the world.
This sponsorship is awarded internationally and there are no pre-requisites like flight time, resumes, or accomplishments that are required.
The It’s About Time Sponsorship is overseen by The Abingdon Foundation and awards a full registration to one of three Industry Conferences, round trip airfare, and room and board during the conference to a woman 18 years of age or older. Along with first access to seminars and multiple networking opportunities, we will introduce the winner to key people in their industry who will share their experiences. Applicants are not required to be pilots, divers or in the aviation or dive industries. The goal is to invite someone to see all of the different avenues of their industry (i.e. aviation includes: engineering to aerobatics to maintenance and airlines).
We are currently accepting submissions for our upcoming sponsorships.
Go to abingdonfoundation.org to see the current sponsorships available and how to apply. Our sponsorships are awarded internationally and there are no pre-requisites like flight time, resumes, or accomplishments that are required.APPLY TODAY
We want to empower women to pursue their passions in all of the STEAM fields. It’s time for women everywhere to feel free to pursue their passions in the creative and technical fields that are shaping this world and changing lives. Every adventure is important, especially if it’s YOUR journey.
The STEAM fields are Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. You’re used to hearing about the STEM fields, but research has shown that people who are creative, collaborative, imaginative, and expressive sure more likely to excel in careers based in science and logic – and women are underrepresented in many of these areas. So we are adding the “A” for Arts, just as many other organizations are.
We’ve been providing scholarships for women and girls since 2013.
We speak at middle schools, high schools, and colleges, introducing women & girls to the unlimited career possibilities ahead.
Providing digital resources and links to help women on abingdonfoundation.org
Sponsoring women to industry conferences to help them achieve their dreams
We encourage women to try out a STEAM activity, provide connections, and a roadmap for success.
The Abingdon Foundation exists to empower and accelerate the female pursuit of more than just STEAM fields, either recreationally or professionally through conversation, education, outreach, sponsorship, and networking.
We’ve been working closely with the WOMEN DIVERS HALL OF FAME & The Sisterhood of the Traveling Watch to provide new opportunities for women divers.
We’re proud to be an ally of the NGPA, and all of the great work they are doing for the LGBTQ community. We’re supporting them with their creation of their 30th year anniversary watch.
We hold veterans & active members of the military in the highest regard. We’ve partnered with AAFES to ensure that Abingdon watches are available to any service member that qualifies for a military discount at shopmyexchange.com
When it comes to promoting the spirit of aviation, EAA is a foundational organization. The Young Eagles program offers a starting point for young pilots looking to earn their wings. This year, we’ve donated a selection of aviation watches for their fundraising efforts.
This grassroots organization provides women and girls with a nurturing and wholesome environment to get Scuba certified and creates exciting opportunities for members to explore the wonders of our oceans. We are a proud sponsor and active members of their community.
In the past, we have also partnered with numerous NGOs, institutions, and educational programs:
WAI (Women In Aviaton), Beneath The Sea, Air Race Classic, ISA+21, DEMA, HAI (Helicopters Association International), Able Flight Program, The 99s