Awareness Foundation America

In the United States of America, we work through a team of dedicated volunteers who are helping us to spread our vision and mission. Our volunteers are based in Washington DC, New York, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Illinois, California, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. We enjoy the support of different denominations including the Episcopal Church and the Presbyterian Church.

Awareness Foundation America is a 501 (c) 3 registered non-profit corporation (Public Charity). Our EIN is 94-3305814.

The Revd Donald Fishburne


Awareness Foundation America

Donald is a consultant to parishes, foundations and endowment boards. He is a mentor to clergy and lay leaders in leading Episcopal congregations and has served as Rector of St. Paul’s Chattanooga, Saint Michael and All Angels Sanibel Island, and St. Paul’s downtown Augusta, GA. He helped manage an $11 million endowment in Chattanooga and launched endowment trusts in Sanibel and Augusta. Donald was a leader in an extraordinarily fruitful campaign for annual giving, capital giving and planned giving at St. John’s Church Tallahassee. He is active leadership in the Episcopal Church in Coastal SC and is on staff at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Church, Pawleys Island. He is trained in Gallup Consulting Faith Practice methodologies, Interim Ministries, and in the Clergy Leadership Institute’s Appreciative Way, as well as Living Compass ministries.

He is skilled in helping congregational leadership move through change and stress into new and more healthy and powerful ministries. He has served on the Board of Regents of The University of the South where he chaired the College Committee, and he has preached on  Donald holds a D.Min. in Congregational Development from Sewanee and is a mentor in Virginia Theological Seminary’s Second Three Years Program as well as in the $70 million Lilly-funded Thriving in Ministry initiative. He meets frequently with networks of consultants as well as rectors and deans of leading parishes, cathedrals and seminary deans.

Awareness Foundation America's Board of Directors are (in alphabetical order):

  • Amin Al-Laty Philadelphia PA

  • Christopher Bunting Toronto, Canada

  • Robert Davies Toronto, Canada

  • The Revd Donald Fishburne (President) Chattanooga TN

  • The Revd Nadim Nassar (Executive Director, Awareness Foundation) United Kingdom

  • Danny Rhodes Virginia

  • Tony Silva Washington DC

  • Steve Taber San Francisco CA

  • St. John Wright (Operations Director, Awareness Foundation) United Kingdom

Our Mission 

We work to:

  • Enable Christians to live a generous and hospitable faith in the Levant region and in the United States; 

  • Build partnerships with people of all faiths with initiatives and events, including spreading peace and understanding through arts and culture;

  • Build understanding between the U.S.A. and the Levant 

  • Enable the youth of Syria, Lebanon and Iraq to promote peace and reconciliation and build bridges with the United States; 

  • Help children in Syria to regain hope through healing them spiritually and enabling them to discover and use their hidden creative talents as they become beacons of peace and love.


To contact Awareness Foundation America, write to:

Awareness Foundation
PO Box 217
Ross, CA 94957 USA

Or email:

To contact the UK liaison for Awareness Foundation America, write to:

Awareness Foundation
Lodge House, 69 Beaufort Street
London SW3 5AH, UK


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07961 968 193

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The Awareness Foundation is a Registered Charity in England & Wales (No. 1099873)

We rely primarily on individual donations and we receive no central or Church funding

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