Make a Donation to the SATW Foundation

The SATW Foundation sponsors the annual Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, each year honoring outstanding work with about $20,000 in monetary prizes, crystal awards and plaques. The Foundation pays for judging of entries done independently by faculty members at acclaimed university journalism schools. 

To fund the competition, the non-profit Foundation relies on contributions, which are tax-deductible as noted below. The Foundation operates through contributions from individuals, companies and other entities. Gifts also may be given to honor business associates and friends. 

The Foundation is tax-exempt under Section 501 [c] [3] of the Internal Revenue Service Code; all contributions are deductible under Section 170 [c] of that code. Our identification number is 52-1269215. 

Contributions may be mailed to the Foundation administrator or use PayPal below:

Mary Lu Abbott
SATWF Administrator
306 Summer Hill Drive
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Direct inquiries to Foundation administrator, Mary Lu Abbott via email

The PayPal drop down menu below allows you to select the amount you want to donate to the SATW Foundation.  If you want to make a donation for any special reason, such as to honor someone, you may e-mail Mary Lu Abbott at

We are also developing a way to properly recognize those making a contribution and for what purpose.
All donors are acknowledged in the listing below.

CLICK HERE to see a list of all contributors to the SATW Foundation.