Our Charity


The Association of Petroleum Women pride our-self in our  community contribution and charity work.

This year the APW have selected the

Jim Burke

Education Foundation

Ford Dream Builders 

The legacy of Jim Burke and his spirit of generosity continues to be the driving force of the Foundation. Their mission is to help the youth of Kern County excel through grants, scholarships and civic projects developed through the Dream Builders student leadership program.

Each winter, the Jim Burke Education Foundation accepts 32 high achieving, high school juniors to participate in the Dream Builders program. Together, these 32 students become the foundation’s Student Board Members and participate in our leadership programs.

Jim Burke Education Foundation

March 18, 2020

Dear Supporter:

Thank you for your partnership with the Association of Petroleum Wives (APW) in raising funds to support our local community.  After much consideration, it is with a heavy heart and concern for everyone facing challenges in our community that we announce the cancellation of the 18th Annual APW Sporting Clay Shoot 2020 which was scheduled to take place Friday April 17th at The Kern County Gun Club.  

Through the guidance provided by the CDC, WHO, our national and local leaders, we feel the responsible course of action is to support social distancing, by eliminating the Clay Shoot this spring.  Furthermore, we understand that due to current world conditions many companies and individuals may face uncertain financial times as well as health concerns.  

Our prayer is that this health crisis passes quickly and that you and your families, along with our community and our country emerge healthy and strong.  When we all join together, we can make great things happen.  

Please join the Association of Petroleum Wives as we support our community through our prayers and love for one another. We thank you for your support and understanding.


APW Charity Sporting Clay Committee

Association of Petroleum Wives

Dawn Kerley Chairwomen  Email: dak724@bak.rr.com 661-333-6008

Dora Gutierrez Chairwomen  Email: apwsportingclays@aol.com  661-978-6327

Arlene Fisher – Committee Member  Email:  asfish99@aol.com  661-333-3206

Norma Jallo – Solicitations Chair Email: jallo@att.net  661-556-5089

Past Charities 

2018/2019 – ADAKC – Alzheimers Disease Association of Kern County Inc.

2017/2018 – The Lee and Krystyna Jamieson Recovery Home for Women and Children

2015/2016—The Mission at Kern County

2014/2015—Wounded Hero/Honor Flight

2013/2014—Wounded Hero

2012/2013—CALM, Garden Pathways, Warmline

2011/2012—Brain Injury Association

2010/2011—Bakersfield Community Theatre, Kern Adult Literacy

2009/2010—Kern County Chapter Multiple Sclerosis, Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault, Alpha Canine Sanctuary/The Cat People