Donations to AAUW support our various mission-related programs.
Jane McAlevey, opposite, explains the relationship of union membership and the middle class share of national income. Jane received an AAUW American Fellowship to assist her in completing her PhD. She spoke to our branch in the spring of 2014 on her work as a community activist and campaign organizer, and the ways that ordinary people can bring about meaningful social change.
AAUW is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women. More than 200 fellowships and grants are provided to outstanding women nationally through AAUW’s Educational Opportunities Fund. In addition to fellowships and grants, donations to AAUW support a wide variety of mission-based programs, advocacy and research helping to advance equity for women and girls.
Donations may be restricted to specific programs, such as the Educational Opportunities Fund, or given without restriction for use in supporting other AAUW programs and activities as needed. In 2015 the Association launched the Charting the Course Campaign, seeking to raise $1,000,000 in unrestricted funds to bolster its flexibility in creating and enhancing programs empowering women and girls.
Annually, in the spring, our branch conducts a direct solicitation of members for contributions to AAUW, but donations may be made at any time during the year. Contact Elaine Marevich, AAUW Funds Chair, for more information.