I have served in many roles in AAUW. I am a second generation member brought to membership by my mother under the proviso that I would be a branch member for one year on her dime just to get to know the organization. To say I was reluctant is an understatement but I did it and by the end of the year I was a life member, asked to join the state board and my branch board and on my way to eventually serving on the national board. In between time I received a Community Action grant and was able with the assistance of many other members to put on the first Statewide Educational Roundtable on Shortchanging America - Shortchanging African American Girls followed by a similar local roundtable focused on Shortchanging Hispanic American Girls. The Shortchanging Research provided the impetus for both of these events. Every dollar that I give goes toward research, leadership development and bringing more equity to the women and girls of America and the world. I have always found that both my money and my volunteer efforts have been well used and respected. I have personally gained from the opportunities in leadership development as well as the feeling of empowerment as AAUW has positively changed the world for women and girls. Each role that I have had - member, volunteer, grant recipient, life long learner, leader and donor - is important to me but I count donor as the most important because it is through my donations that I feel I have the greatest long term impact. Thanks, Paula Jean Yukna
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WOW where can I Start!! I am a current student at EMU. I was presented with an opportunity to go to a NCCWSL conference for woman leaders. It was a very costly Trip and I could not afford it but AAUW stepped in a funded my entire Trip!! This nonprofit organization is absolutely wonderful. The women within this organization are hardworking and they really care about the people around them. Not only did they fund my Trip but they took the time to get to know me. They took me out to dinner and are constantly checking on me. I can tell you one thing when it comes to assisting someone they come running to the opportunity. I am currently a member now and I plan on helping those around me, just as they helped me!!!!!! It's so many good thing I could say about this organization but they are amazing and they do a lot of work for the community!!! The members of this organization are absolutely awesome!
I am a new student-member of AAUW. I learned about AAUW at the university I currently attend because they recently established an AAUW student organization on campus. My AAUW student org president initiated our sector after attending a NCCWSL conference. She was so inspired that she felt an urge to bring such a powerful organization to her fellow students. Every time I met someone who had been to the conference, they would express to me -with great enthusiasm- that it was imperative for me to attend because it would be life changing. I attended the 2014 conference and would have to say that I was truly overwhelmed with inspiration (if there is such a thing)! I was so amazed to see such a large group of women in full support of one another. When I heard the speakers tell their stories, it felt like a burden had been lifted off my shoulders; as I had no idea that their experiences in reaching their destinations closely relates to those I face on my own journey. The wealth of encouragement, information, resources, and overall sense of power that NCCWSL instilled in all of us is something that I think every woman should experience. As such, I, too, have been inspired to, not only inform and drive more women to attend the NCCWSL conference, but to also heavily recruit more women to join in the wonders that AAUW has done daily for the empowerment of women. Thank you, sincerely, AAUW and NCCWSL!
I did not know much about AAUW until a friend of mine reached out and invited me to apply for a scholarship to go to NCWWSL 2014. I do not believe in coincidence. I know that everything happens for a reason. There was a real reason why I went to that conference; it has honestly changed my life! It was comforting to see that there were like-minded women who desired to achieve that which has been perceived as unattainable. I was able to move forward in my own plans after hearing from strong role models and even stronger peers. I am beyond grateful for this opportunity and I look forward to attending the next conference! One day, I hope to sponsor another eager young woman. It is important to give back. We have to know that in order to truly survive, we need each other. I am currently working on my own business and laying down some solid foundation for my career. Thank you NCWWSL and thank you AAUW!
I have been a member of AAUW since 1984 and am especially pleased with the work done by the Educational Foundation, Legal Advocacy Fund, the AAUW Fellowships and Grants and the excellent AAUW research work . All of this has served to improve the lives of women and girls not only in the U.S., but worldwide. I am a proud member and AAUW donor!
While women and girls have made progress toward achieving equity, we are not quite there. AAUW both highlights disparities and works to eliminate them. We all benefit when everyone (both male and female) can contribute, without constraints or obstacles, his or her talents to make the world a better place. The work of AAUW is essential and benefits everyone.
I have been a member of AAUW since 1973. This organization is the best national group advancing women and girls in the United States. AAUW has been "empowering women since 1881." From the National offices in Washington, DC to all of the branches work is being done in the areas of Public Policy,Philanthropy, and Education. AAUW has been a mainstay of my volunteer work, and will continue to be for as long as I can serve the organization.Any donations received are treated in a transparent way, with the Donor's wishes always uppermost. Any person interested in bettering the lives of women and girls should be a member. Judy Horan, Corona,CA
AAUW has been advancing equity for women and girls for over 130 years. I am a proud member and volunteer with the San Francisco branch, a leader in the community contributing scholarships for college going women and raising funds to send middle school girls to Tech Trek math and science camp every summer. AAUW is the go-to organization for research on Gender Pay Equity, Women in Community Colleges, and Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Schools. AAUW is as relevant and vital today as it was in 1881 and will be until there is true equity for women and girls everywhere.
AAUW has given me an outlet to express my frustrations about women and girls inequity and to become an activist of change.
As a longtime member who has served in leadership roles on the Branch and State levels of AAUW in Florida I am so impressed with the accomplishments of AAUW. It is the commitment and dedication of its members and leaders that make things happen for young women! I have attended many National Conventions leaving each so inspired and honored! There is no organization that does what AAUW does in promoting and offering "real experiences" for middle school girls in the fields of STEM as it does at its week-long TECH TREK Camps throughout the country. I have been a volunteer at AAUW-Florida Tech Trek 2013 and 2014......marvelous undertakings. I have also attended AAUW's National Conference for College Women Student Leaders at the University of Maryland. This is another outstanding event that AAUW offers to young women from all over the country.
AAUW is truly a non-profit organization that uses its funds to further the advancement of women. I have been a member, an elected leader, an appointed leader and a donor of this worthwhile organization. This organization has become my passion!
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