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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Civil Rights, Education, Graduate & Professional Schools, Philanthropy, Private Operating Foundations, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid, Women, Womens Rights

Mission: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

Target demographics: Women and girls

Geographic areas served: Nationwide and International

Programs: Programs that develop women's potential to lead in their schools, communities and country. Educational and lifelong learning opportunities. The protection of the legal rights of those who are facing discrimination. Research to provide analysis, data and accurate information about issues that are important to women and girls. Advocacy for public policies and laws that are fair to women.

Community Stories

41 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 aeblackwell

Donor

Rating: 5

As an AAUW major donor, I'm confident that my contributions are used wisely and effectively to advance equity for women and girls. I highly recommend giving your time, talent, and treasure to this powerful organization!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

AAUW has such a breadth of advocacy issues and programs to support women and girls! I've learned so much through my volunteer work with this organization and am impressed by the high quality programs and research.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Inspired by a historical mission of supporting the equality of girls and women in our society - Title IX, STEM, Healthcare and more - I joined this dynamic and inspiring organization. Daily, AAUW engages women, girls and young women through a variety of programs and activities and their grants and scholarships -- Tech Trek, Action Fund, Start Smart for Salary negotiation, Education /advocacy around Title IX, research, case support around discrimination, and so much more. I am now an enthusiastic National board member supporting the inspiring and impactful AAUW mission - excited about how AAUW positively impacts the lives of women and girls! Truly makes a difference!

Malinda2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a member of AAUW since 1989, because of its mission in advancing equity for woman and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our branches do great work at the local level, offering scholarships in the community, providing networking opportunities, and coming together to locally advocate for the AAUW mission. Our state organizations support the work of the branches and act as a liaison from the national organization. The members of AAUW support the mission with their financial donations for grants, fellowships and our outstanding research. Members also commit their time in support of the advocacy we do on Capitol Hill and in State Legislatures. AAUW does amazing things through the power of One AAUW - local/state/national!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I joined AAUW in 1967 as soon as I'd graduated from college and was eligible. My mother had been extremely active since her graduation from college in 1927. She and her AAUW friends were my feminist role models, outspoken and smart. My Branch received an AAUW Community grant in 1977 and I received an individual award in 1982. Both helped launch my career as an advocate for mental health and social support for new families. I've created a social movement and traveled the world because of AAUW. My best friends belong to AAUW and together we continue the legacy begun in 1881.

Cathy29

Board Member

Rating: 5

AAUW has given me an outlet to express my frustrations about women and girls inequity and to become an activist of change.

Sope Gal

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is an important organization that promotes equality for women and young girls through advocacy, leadership, scholarship and research. It relates to all ages of women in a way that few organizations do. I am proud to be a part of the organization and have seen how its membership has grown in Portland, OR.

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Board Member

Rating: 4

Great organization with important mission for all women and young girls. Needed more than ever.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Having dealt with pay discrimination, AAUW has given me a voice to advocate for others who have not had a voice or were frightened to do so for fear of losing their job. AAUW is the most professional group of women who support and advocate for positive change for women and girls. Their stands are based on research and education.

Board Member

Rating: 5

AAUW supports education and equity for all girls and women. I grew up with AAUW as both my mother and aunt were active members in AAUW Branches. AAUW has allowed me to interact with many other educated women throughout several states I have worked in.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have sought out AAUW Branchs as I have moved to different states for career opportunites. Finding college educated women in a new location has helped me with networking and finding all kinds of resources. I also grew up being aware of AAUW & its mission of education & advocacy for girls & women through my mother & aunt who were AAUW members for many years.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

My introduction to AAUW came when I was in college at the beginning of the 1950's. My mother was an AAUW member in Auburn, AL and I would occasionally visit the meetings when I was home on vacation. After college I corresponded with a classmate who had gone to Ethiopia to reunite with her father who had been Minister of Justice in the Polish government when the Nazis invaded Poland. He went to North Africa to fight with British Forces against Rommell and settled in Ethiopia after the war and codified Ethiopian law for Haille Selassie! My friend wrote long, interesting, detailed letters about Ethiopia which my mother wove into a program for AAUW! My participation has been on the Program Committee for my branch for several years. I have enjoyed meeting likeminded women who value AAUW's initiatives in education, national policy, etc.

2 Patricia32

Board Member

Rating: 4

I joined AAUW when I was a mother of small children in the early ‘70s because it was a lifeline to adult conversation. I stayed on because it became it became clear to me that AAUW is a source of strength, optimism, and esteem-promoting, life-enhancing change for all women of all ages and circumstances. By working together toward equity for women (and therefore equity for all) — in education, in the workplace, in health care benefits — we in AAUW multiply exponentially our individual power to make a difference in the lives of the women and girls who come after us. And through our community programs and scholarships, we encourage an interest in life-long learning and an understanding of what women have contributed down through history. In addition to the pride of knowing that I’ve played a role in all this there has been the reward of personal growth and enrichment from my nine years as branch public policy representative.