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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN
February 4, 2014

AAUW Clarion was chartered in the 1950's. For over half a century it has been instrumental in making a positive change for the community and surrounding area.

AAUW is committed to continuing education, advocacy for equity and philanthropy to support women and girls. Local fund raisers provide scholarships for college freshman as well as the national AAUW programs.

Many women have found this a great way to get to know others when they first move into the area. I joined shortly after graduating from college and have belonged ever since. It has been particularly beneficial as I grew in leadership skills that have included positions at the state, national and international level. It was also the network that opened the door to my position as Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Many of these members were my role models and mentors.


Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There is always a constant need for new members.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

MY ROLE:
Board Member

AAUW
March 9, 2011

AAUW has provided me a life time of leadership opportunities that eventually lead to my career as an Executive Director of a Foundation supporting youth development. For nearly 20 years I was a stay at home mother doing volunteer service activities, but with 2 or my 3 sons in college, it was time to go back into the work force. The leadership skills learned at the community and state level in AAUW opened the door for me at the University. We often say volunteers can go back to work after being out of the workforce for extended periods of time. In my case it is true. As a result I have included AAUW in my estate plan.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching individuals continue their education and communities receiving grants to impact the lives of women and girls.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More actively recruit students while they are still on campus or just prior to graduation. It worked for me to join a year after college.

MY ROLE:
Donor & Chaired a Million Dollar campaign to support AAUW's programs.