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