March 10, 2011
I joined AAUW as I was completing my MA as a member at large, in 1980. Since that time I've been an active member and officer in both Ohio and Texas. The various fundraising efforts in all the branches I've belonged to are focused directly on helping other women achieve their higher educational goals. Everytime I hear one of the women speak who received AAUW assistance to achieve her goals, I'm so gratified that I belong to a national and local organization that can work so hard to make donations that will make such a difference in so many lives.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have served at both the branch and state levels, and attended multiple state and national conventions. I know how important it is to continue raising funds to help more and more women excel academically.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Recognize the many volunteer and monetary contributions made by the branches. Some branch members do not feel a strong connection to AAUW as a national organization.
Donor & Various Fundraising events, including doing inventory for a department store, conducting a telephone survey for a small city, collecting recycleables (paid by the pound), and more recently worked to hold annual events called, "Breaking the Glass Ceiling,".