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!
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.
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!
In the 24 years I've been a member of AAUW, I have gained the self confidence and skills to work toward equity for women and girls, both in the workplace and in education. AAUW is always at the forefront of issues concerning equity and the advocacy work it does is needed now more than ever. The fellowships and grants awarded by AAUW help ensure that women can pursue their educations and work on projects such as finding a cure for cancer, providing wellness programs for the senior population and educating women about a multitude of health and safety issues. When I contribute to AAUW, I know that my money is well spent.
As a longtime member of AAUW, I continue to watch the growth and dedication of this organization to advance equity for women and girls. The women and men who belong to this organization have a strong commitment to provide educational and leadership opportunities to women, to advocate for women who experience sex discrimination in the workplace and in higher education, and to advocate for policies that advance equity for women and girls. As I see the work of AAUW nationally and at the state and local level to benefit women, young and old, I continue to be a proud member and supporter of this organization. Over the years as I have moved across the country, AAUW at the local level is the organization that I can always count on to provide me with support, a feeling of belonging, and interaction with a group of men and women who are passionate about AAUW’s mission.
AAUW is an outstanding organization that works both nationally and locally to advance equity for women and girls. As a member I have participated in many projects that have made a difference. AAUW is recognized nationally as a leading non partisan voice on women's issues. I have served in a variety of leadership roles at both the branch and state level and encourage other women to join AAUW to help make a difference. Even if you are not a member you can make your voice heard on issues that are important to women by signing up to receive AAUW's Action alerts.
A friend brought me to my first AAUW branch meeting. The women there were so committed to AAUW's mission and so interesting that I joined, although that had not been my intention. Since then I have been drawn further and further into the organization, serving on my branch and state board and on the national College/University Relations Committee. Working with students and introducing them to the issues that women face have become a passion with me. Empowering women and especially young women is so important for the future of this country. AAUW offers programs that are especially relevant for female students. The $tart $mart salary negotiation workshops teach them how to negotiate for the starting salary that they deserve, and Elect Her-Campus Women Win trains them to run for student office, thus opening the way for them to be politically active when they graduate. The annual National Convention for College Women Student Leaders provides networking opportunities, inspiration, and leadership and career-planning skills. These programs empower young women.
A friend introduced me to AAUW by inviting me to a branch meeting. The women there were enthusiastic and intelligent, and the branch had interesting programs. Over the years I gradually became more and more involved in the organization, along the way learning how it advances its mission to promote equity and opportunity for all women and girls. Recently I've been working with AAUW's College/University program and the bright young women introduced to AAUW through their institution's partner membership. Through AAUW young women learn about issues that will face them once they graduate; they learn leadership skills; they learn to fight for justice in combating gender discrimination, how to negotiate for fair salaries and benefits, and how to run for elected office--all skills that will stand them in good stead in the future. Empowerment of young women is one of the crucial benefits of AAUW.
AAUW tirelessly pursues the status of women in the country through education (4,000,000) of scholarships and grants annually, advocacy (40 volunteers on the Washington scene) research (currently focusing on Community College's role in educating women and the problems there's women face) and philanthropy.
I am so pleased to be involved with AAUW. I am currently volunteering my time to go into 6th grade classrooms and try to inspire kids ( especially girls) to pursue careers in the STEM field. I received a grant from my state ( MO) to do this program. We( 3 of us) dress up as important women who have contributed to the fields of Math or Science. I portray Rear Admiral Grace Hopper , Grandmother of Computers. I also have Dr. Barbara McClintock a Nobel Winning geneticist, Dr. Eugenia Clark, The shark Lady, and Miss Maria Mitchell.....1st American Astronomer. The evaluations that the 6th grade students are so totally inspiring..................we touch lives.....all volunteer work.
I have been volunteering with AAUW for 40 years. I have seen many wonderful results of the goals and objectives of the organization. Funding has been provided to women to further their education for many decades and AAUW has been considered the largest non-profit provider of funds for women in higher education. All of us "out in the field" are not paid for our time, and we are dedicated providers of funds for the projects, scholarships, and discrimination/harassment law suits.
AAUW has been empowering women since since 1881. I have been a proud member for 30 years and for each of those years, AAUW has made an impact on the lives of women and girls. The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund, which has been a particular interest of mine, works to challenge sex discrimination in Higher Education and the Workplace through support of plaintiffs in court cases. Many of these women would not receive justice without support from AAUW. My life has been greatly enriched because of AAUW.