The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 150,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 700 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.
AAUW will be a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.
GRAB Diversity Statement
In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.
AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.
Letter from the President
Marilyn Tedeschi, President
This year, our branch will focus our vision on the future using the theme and ideas that came out of the 2013 AAUW New York State Convention. At our branch, this means focusing on the students we serve in our Women Helping Girls, College and University and STEM programs. These young women are our future at our branch.
We will be developing our college and university intern program and events with our Community Partners. It is clear that women from like-minded organizations need to come together and co create a new way of living that is just, fair and equitable to all. Our lovely home will be open for community discussions and dialogues on current and relevant topics of local, national and international interest.
We have some new and exciting interest groups forming along with our monthly book clubs, knitting group and card groups. An interest group can begin by two or more members who have an activity or topic they wish to pursue together. We will continue with our fun Membership Nights Out, riveting Community Cafes and interesting monthly luncheon Table Talks.
We are an all volunteer service organization and there are many volunteer opportunities to serve on committees for mentoring, fund raising, scholarship, library, history and archive, curriculum writing, hospitality and more.
Women are rising up. There is a strong movement of women who are stepping forward, following their hearts, listening to their intuition and offering their gifts, skills and talents to the cause. Come and join us. The friendships formed and the camaraderie of women and girls working together for the good of all is truly an uplifting and powerful experience.