Welcome to the Greater Rochester Area (NY) Branch!


2015 Nights Out Social Event

Please join GRAB AAUW on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 5 pm at the Perkins Mansion 494 East Ave Rochester, NY 14607. Cost is $5 which includes 1 drink and snacks.

Testimonial from September 2015 Nights Out


Our first Nights Out! this season was a rousing success! More than dozen of us gathered and enjoyed lively and thoughtful conversation,  accompanied by beverages and snacks. What a great way to catch up with each other and introduce friends to our beautiful home and fascinating fellow members!

Be sure to join us for Nights Out! next month on Friday, October 16. Unwind and be stimulated simultaneously – and bring along a friend or two!!

See you there


Three years after Hurricane Sandy, New Yorkers are still reflecting on how communities were transformed and united by Sandy, and what it means to be fully restored.

GRAB AAUW will host a free Community Conversation through the NYS Council of Humanities on October 28, 2015 at 12:15 pm in the Program Room at the Perkins Mansion.

The program entitled Recovery from Disaster – After Sandy will include a short text and open discussion. When Superstorm Sandy struck on October 29, 2012, it unleashed catastrophic damage up and down the East Coast. In its wake New Yorkers came together to clean up, help out, and rebuild. 

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
12 – 1:00 pm
Perkins Mansion – AAUW 2nd floor, 494 East Ave Roc, NY 14607
Contact: Beth Garver-Beha
Phone: 585-244-8890 x2 or cell 585-736-1681

E-mail: grabaauw@gmail.com

Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 27.
Please bring your lunch, your friends, and your thoughts ! Free and Open to the Public.


YW logoDATE: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
8:00 – 9:30 AM
LOCATION: Temple B’rith Kodash, 2131 Elmwood Avenue

GRAB AAUW will have a table in support of our sister school. This is the YWCP’s major fundraiser for the year.

Please call or e-mail Marilyn Tedeschi at marilyntee@aol.com or call 244.4107 for reservations. Tickets are $45. Make checks payable to GRAB AAUW and send to

494 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Attention: Marilyn.

Please send payment by Sept. 30th.



The 73rd annual NYS AAUW Convention took place the weekend of April 17-19, 2015 in Buffalo. Attendees from branches all over the state participated along with special guests.

Mayor Warren (center) and NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathie Hockul (3rd from left) speaking at NYS AAUW Convention

Mayor Warren (center) and NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathie Hockul (3rd from left) speaking at NYS AAUW Convention.


AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 244 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2014-15 academic year. Due to the long-standing, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance. Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women worldwide.

Contact: aauw@scholarshipamerica.org
Website: www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/

WHEN WOMEN succeed AMERICA succeeds, Seneca Falls, NY.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 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. GRAB Vision GRAB AAUW Is a World Class lifelong Learning & Teaching Center for all generations of Women & Girls and seen as a key Community Resource and a Driving Force for any and all Women’s Issues in the Greater Rochester Area. 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 and girls have a fair chance.