Welcome to the Greater Rochester Area (NY) Branch!



Picture2As we enter this season of celebration filled with hope, joy and anticipation to make our community and world a better place, our December branch program will be Celebrating Cultures and Diversity.

Picture1Please join us for a Taste of Foods from around the globe, and the opportunity to share our holiday traditions and those from cultures different from our own.

Please feel free to bring family members and friends to the celebration.

December Branch Dinner —Thursday, December 10, 2015


5:00-8:00 PM


RSVP by phone or text to Beth by Friday, December 4 at 585-736-1681 or at grabaauw@gmail.com.

Ticket Cost: $25
Program Only: Free
Students: $15

Please honor your reservation. If you need to cancel after Friday, December 4, or if you have RSVP’d and cannot attend, you are responsible for the entire cost of your ticket.

Thank you, GRAB AAUW

Drink on the House at Nights Out

GRAB Spread for Nov 2015 Event

Please join us for a Drink on the House at Nights Out on Friday, November 20, 2015, from 5-7 pm. Light snacks provided. $5 ticket at the door. Please bring a friend !  Click here for more information.

Young Women’s College Prep Breakfast

YW logoDATE: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
8:00 – 9:30 AM
LOCATION: Temple B’rith Kodesh, 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 Oct. 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


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.