Welcome to the Greater Rochester Area (NY) Branch!


Come to the AAUW-NYS Convention!

The AAUW-NYS Convention team has an outstanding event planned for April 20-22 in Corning. The convention is for ALL AAUW members and is a great chance to connect, re-energize, and come away with lots of action ideas. Registration is open – check out our website.

Kimberly Churches
We are very excited to welcome Kimberly Churches, AAUW CEO to our
convention. Plan to attend the convention and meet our outstanding
new leader!
Kimberly Churches started as AAUW CEO on June 1, 2017. Since her
arrival, she has been on a listening tour of AAUW across the country,
which included a stop in New York to talk to us at AAUW-NYS. She thinkson a large scale about AAUW’s future, asking us to imagine training 10 million people with Start Smart and Work Smart, or becoming the leading
international organization on pay equity. Under her leadership, AAUW is embarking on an ambitious strategic planning process aimed at solidifying AAUW’s position as a global leader on equity.
Prior to coming to AAUW, Kim Churches was the Managing Director at Brookings Institution, where she provided strategic guidance, vision, problem-solving skills, expansive
partnerships and fundraising.
We are delighted that Kim Churches will be speaking to us at the NYS Convention about her vision for AAUW, the strategic plan, and how we can sharpen our focus and impact. Don’t miss this opportunity!


2018 Womens’ March in Seneca Falls, NY



Thank you for your support! Such a Success.

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Congratulations to our 2017-2018 Executive Board

(L – R) Marlene Gordon (Corresponding secretary) , Gwendolyn Clifton (Assistant Membership Treasurer) , Tammi Herron (1st VP Program) , Gaynelle Wethers (President) , Stephanie Augonis (Chair) , Marilyn Tedeschi (Past President) , Anne Bell (Recording secretary) , and LaShana Boose ( Public Policy) . (Not pictured- Barbara Baer Assistant Treasurer of Operations, Jenifer Kloppel Treasurer.)


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.