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.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
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.
As 2016 came to a close, it’s time to look back AAUW’s achievements which is the ultimate hard work of all of our members and supporters. Without their support, the success of the last year would not have been possible.
- 200,000+ messages went out to state and federal legislators.
- 6 states passed new equal pay laws in 2016.
- 714 resource guides were delivered to Title IX coordinators in 29 states.
- 2,200 signatures collected on AAUW’s petition urging Anheuser-Busch to sign the White House Equal Pay Pledge.
- 44 years of Title IX celebrated with Senator Harry Reid.
- 900+ get-out-the-vote events organized by members in 46 states.
- 19 AAUW members were elected to state legislatures.
- 12,000 young women and girls were empowered through AAUW’s leadership programs.
- 11,460 women learned to ask for the salary they deserve through AAUW salary workshop negotiations
Showcase your talent by entering this exciting art competition. The six winning entries will be featured in a collection of note cards mailed to AAUW members in the spring. Click here for more details.
Submission Deadline – January 31, 2017
Voting period – February 6–28, 2017
Winner announcement – Early March
This year’s ceremony will recognize our Woman of the Year, Lisa Vilella, founder of Mimi’s Mission and owner/agent of the Lisa Vilella Agency, Farm Bureau Insurance.
Mimi’s Mission is a nonprofit organization that started as a gently used clothing center free to all in need. The Mission has grown to further help low income families in need of beds for their children. Lisa receives referrals from many Downriver and metro charities. She assisted over 1,700 people during the 2015 holiday season and continues to assist those who need help year round.
CONGRATULATIONS Lisa! We thank you for all that you do.
Kroger is committed to helping our community grow and prosper and through its Kroger Community Rewards®, AAUW members can contribute to the Foundation through this program…all you need to do is enroll, shop at any Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!
Link here for all the details on Kroger’s website and select organization number 90688 for the AAUW WYANDOTTE-DOWNRIVER FOUNDATION INC.
Thanks for your support.