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Welcome to the Wyandotte-Downriver (MI) Branch!

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, 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’s Mission
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, 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.

January Program

Do you have questions about filing your annual taxes? Come to our January meeting for some answers!
Our presenter and branch member, Kathy Levillier, will be talking about recent changes in tax law with a special presentation on tax wise ways to manage retirement income. Kathy is an IRS Enrolled Agent and has been preparing tax returns since 1999. She was a paid preparer for fifteen years and in last three years has been a volunteer tax preparer specializing in returns for retirees. Over the years Kathy has prepared over three thousand tax returns!
The event will be Tuesday, January 14. A pre-presentation reception will be held at 6:30 PM and the presentation will begin at 7 PM at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2441 Nichols St., Trenton, MI.
Bring your tax questions, a pencil, and a calculator to this meeting.

Michigan Centennial Suffrage Celebration 1919-2019

Join us Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at Centennial Farm, 25797 3rd St. (off Bellvue), Grosse Ile Twp., Michigan, to celebrate the the 100th Anniversary of Michigan passing the law allowing women to vote. This, along with other efforts, led to Congress ratifying the Constitution, resulting in the 19th Amendment.

Doors open at 5:30 PM, a Potluck Picnic will be held at 6:15 PM and our program will begin at 7:00 PM.

Please RSVP via email at aauwwd@gmail.com.

Please bring a friend!

28th Annual Woman of the Year Award

We are pleased to announce that we will honor U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell at our 28th Annual Woman of the Year celebration. The event will be held May 14, 2019 at Wayne County Community College in the Ray Mix Room from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

We will also celebrate our Collegiate Scholarship Recipients attending Baker College, Henry Ford College, Lawrence Tech and Wayne County Community College. Additional recipients of AAUW’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) scholarships will be recognized.

To reserve your place at the 2019 Woman of the Year event, click HERE to easily indicate you will be attending. You may also follow the directions on the invitation below to say you will be attending.

Work Smart | Free, Online Salary Negotiation Training

The gender pay gap is real and has far-reaching consequences for women’s economic security. Get the pay you deserve. AAUW’s online, interactive will help you articulate your value in your next negotiation.

Work Smart Online, is our free, one-hour training that helps women and men negotiate for higher pay and become better communicators. Now, the tool is even easier to use.  Navigate directly to the topics that interest you — whether that’s pay gap facts or negotiating tips — or move through the course sequentially. Customize the learning experience to meet your needs!

Help us meet our goal of training 10 million women to negotiate their financial futures by 2022!

National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL)

The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) will be held at the University of Maryland, in College Park, MD from Wednesday, May 29 through Saturday, June 1, 2019.

The 2019 program is the biggest, boldest NCCWSL yet! At NCCWSL, participants will:

  • Develop and strengthen a voice, skill set, and mind-set for leadership
  • Build a professional tool kit for postgraduate life
  • Learn how, why, and when to take action and be a change maker
  • Gain a better understanding of local, national, and global issues and policies affecting women and of AAUW’s role in empowering women

AAUW Wyandotte-Downriver Foundation will sponsor three college or university Downriver students. All bus costs and registration fees will be paid. See more information on this website under Projects > NCCWSL.

Kroger Community Rewards

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 TP885 for the AAUW WYANDOTTE-DOWNRIVER FOUNDATION INC.

Thanks for your support.