What we're about
Our Mission: Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. In fact, in 1920 AAUW was one of the organizations that helped raise over $150,000 for Madame Curie to buy radium and continue her path-breaking work in radioactivity (a word that Madame Curie herself coined).
Our AAUW Anne Arundel County branch is 80+ member strong and is currently celebrating its 50th year in the community. We are involved in a number of activities that support women and girls in our county:
Scholarship Awards & Grants: Transfer Scholarships, Women to Women Grants, Educational Opportunity Fund, Legal Advocacy Fund
Interest Groups: Book Discussion Groups, Bridge Groups, Great Decisions Discussions
Committees: STEM, Public Policy, Book Sale, Programs
We meet about once a month from Fall through Spring. Guests are welcome to all our meetings. We raise awareness, we raise funds for scholarships, we learn about women's issues, we hangout and have fun. Membership is open to women and men holding an Associate, Bachelors, or equivalent degree from a 2- or 4-year accredited college or university.
Please join us, we are always looking for new members who are passionate about empowering women and girls, and thus entire families, to reach their full potential.