AAUW is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners.  For more than 128 years, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.

In the 21st century, AAUW continues to be a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls.  AAUW lobbies and advocates for education and equity; funds pioneering research on girls and education, community action projects, and fellowships and grants for outstanding women around the globe; and provides funds and a support system for women seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace.

This local branch of AAUW was founded in 1958 and is one of forty-six branches in the state of Pennsylvania.

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW will be a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.

AAUW founded in 1881, is open to all graduates who hold the baccalaureate or a higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university or a graduate holding an associate or equivalent degree from a qualified educational institution. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.  Membership is not by invitation.

By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

The national organization of AAUW includes both a section 501(c)(3) public charity, the primary membership organization, and the AAUW Action Fund, a smaller section 501(c)(4) social welfare organization that may engage in limited activities related to member activism and voter education.

2 Responses to “About”

  1. Philip Nash said

    Hello, I am a Penn State history professor living in Aspinwall; I just published a book on the first American woman ambassadors (https://www.kentuckypress.com/9780813178394/breaking-protocol/). I would welcome the opportunity to speak before your group on this subject. Please let me know whether this would be of interest to you. Thanks so much for your time! Phil Nash

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