Welcome to AAUW of Virginia!

                     AAUW Mission

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



AAUW 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.


AAUW Vision Statement

AAUW empowers all women and girls to reach their highest potential.




AAUW Diversity Statement

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.

lineaquadrklngSince 1909 in Virginia

AAUW of Virginia furthers the AAUW mission and programs in Virginia, and promotes, encourages, and coordinates the work of branches throughout the state. Since 1881, AAUW has been one of the nation’s leading voices promoting education and equity for women and girls.  AAUW of Virginia programs include educational outreach, community service, public policy advocacy, and elimination of barriers to women and girls.

lineaquadrklngWelcome, National Members!

We appreciate your membership and encourage you to attend upcoming events at an AAUW branch in your neighborhood. Click on Branches for information about a branch near you.


      What’s New?

✔ See below for invitation to the 2015 AAUW of Virginia Summer Leaders Meeting.

✔ Celebrate AAUW of Virginia’s 90th anniversary by purchasing your own copy of the history of our dynamic organization! Copies will be available at state events or you can get yours using the order form.

✔ AAUW of Virginia’s online voting process begins on April 27 and closes May 28. See article below.

✔ Save the date for the Virginia Women’s Equality Summit! The summit will bring together activists and advocates from across the Commonwealth to discuss the barriers and policy solutions to advancing equality for Virginia women and families, as well as engage in hands-on training modules to learn how to better make change in our communities.
                                                                       Date: June 20, 2015
                                                        Time: All day, exact start time TBD
                                            Location: Richmond, VA (exact location TBD)
                                                                             Cost: Free

✔ From Vision to Reality : Mission Possible is a project of AAUW of Virginia based on techniques to determine a branch’s vision and then how to implement that vision. The documents that support Parts 1 and 2 of the project can be found on here as well as in the Resource Library.

✔ Did you know that AAUW provides assistance and free materials to branches planning advocacy events or activities? Even more important is to let AAUW know how your event turned out when it is over. Find more information and links to both the AAUW Upcoming Event or Activity Form and the AAUW Event or Activity Report Back Form here.

✔ AAUW of Virginia is proud to be one of the founding members of the Virginia Women’s Equality Coalition. Please join us in advancing the Women’s Equality Agenda to provide full equality for Virginia women. Click on http://vawomensequalitycoalition.org/ to find out more about the coalition and to sign on as a citizen cosponsor.

✔ Check out the article on campus sexual assault written by Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, on The Blog on the Huffington Post website.

✔ Are You Dreaming of a Trip to Sunny San Diego? Registration for the 2015 AAUW National Convention is open.  Get ready to attend right now.


Having trouble finding leaders?
Hyperventilating about all that email you receive?
Interested in alternative ways to lead a branch?

Attend the 2015 AAUW of Virginia Summer Leaders Meeting

 July 18, 10:30-4:30
Clarion Hotel Historic District
351 York Street
Williamsburg, Virginia
Gain a fresh understanding of leadership.

 Form carpools with your members and meet us there from 10:30-4:30.
Lunch will be a Deluxe Salad Bar that includes salads of various kinds with soup and bread, costing $20 per person.
The session topics will include Leadership, Managing Volunteers, Email Management and Public Policy for Branches.
The session will be interactive, with time for networking. Members interested in all aspects of AAUW are encouraged to attend.

1) Reply to Sandy Lawrence  and Patsy Quick  with number of attendees by July 9, 2015.
2) Click here for registration form and mail it and check/s made to
for $20 per person (lunch) by July 9, 2015 to
Patsy Quick
5508 Old Mill Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22309

 Mark your calendars.


One Member One Vote
Online Voting Voter Guide

Watch your email for the voting instructions for AAUW of Virginia’s online state elections.  The email message will be coming from AAUW National, our service provider for voting and elections.

It is very important that you vote and help us make our quorum!  Although your vote is private, we will have statistics and will be recognizing all branches with over 40% of eligible members voting and especially those with the highest percent voting.

The state election process opens on April 27 and closes on May 27.  Those who requested paper ballots by April 21 will be able to vote by mail.  All others will vote on line.  The process should be quick and easy!

For the Voter Guide, click here. For information about the candidates for state board, see page 5 of the Winter/Spring 2015 Virginia Vision, which is here. If you have additional questions, you may email 4mi15fone@gmail.com.

Please vote and help your branch be recognized for its active participation in AAUW of Virginia’s One Member One Vote process.

The Voting and Elections Committee
Mary K Johnson
Mary Ellen Mehler


Virginia/West Virginia AAUW State Conference

Did you miss the conference in Charlottesville on April 18-19? If you did, you missed a great time! Here are a collection of pictures and documents from the conference. More will be added, so check back soon!