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.
Since 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.
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.
Where are the next generation of women leaders? Among those who attended the National Conference of College Women Student Leaders? That’s where. See them in this video.
✔ AAUW of Virginia announces the availability of $100 grants to Virginia branches to fund programs in the area of Get Out the Vote, Human Trafficking, and STEM. See information and the 2014-2015 AAUW of Virginia Branch Grant application here.
✔ Check out the revised page for AAUW of Virginia branch fundraisers. If yours isn’t listed or if the information isn’t current or complete, please contact the webmaster.
✔ Great news! AAUW of Virginia was one of nine AAUW state branches to receive a $1,000 AAUW Public Policy Impact Grant for 2014-2015. This is the third year in a row that AAUW of Virginia has received such an award. Watch the website and Virginia Vision for further information.
✔ Get ready for It’s My Vote: I Will Be Heard and learn about the new guidelines for conducting voter registration drives in Virginia.
✔ Are You Dreaming of a Trip to Sunny San Diego? Registration for the 2015 AAUW National Convention doesn’t open until October 1, but you can get ready to attend right now.
AAUW of Virginia Donates Toiletries
On July 31, AAUW members Sandy Lawrence and Kitty Richardson delivered toiletries collected at the AAUW of Virginia board meeting to Angie Hattery, Director of the Women’s and Gender Study Center at George Mason University. The Women’s Center collects toiletries year round to donate to Fairfax County shelters.
Hattery said, “You can’t know how much it means to a victim of domestic violence, and her children, who are fleeing, often with only the shirts on their backs, to have the opportunity of taking a bath or a shower with such luxurious toiletries. When I have shared donations at the shelter, young children get so excited about having their own toothbrush or being able to use body wash in their bath.
Our newsletter, the Virginia Vision, published three times a year, will no longer be postal-mailed in large numbers to branch members. Beginning with the fall 2014 issue, you will notice a new e-mail service providing the Vision online to everyone with an email address. We encourage you to help AAUW of Virginia to save money by continuing to receive the Vision via e-mail. Here is the information about the delivery of the Vision beginning in the fall of 2014:
- The Vision will automatically be postal-mailed to branch members who do not have an e-mail address registered with AAUW on the Membership Services Database (MSD).
- The Vision online link will be e-mailed to all members with an e-mail address on the MSD. You can read it online, print it, or download it and save it to your computer. The link will arrive in your e-mail boxes via the new AAUW e-mail service called Salsa.
- If you wish to receive a paper, postal-mailed copy of the Vision, you may fill out and submit a simple form.
- The Vision (both past and current) is always available on the on the newsletter webpage of the AAUW of Virginia website.
If not, the voter registration tool below makes registering to vote fast and easy. Developed by Rock the Vote over several election cycles, it uses simple prompts and state specific instructions to guide you through the voter registration process. When you finish filling out the form, print it, sign and date it, and return the form to the election office address provided.
The 89th Annual State Conference was held at Smith Mountain Lake on April 4–6. The theme was “Charting Our Future: Full Speed Ahead,” an appropriate motif for the lakeside venue. Check here and here to see photos of the great time we had. If you were there, it will bring back memories. If you missed it, you’ll see who was there and what we did.
Resources from the Promoting Pay Equity and STEM workshop are here. Presentations and handouts from the Synergy of Programming and Membership workshop include the following:
The 2015 AAUW of Virginia State Conference, to be hosted by the Northwest District Branches, will be held April 18. Watch the calendar on this website for the dates of the AAUW of Virginia 2016 Conference to be held in Northern Virginia.