AAUW Funds Contributions
As we approach the end of the calendar year, please consider making a personal donation to an AAUW Fund. Most of our branches raise funds to send to the national AAUW organization to support AAUW Funds such as Fellowships & Grants, Leadership programs, LAF, etc. Did you know it is quick and easy for you as an individual to donate to the fund of your choice through the national website Member Services Database (MSD)? All you need to do is log onto the AAUW national website, then into the MSD, and select Individual Contribution from the left menu. From there a series of drop down menus help you select the fund you want to support in the amount you want to give, the opportunity to credit your branch and state with your contribution, and you can honor someone with your contribution. The MSD keeps track of your contributions for that important end of year tax record. So, if you feel passionate about education, leadership, public policy, or any of the development areas that AAUW Funds support, consider making an individual contribution. If you need help navigating the AAUW national website, just contact the state AAUW Funds Chair Rosemary Baker (email@example.com), she would be happy to help.
Look Beyond the “Pink Aisle” this Year for Holiday Gifts for Girls
Looking for the special holiday gift for the girl in your life? Be sure to check out the AAUW Holiday Gift Guide for Girls: 2014 Edition http://www.aauw.org/2014/11/10/gift-guide-2014/. Gift suggestions for girls from age 2 to 14 and up are given that not only celebrate the holidays but are a way to empower girls to believe in themselves, be creative, dream big, and try new things. Also available are gift guides from 2012 (http://www.aauw.org/2012/12/12/holiday-gift-guide-for-girls/) and 2013 (http://www.aauw.org/2013/11/05/gift-guide-for-girls/ for even more ideas.
Save the Date – AAUW-PA Annual Meeting April 10-11, 2015, Ramada Inn State College
Human Rights —Voter Rights—Women’s Rights
This year’s theme is in keeping with the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights movement. The keynote speaker is Dr. Susan Russell, the 2014-15 Penn State laureate. Session topics now in the planning stages include voter rights, human trafficking, human rights across the world, and the next generation of AAUW leaders. An AAUW National representative will also be on hand. Complete details will be available in the February Keystoner, and posted at http://aauw-pa.aauw.net/ in February, 2015.
What is AAUW…
AAUW Pennsylvania furthers the AAUW mission and programs in Pennsylvania, 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-PA programs include educational outreach, community service, public policy advocacy, and confrontation of barriers so that all women have a fair chance.