Funds and Leadership by Kathleen Asay and Danielle Metzinger

Kathy Asay

As the song says, “What the world needs now…” is more women in leadership positions. As a member of AAUW, you’ve seen the opportunities for leadership growth for branch members. Maybe you’ve taken advantage of them yourself. Have you noticed that AAUW Funds also has programs for leadership training and experience? As we did in November with Fund #4337, the Public Policy Fund, we’re here to share with you #4339, the Leadership Programs Fund.

The official summary of #4339 is that it “supports programs that develop women’s potential to lead in their schools, communities and country.” There are three specific programs:

  • #2505 The acclaimed National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, an intensive three-day conference held annually to develop leadership skills, networks and ambition.
  • #2515 Campus Action Projects help campus leaders deliver ongoing programs to address gender-based issues in their community, focused on leadership training and support for women leaders.
  • #2522 Elect Her teaches the skills women need to run for student government, increasing the number of women in decision-making on campus, and introduces them to a national network of women who are running for and holding public office.

Danielle Metzinger

From campuses to communities to the world, AAUW supports and encourages women to take charge, to make a difference for all women and girls, for all people.

In closing, note that Feb. 14 is the deadline to recommend candidates for this year’s Named Gift Honorees. If you have a suggestion, please contact us.