Year End AAUW Funds

Year End AAUW Funds By Charmen Goehring

AAUW’s story began in 1881 when a small group of female college graduates joined together to open the doors for women’s career advancement and to encourage more women to pursue higher education. Over the past 141 years, we have been at the forefront of many of this nation’s greatest achievements in the areas of equity, empowerment, justice and opportunity. Our accomplishments are too many to list but include laws such as Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, launching one of the most enduring fellowship programs for women in the world, and commissioning groundbreaking research that documents women’s abilities and value.

If our story is to continue — and as we have witnessed the erosion of hard-fought rights in our nation over the past few years, we know that it must- — we will need to help build our resources. To this end, we urge you to make a year-end gift to the AAUW Greatest Needs Fund as a member of the AAUW Sacramento Branch. No gimmicks, little effort and yet big bang for our beloved organization. (use this link )

While you are at it, consider becoming a Legacy Circle member as well. Many of you have been members of AAUW for decades as I have. Let’s ensure that the women and girls of the future finally see equity in their lifetimes.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones!

Charmen Goehring, AAUW Sacramento Fund Chair