AAUW– empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that has more than 150,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 700 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. AAUW uses its powerful voice on critical issues affecting women and girls. Join AAUW today!
AAUW-New Jersey, a state-level organization of AAUW, recently celebrated 85 years (1927 – 2012). In addition to several statewide events, local branches actively further national and community goals and capitalize on their networking opportunities. The NJ state publication, The Garden Statement, reports regularly on AAUW-NJ participation in public policy, the Educational Foundation, the Legal Advocacy Fund, and state and local issues.
NEW! The NJ State Legislative Tracking Tool
AAUW of New Jersey now has a state-of-the-art legislative tracking tool that gives us an up-to-date snapshot of pending NJ State Legislation. Follow the links from this report to become informed about proposed NJ legislation affecting women’s issues. Investigating these matters will help our organization take effective and timely action on policy issues in our state.
AAUW Legacy Gifts
Plan a Gift That Will Change Lives for Women and Girls
For each of us, philanthropy is intensely personal. It is an expression of our values and our vision of the world we hope to create for the next generation. Your support of AAUW today makes it possible for us to fund critical programs to help break through the persistent barriers that continue to limit opportunities for women and girls. But when you plan a gift to AAUW in your long-term estate or financial plans, you will ensure the future with changes that are so important to women and their families.
Join the Legacy Circle
This distinguished Legacy Circle honors all planned giving donors for their support of our mission. We would be honored to celebrate you as a member of the AAUW Legacy Circle if you have:
- Provided for AAUW in your will or trust.
- Designated AAUW as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan, savings bond, bank account, or life insurance policy.
- Create a planned gift that returns fixed or flexible income to you or others.
We welcome the opportunity to have a confidential conversation with you at no obligation. If you would like information, please contact us. If you have already provided for AAUW in your estate plans, please allow us the opportunity to thank you!
AAUW’s Legacy Circle brochure can help you manage your giving to make a lasting impact.
Link to the attached brochure
For additional information contact:
Manager, Major and Planned Giving
Read A Thank You Letter from Sally Goodson, President of AAUW-NJ
AAUW Values the Importance of STEM Education
AAUW values the importance of supporting girls in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as part of our mission to break through barriers for women and girls. Our research, policy, and nationwide programs encourage members to work from their own communities to ensure that we reach equity in these important fields. Two informational booklets are brought to you by the AAAS/Science Business Office:
AAUW Unveils a Bold Look for a New Era
AAUW has introduces a new logo for the first time in more than 20 years. This is only the fourth logo change in AAUW’s history. The new logo also comes with a descriptive tagline to celebrate over 130 years of activism- Empowering women since 1881. AAUW-National has also revamped its website to be mobile friendly. More…
Advancing Equity for Women and Girls through Advocacy, Education, Philanthropy, and Research
AAUW is a non-profit & non-partisan political organization that advocates on public policy issues that affect women. Issue advocacy is not just about AAUW lending its name to an issue, or speaking up on Capitol Hill. Issue advocacy is about AAUW members and all citizens concerned with equity being knowledgeable and aware of the current status of important issues. For example: AAUW lobbied for women’s voting rights as early as 1913. AAUW has been empowering women since 1881.
AAUW advocates equality, individual rights, and social justice for a diverse society.
Federal Judicial Nominations
Hate Crimes Prevention
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Issues
AAUW advocates for all women to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Work/Life Balance (flextime)
AAUW supports a strong system of public education that promotes gender fairness, equity, and
Career and Technical Education
Education and Training in Welfare/TANF
No Child Left Behind Act
School Vouchers (but not to private schools)
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education
AAUW supports vigorous enforcement of Title IX and all other civil rights laws pertaining to education.
Equity in School Athletics
Freedom from Sexual Harassment/Bullying
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) believes that everyone is entitled to health
care that is high-quality, affordable, and easily accessible.
Celebration of One Billion Rising with AAUW
Sussex County AAUW branch members, Katy Fischer and Michele Guttenberger joined together to create a “celebration” of One Billion Rising with AAUW. When AAUW-NJ President Sally Goodson and AAUW-NJ VP of Communications Michele Guttenberger told Katy and her husband, Russ, about AAUW’s participation of One Billion Rising, they were thrilled to have Ballroom Magic participate in the One Billion Rising movement in dance. The photo is of Sussex County AAUW Member Katy Fischer instructing the studio’s dedicated dancers, spotlighting the need to end worldwide violence against women and young girls. It was performed at her Ballroom Magic Dance Studio in Vernon, NJ. More…
Graduating to a Pay Gap
Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Graduation explores the earnings difference between female and male college graduates who are working full time one year after graduation. More info…
AAUW recently released a public service announcement (PSA) aimed at a student audience that asks whether a student is using a pick-up line or crossing the line. Please share this PSA with teenagers you know and encourage them to visit the AAUW website for information on how to respond to harassers and create change at their school. Take some time to read and watch highlights from the Crossing the Line Panel Discussion. Check out what others are blogging about sexual harassment in school and join the discussion with your own blog.
The Simple Truth About the Pay Gap (2012)
AAUW has updated the research report: The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap with new numbers and graphics from the 2011 U.S. Census.
In this commonsense guide about the gender pay gap, AAUW breaks down the
latest research into key, straightforward facts, including:
- state by state rankings of the pay gap
- the pay gap by age, race/ethnicity, and education
- guidance for women facing workplace discrimination
- resources for fair pay advocates
Remarks on her trip to New Jersey
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