Our 2021 Half-Masked Ball
Each October, WHC invites members to support AAUW National and our local Baker/Telfer Scholarship Fund. This year’s fundraising non-event is our Half-Masked Ball. The COVID-19 crisis has greatly impacted the long-term earning power of women. Our national organization advocates in Washington and throughout the county to address the financial inequality of women. The Baker/Telfer Scholarship gives $6,000 each year to 3 deserving college bound senior girls who are pursuing studies in STEM. Both of these causes are near and dear to our hearts. As you have always done, please give generously again this year. Please note the invitation on the following page.
Every gift to AAUW makes a difference — but your dollars go furthest when you donate to the AAUW Greatest Needs Fund or our strategic focus areas. This fund allows AAUW to respond rapidly, in our communications and advocacy, to critical issues affecting women as they emerge — whether it’s a new threat to Title IX, an opportunity to partner with employers, or the dawn of a social justice movement like #MeToo. When donations are not restricted to fellowships or specific projects, we have the dollars we need to pivot as the national dialogue shifts — and get our work covered by major media outlets such as the New York Times, CNN and Fortune.
Greatest Needs is also what fuels our groundbreaking research and effective advocacy work to pass fair-pay laws and other key equity legislation.
Giving to Greatest Needs is a great way to ensure AAUW’s continued visibility, relevance and sustainability. On the donation form, please select “Use my gift where it’s needed most” to contribute to this important fund.
The Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) works to challenge sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace. Resources range from community outreach programs to backing of major cases.
Sex discrimination today takes a variety of forms: unfair pay, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 which can affect both women and men. LAF addresses these barriers by informing people of their rights and using the legal system to seek justice and change.
LAF is involved with a number of gender related issues. Women workers denied promotions at Wal-Mart, military veteran survivors of sexual assault, and college/university staff who are experiencing unfair pay are some of the plaintiffs AAUW assists through the case support program.
More information can be found by clicking the following link.
The Foundation’s cornerstone has always been the remarkable energy and commitment of AAUW members, other individuals, corporations, and foundations that make contributions and help raise money for the Foundation’s work.