Greetings from the President
Welcome to AAUW Missouri. We are changing the climate for women and girls in Missouri.
Visit and then join a branch to participate in the activities that are “breaking through barriers for women and girls!”
~~Jan Scott, AAUW Missouri President
AAUW Mission: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
AAUW Value Promise: By joining AAUW, we belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.
WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW!
Plan to participate in the 29th Annual EQUALITY DAY BRUNCH on Saturday, August 20th, 2016, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Clayton Plaza Hotel – 7750 Carondelet, Clayton, MO 63105. Presentations include Legislative Updates, Legacy Tributes and Equality Day Awards to the following outstanding women: Jane Crigler, The Honorable Darlene Green, The Honorable Jeanne Kirkton and Ann Ross. Register before the deadline of August 15! Learn how to become a sponsor by taking an Ad.
Celebrate the centennial of the Saint Louis Suffragists of 1916 and honor the women of today. Join with other women’s organizations in the Celebrate the Vote Festival at the St. Louis Public Library on September 3 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Get an information flyer and registration/donation form here!
WHAT IS THE GENDER LEADERSHIP GAP? Learn what was discovered through AAUW’s latest research report, Barriers and Bias. And learn about why we should care! Click to access a brief paper describing the disturbing findings. Then visit the national website to read more.
View Pictures and a recap report of the Ten-State Regional Conference in Kansas City, KS, held in June 2016.
View pictures and narrative about the 2016 April 30 State-wide Convention in Jefferson City. Learn about our award-winning branches. See our new officers at their installation.
View/download newsletters from our branches on the branch locator page.
~~Visit the Branches-Forms for branches pages to get applications and information for your branch to apply for grants and awards.
Visit the Legislative Corner page to view newsletters from U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and State Senator Jill Schupp.
~~ Last year, AAUW supported the nomination of Virginia Minor, a leader in the struggle for women’s suffrage in Missouri, to the Missouri Hall of Fame. She was selected! The dedication ceremony was held Wednesday, September 10 at the Capitol Building in Jefferson City. Read about the exciting event here!
See how Missouri Funds are being used!
A special thanks to AAUW Missouri branch members who worked very hard over the years to fund the following Missouri Endowments. Each year these completed Fellowships and Grants sponsor worthy recipients to carry out our work of making the world a better place for women and girls. Some of the Grants this year are sponsoring Missouri people. STEM Girls! is giving an opportunity to prepare Sedalia young women to take their place in STEM career fields and Breaking the Chains of Human Trafficking is helping to teach St. Charles County residents what constitutes human trafficking, how to identify victims and a way to take action against this criminal activity. Also, Washington University in St. Louis is receiving funds for a Fellow, and the University of Missouri in Columbia is receiving funds for a Grantee.
Way to go AAUW Missouri!
– Yvonne Morrison, AAUW MISSOURI FUND OFFICER
Missouri branches were honored by AAUW’s National Office for their generosity – learn more, and view the list of the top branches in giving in 2016.