Greetings from the President
We welcome your interest in AAUW and hope you will consider joining this organization as we strive to continue “breaking through barriers for women and girls.” Through our membership, AAUW speaks with a powerful voice in Missouri and nationally. Throughout the state of Missouri, there are active branches that would welcome you as a member, or, if you cannot find a branch near you, you can become a national member. This website provides information about national, state, and branch activities to keep members and others informed about what is going on with AAUW and to help find ways to promote the mission of AAUW.
To better understand the activity of the state organization, view the 2014 strategic plan. To learn more about individual branches, see our branch locator page.
Diane B. Ludwig, 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!
Columbia Branch has established a Public Policy Forum in the name of Holly Burgess. Holly served AAUWMO as an officer for many years. We mourn her passing, but hope her legacy of active involvement in the AAUW Mission will continue.
Join us on Saturday, November 7, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Council Room, Roger B. Wilson Boone County Government Center, 801 E. Walnut St., Columbia. Speaking will be Nicole Galloway, Missouri State Auditor; Margo McNeil, State Representative, District 69; and Janet M. Thompson, Boone County District II (Northern) Commissioner. Download a flyer here!
The latest research publication by AAUW, Solving the Equation, launched on March 26. You can download a copy at www.aauw.org.
Visit the Legislative Corner page to view newsletters from U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and State Senator Jill Schupp.
~~View pictures and see notes about the AAUWMO 2015 STATE MEETING AND NATIONAL LEADERSHIP TRAINING CONFERENCE held on May 2, 2015 PLAN TO ATTEND THE 2016 CONFERENCE ON APRIL 30. FLYER WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON)
~~See a report by Shirley Breeze about the Pay Equity Day Rally held on April 14, 2015. Plan to attend the 2016 Pay Equity Rally on April 12 (flyer available soon)
PLAN TO ATTEND THE 10-STATE CONFERENCE ON JUNE 3-4, 2016 IN KANSAS CITY AT THE GREAT WOLF LODGE. CLICK HERE FOR A FLYER!
~~Visit the Branches-Forms for branches pages to get applications and information for your branch to apply for grants and awards.
~~Join the state-wide effort to fund the endowment honoring F. Elaine Richardson (Fund #4037). See more information here! You can donate online. Indicate the Education Fund, then “Other fund” then “Grants” and find the F. Elaine Richardson Fund. See how.
~~ 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