The Makefield Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) welcomes all women who value education and who have achieved this goal by obtaining an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university.
AAUW is a national organization whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. In addition to monthly meetings with programs of interest to both men and women, AAUW offers several small special interest groups that discuss literature, play Trivial Pursuit, encourage and support writers, and present Let’s Read Math™ programs to students in elementary grades, as well as support the PAGES™ program (Philadelphia Area Girls Enjoying Science™) which exposes sixth grade girls to a day of sharing scientific experiments with local women scientists at Chestnut Hill College.
The national umbrella tax-deductible organization of “AAUW Funds” assists women in sex discrimination lawsuits; teaches leadership skills to young college women; and supports women and girls in need of help to complete their educations.
The Makefield Area Branch of the AAUW awards college scholarships each year to high school graduates; holds a special annual recognition reception for seventh grade girls who have excelled in math and science, in order to encourage their pursuit in these areas of study; and awards a scholarship to a woman who is returning to, or remaining in, college to complete her degree.
The Makefield Area Branch has a diverse membership, and they welcome new members at any time in order to broaden the effectiveness of their mission.
On Saturday March 29th, AAUW will hold a fundraiser at the Makefield Township Building on Edgewood Road in Yardley, beginning at 1:00pm. The public is invited to bring antique items for appraisal. A charge of $15 will allow three small items to be appraised by a professional appraisal company.