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There are many opportunities in AAUW for you to contribute to a very worthwhile project, event or fund.  This is one way you can support that effort even if you are unable to participate directly.

We welcome your contributions and remind you that Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW is a 501(c) 3 organization making all contributions tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Contribution Opportunities

Donate by check:

Select (click on) the BLUE donate button below.  Print the form, fill in all information including the selection of the fund of your choice, mail with your check to the address on the form. 


Donate by Credit Card or PayPal:

Select the YELLOW donate PayPal button below, follow the onscreen directions. When PayPal asks for special instructions to Seller, click in that box and type your name, the name of the Fund of your choice from the list below and your phone number.  Your donation information will be forwarded to our treasurer.  You do not need a PayPal account to use this method, your credit card is sufficient.



Scholarships and Funds

Irene Keyes Memorial Fund/NCCWL
Each year the Irene Keyes Memorial Fund offers a scholarship to one young woman to attend the NCCWSL (National Conference of College Women Student Leaders) conference. The grant provides for the programming, housing and meals for the Washington, DC event.  More information>>

AAUW Educational Opportunities Fund (#4336)   
The national AAUW Educational Opportunities Fund (EOF) is one of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, and provides more than $3 million for more than 200 fellowships and grants to outstanding women every year. 
More information>>

AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund (#3999)   
The Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) works to challenge sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace. Our resources range from community outreach programs to legal referrals and backing of major cases.  More information>>

Evvie Currie Giving Circle (#3086) 
Campus Action Projects gives women on campuses the opportunity to put their ideas into action to encourage and empower other students to put an end to the cultural barriers women still face.  The Evvie Currie Giving Circle provides Campus Action Projects within New York State.  What is Campus Outreach>>

Dutchess Community College (DCC) Scholarship Fund 
Each year the Poughkeepsie Branch offers two $600 scholarships to non-traditional women students graduating from DCC and continuing their education at a four year institution. More information>>

Community Service Initiatives

Careers and Leadership
Goals include assisting women in developing as leaders and professionals, and providing support as they seek to advance their careers. Programming will include partnerships with local Institutional Member Colleges and Universities and other organizations throughout the community.  More information>>

Court Watch  
AAUW promotes the equitable and fair treatment of women who are victims of domestic violence.  To ensure that victims are taken seriously and receive just treatment, AAUW has created a court monitoring project composed of trained volunteers who attend Family Court sessions in order to quantify various systemic problems within the court system.  More information>>

Girls' Conference - Divas, Dreamers & Darlings
The "Live Your Dream Girls’ Conference" for 6th and 7th grade girls  encourages girls to dream big about their futures. Girls gain inspiration and build confidence through creative self-expression uplifting role models and positive team-building workshop.  Contributions are sort to enable girls to attend who might otherwise not be able to.
More information>>

Leading to Reading 
Started in 2004, the Leading to Reading project has distributed over 30,000 books to children from low and moderate income families. 
More information>>

Mothers Project
The goal of the Mothers Project is to provide parenting education, social and emotional support, and connection to community services to underserved mothers in the Poughkeepsie area.   More information>>

AAUW encourages the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  Currently Poughkeepsie Branch's efforts center on "Math Buddies" and the "Marist Liberty Partnership."  More information>>

Board Committees

Diversity and Inclusion 
The Diversity and Inclusion strives to engage women of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.  Our belief is that we must build trust across differences if we are to truly move beyond the rhetoric of acceptance.  More information>>

International Relations
There are three Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW International Initiatives.  The first focuses on women's rights around the world.  We will be implementing ways for our members to be more informed global citizens. The second organizes a trip to the Commission on the Status of Women in New York City each March.  The third is involved with the planning and executing of the celebration of International Women's Day, March 8. More information>>



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Website comments are welcome and may be directed to Mary King. This page last updated on Aug 16, 2017