Cordy Galligan

Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Cordy Galligan is the vice president of Marketing and Communications and has over 20 years’ experience in fundraising and event planning in the nonprofit sector. After graduating first in her class and Phi Beta Kappa at Catholic University, Cordy initially went into the banking industry but soon transferred to managing regional operations for some of Washington, D.C.’s top staffing firms. Her passion for animals led her to create and secure funding for a nonprofit animal rescue group. She segued from this work into freelancing as a fundraiser and event planner for area nonprofits. After a stint at the American Medical Student Association she landed at AAUW (and started the week the stock market crashed in September 2008, a less than auspicious time for business development!). Cordy is most comfortable on stage and has performed in local theater in addition to being a wedding singer. Right now she’s happy to be part of an organization that impacts every family in America and enjoys her work to broaden the AAUW audience.

Work by cordygalligan

Programs in a Box Directory

AAUW’s online Programs in a Box (PIABs) offer members ideas and instructions for mission-based activities. Each Program in a Box outlines the “what, why, and how” to implement a program. Read more »

Resource   |   July 16, 2016
2016 State Convention PowerPoint, One AAUW: Changing the Climate for Women and Girls

Use These Presentations to Inspire Your Branch: Change the Climate for Women and Girls

Missed your state convention this year? Stay up to date on how One AAUW continues to change the climate for women and girls. Read more »

Resource   |   May 19, 2016

How to Secure Excellent Speakers for Free

Whether you’re on a tight budget or have no available budget at all, here are some resources to help you secure free and excellent speakers for your gatherings. Read more »

Resource   |   November 16, 2015

Leadership Redefined: Life Lessons from the 2016 Women of Distinction

WOD-105Leaders aren’t born; they’re made. Watch today’s women of distinction inspire tomorrow’s women leaders at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), America’s premier college women’s leadership conference. This video contains highlights from the always-inspiring Women of Distinction ceremony.

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Resource   |   November 04, 2015

Video: Some kinds of climate change can be good!

A climate change in our cultural attitudes toward women is desperately needed. We need the climate to change for women in boardrooms, college campuses, and in politics. This video shows that climate change to fight injustices against women and girls can be a good thing.

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Resource   |   September 23, 2015

Share the “One AAUW” Video with Your Branch

We have much more work to do. And no other organization is better positioned than AAUW to pave the way for the next level of women’s achievement.

Video length: 00:16:03

Abridged version: 00:05:45

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Resource   |   May 07, 2015
American Flag over US Capitol

Rally Your Branches to Vote and Win a Flag Flown Over the U.S. Capitol

The first 25 branches to have 75 percent or more of eligible voters cast votes in the national election will win a flag that has been flown over the U.S. Capitol. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 13, 2015
Women's Rights Module with Logos

Women, Their Rights, and Nothing Less: Spread Women’s History in Your Local Schools

Use this Program in a Box to collaborate with schools and bring women’s history to life in local classrooms with the Women, Their Rights, and Nothing Less online learning module. The learning tool was built by the innovative Newseum in Washington, D.C., and includes materials from AAUW’s archives. Women, Their Rights, and Nothing Less investigates the suffragists’ pioneering use of First Amendment freedoms and connects women’s fight for the vote to contemporary issues. Read more »

Resource   |   January 06, 2015

Save on Car Insurance and Support AAUW at the Same Time!

What if I told you that you could get a discount on your coverage and give back to AAUW programs at the same time? Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   November 14, 2014

Should You Go to Grad School?

You’re already in debt for your undergraduate degree, and the thought of taking on two more years’ worth of loans is hardly appealing. So, is grad school the right decision, and if so, how do you get into the best program for you? Read more »

Article   |   October 16, 2014