Start the New Year Off Right — Empower Women and Girls

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December 09, 2015

2015 is coming to a close, and we’re taking a moment to look back on everything that AAUW’s members and supporters helped accomplish for women and girls this year — as well as look ahead at all we hope to achieve in 2016.

From launching the nation’s first free, citywide salary negotiation program for women to expanding our national science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs for girls, AAUW has made great strides toward empowering women and girls in 2015 — and the credit belongs to you!

Now, you have the chance to double your impact in empowering women and girls. Thanks to the Mooneen Lecce Giving Circle, all donations made to AAUW by December 31 will be doubled, up to $40,000.

You can continue AAUW’s crucial work to empower women and girls throughout 2016. Just look at what your support has helped us accomplish together this past year:

  • We awarded more than $3.7 million in fellowships and grants to 241 women during the 2015–16 academic year.
  • We tackled the gender pay gap on a bigger scale than ever before by launching the AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation program in Boston, which will train more than 85,000 women by 2020.
  • We fought to keep students safe from harassment and assault in classrooms and on campus by pushing for enforceable regulations for the Campus SaVE Act.
  • We continued to bring women and girls into STEM fields through our AAUW National Tech Trek Program, AAUW National Tech Savvy Program, and acclaimed Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing research report.

The fight for gender equality is ongoing, and with an election year ahead, there’s so much at stake. There is no better time to join the fight by making a tax-deductible gift to AAUW today! Double your impact for women and girls. This gift-matching offer expires December 31.

Your support helped drive crucial successes in 2015. In 2016, one of our most important priorities will be preparing for the November election. We’re ramping up our election work to help young women understand what’s at stake and why their votes matter.

Many of the challenges that women and girls face will not only continue but also intensify if we don’t act. With your help, we’ll be in a strong position in 2016 to continue making America’s campuses, boardrooms, and workplaces equal playing fields for all women and girls.

Please don’t miss your chance to make your year-end contribution to AAUW go twice as far. Give today.

Our success — and the success of women and girls around the country — depend on your support. Thanks for standing with us.


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