AAUW Affiliate Agreement

In 2009 AAUW was recognized as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our new structure also includes a small 501(c)(4) entity (AAUW Action Fund) that houses our Lobby Corps and get-out-the-vote activities. Because of these changes, in order to meet IRS requirements, all AAUW branches and states must sign an AAUW affiliate agreement. The completion of an Affiliate agreement is a one-time reporting task, unless or until your status changes. Branches that have not returned their affiliate agreements are contacted directly by the AAUW national office. To return an affiliate agreement, please send via email to connect@aauw.org and via certified mail to

American Association of University Women
1310 L St. NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
Attn: Membership/Connect2AAUW Department

Without exception, every national membership organization that has local affiliates requires affiliates to sign one or more documents that are the functional equivalent of the Affiliate Agreement. Read the Memorandum from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP which summarizes the relationship that AAUW has to its states, branches, and other affiliated entities that use the AAUW name, and the necessity for AAUW and its affiliates to execute a written agreement that delineates the rights and duties of all parties (an “Affiliate Agreement”).



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