AAUW is proud to launch a new major donor recognition program for our highest level of individual philanthropists. AAUW Champions for Women and Girls are generous donors dedicated to empowering, engaging, inspiring, and preparing women and girls to meet the obstacles and issues facing them today and in the future.

The AAUW Champions for Women and Girls program recognizes individuals who have made a significant financial commitment to advancing equity. The Champions program honors donors who annually give single or cumulative gifts of $5,000 or above. Multiyear commitments are encouraged to support deeper investments in our programs.

Champions will be recognized in five levels:

Bronze: $5,000–9,999
Silver: $10,000–19,999
Gold: $20,000–29,999
Platinum: $30,000–49,999
Diamond: $50,000 and up

Champions Ambassadors

AAUW Champions ambassadors are philanthropic leaders across the country who serve as the faces and voices of the program.

Meet our ambassadors:

Marla Kim Benziger,
Deerfield, Illinois
Carol Newnam,
Venice, Florida
Liz Bathgate,
Castro Valley, California
Diane Patton,
Ames, Iowa
Judy Horan,
Corona, California
Ruth Sweetser,
Lombard, Illinois
Karen Kirkwood,
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Neola Waller,
Virginia Beach, Virginia

How Do You Reach This Level?

All annual cumulative and single gifts totaling $5,000 or more from an individual to AAUW make you a Champion.

Become a Champion today and be a philanthropic visionary to ensure women and girls reach their highest potential!

Questions? Please contact giving@aauw.org.

These contributions “allow us to invest in programs for women and girls that reflect our core values and are imperative to the continued growth and success of the nation.”
—Former AAUW Board of Directors member Rebecca Norlander

Become a Champion