AAUW Needs Your Help! Support the Greatest Needs Fund

At the State Leadership Meeting in June 2019, the board of AAUW-TN established a statewide challenge to raise $12,000 this year to support Greatest Needs. AAUW-TN made a one-time donation to Greatest Needs in the amount of $2,000 to match any and all donations by branches and members. So far, the Murfreesboro branch has made a donation in the amount of $1,400. As of October 1, 2019 we are 28% of the way to meeting our goal!

What is the AAUW Greatest Needs Fund? Every gift to AAUW national has an impact—but your dollars go furthest when they support funds critical to our mission. Our strategic plan lays out a bold vision for the future. By giving to the AAUW Greatest Needs Fund or our strategic focus areas, you can make that vision a reality. A donation to the Greatest Needs Fund will help us expand our highly successful, community-based, mission-driven programs, such as Start Smart, Work Smart and the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL); conduct groundbreaking research; and launch innovative initiatives to help women and girls thrive.

What can you and your branch do? Your branch can establish an amount to donate or raise funds to get us closer to our goal of $12,000. Some branches are holding a Greatest Needs fundraiser as part of a regular meeting.

Donate $30 per member gift for Greatest Needs Funds. Shift the giving from fellowships and grants/LAF to Greatest Needs.

  • Donate directly by credit card at aauw.org/contribute
  • Donate by check made to AAUW with “Greatest Needs” note to branch Treasurer
  • All donations are tax-deductible

Last year, members and branches contributed a little over $10,000, and slightly more than half of that amount ($5,600) went to the Greatest Needs fund.

By joining forces, we can meet our $12,000 goal for funding the Greatest Needs this year. Everyone plays a role, members, branches and the state organization.

Thank you for helping support AAUW through your gift!

Sherry B. Scott, AAUW-TN Development Chair