AAUW Funds

Ann Richards
AAUW-Texas established a new Education Foundation fellowship fund in honor of former Governor Ann Richards.
COMMEMORATIVE PIN: Donors of $100 (or more) will receive a beautiful Texas lone star on a field of red, white and blue, and philanthropy recognition for their Branch. Richards. In October, 2008, the AAUW EF board approved the Ann Richards American Fellowship and assigned fund number 4324.

American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. One-year postdoctoral research leave fellowships, dissertation fellowships, and summer/short-term research publication grants are offered.

Designate AAUW Funds Contributions

Designate your branch and/or individual AAUW Funds contributions to fund # 4324. Our commitment is to reach the American Fellowship level of $200,000, after which this fund will become part of a long—since 1888—and illustrious history of women supporting women to achieve their academic and professional goals.

Within the first 9 months, AAUW Texas members raised more than 10% of the total needed, but we have a long way and a shorter time.

Checks are written to AAUW Funds with the memo line designating fund #4324. The check may be sent via local AAUW branches, via the AAUW Texas Education Foundation VP or directly to National AAUW. A branch will receive credit if the AAUW Contribution Report Form is used and the branch affiliation is indicated at the bottom. At the top, iIn the FELLOWSHIPS drop down box, select “TX – Ann Richards”

If member is unable to locate the Ann Richards fellowship in a drop down box or if a non-member wishes to make a contribution to this fellowship, call the Development line at             202-728-3307      . All credit cards are accepted by phone and it will be processed.

Ann Richards

Her career path and achievements meshed with AAUW’s mission: teacher, political activist, county commissioner, state treasurer (first woman elected to statewide office in more than fifty years), a candidate who appealed to suburban voters as well as to the traditional Democratic base, and then governor. Although officially she was the second woman to hold Texas’ top office, Richards is considered the first woman elected governor in her own right.

In the fall of 2007, the Austin Independent School District opened The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, a college preparatory school for girls. The Ann Richards School started with 6th – 8th grades, and will add a grade each year, graduating the first 12th grade class in 2013.

For more of Ann Richards’ history, see her wiki entry

Giving unrestricted gifts to AAUW Funds (#9110) is the best way to provide general support to AAUW, our 501(c)(3) organization, where it is most needed for charitable programs. We also make it possible for you to restrict your tax-deductible gifts to specific funds or programs. By giving unrestricted gifts to AAUW Funds (#9110), you receive the benefit of a tax-deduction, and you make it possible to respond to the most urgent needs and greatest opportunities to break through educational and economic barriers — and you make the biggest impact on women and girls who are working for their fair chance. Read frequently asked questions on supporting AAUW programs or see the AAUW Funds diagram for more information.

The following funds are supported with unrestricted gifts to AAUW Funds (#9110):

The Legal Advocacy Fund (#3999) supports the protection of the legal rights of those who are facing discrimination.

The Educational Opportunities Fund (#4336) supports educational and lifelong learning opportunities that give women a chance for a lifetime of success.

The Public Policy Fund (#4337) supports advocacy for public policies and laws that are fair to women.

The Eleanor Roosevelt Fund (#9170) supports AAUW research to provide analysis, data, and accurate information about issues that are important to women and girls.

The Leadership Programs Fund (#4339) supports programs that develop women’s potential to lead in their schools, communities, and country.

Gifts to all of these funds are tax deductible.

Please make all checks payable to AAUW Funds. If you prefer to restrict your gift to a specific fund, please indicate the name or number of the fund in the memo section of your check or any accompanying document and mail to AAUW, P.O. Box 98045, Washington, DC 20090-8045. Or you can contribute online using our secure website.