The AAUW Fund is a general fund for unrestricted gifts, which are used when and where they are most needed. By donating to the AAUW Fund, you are helping incubate and grow AAUW’s highly successful community-based, mission-driven programs, such as Tech Trek and Tech Savvy, Start Smart and Work Smart, the Legal Advocacy Fund, the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, the AAUW National Convention, research, and other initiatives. In the past, AAUW’s national membership dues covered the costs of managing and running mission-based programs, but program costs have risen annually. AAUW national membership dues cover just 30 percent of the funds needed to support the mission-based programs and advocacy efforts that are fundamental to AAUW’s ongoing effectiveness.
Local Program Fund – Our local program fund allows your AAUW Vero Beach Board of Directors to fund programs that help women and girls in Indian River County. For more information about the local program fund, Click here. Here’s a graphic of the programs we have funded and volunteered for in the past.
Scholarship Fund – Although our local scholarships are paid from the Local Program Fund, many of our members like to fund scholarships alone. Contributing to the Scholarship Fund enables you to fund two types of scholarships: those for women who have received their AA degree and are going on to a BA, and those for women earning their Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) degree through the REACH program at the Economic Opportunity Council of Indian River County.
Amazing Grant Recipients during the Last Ten Years!
Career Development Grants
2017-2018: Marcia Brito seeking MA in Visual Arts at Jacksonville University
2015-2016: Bansi Shah seeking MBA at Harvard University
2013-2014: Anita Pena-Roque seeking MPH in Health and Medical Sciences at the U of South FL
2012-2013: Iniobong Okon seeking MS in Health Services Administration at the U of Central FL
2011-2012: Felecia Theune seeking MS Ed in Education at the University of Miami
2010-2011: Jessica Kennedy seeking MH Sc for Anesthesiologist assistant at Nova SE University
Community Action Grants
2016-2017: (1 year) Anne Bubriski at the University of Central Florida
2014-2015: (1 year) Alma Venisee at Investing in Our Youth
2009-2010: (2 years) Shelli Siebert for the : Georgia Women of Achievement
2008-2009: (2 years) Judi Woods for Footsteps to the Future, Inc, Ft. Myers, FL