About Us

AAUW Mission

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

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AAUW Value Promise

By joining AAUW, we belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. The AAUW Value Promise is our statement of commitment to ourselves, as AAUW members, and to those who would join our AAUW community, about the essential value of our membership.

Vision

AAUW will be a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.

AAUW Maryville Branch

AAUW Maryville Branch usually meets on the third Monday of the month, although special activities may be planned for other days. If you are interested in meeting new people and share a commitment to the future of women and girls, we invite you to join us at one of our meetings.

AAUW Maryville Branch, formed in 1942, is a network of people who seek to shape a better future for women and girls. The branch has a long history of service to Blount County. Early projects included funding reading programs and free music lessons. A donation from the branch established the Agnes Thornton Byrd Memorial Award at Maryville College. Recent branch activities include sponsoring Sister-to-Sister Summits, Women’s History Month activities, and a Woman-to-Woman Voter Turnout Campaign.

By joining AAUW, we belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

National AAUW

AAUW is a national organization of 170,000 members and supporters whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Membership is open to anyone holding an associate’s (or equivalent, e.g. RN), bachelor’s, or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

When a Harvard physician claimed, more than a century ago, that higher education jeopardized women’s health, AAUW conducted research that proved he was wrong. When the number of female college students grew, AAUW funded fellowships to support them. When girls and boys were treated differently in school, AAUW research put gender bias on the national agenda.

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Branch History