Fond du Lac WI

Fond du Lac Branch

We meet once a month from September to May. For programs see  programs bar.     New members are always welcome. Besides the programs and book sale members were also involved in candidates forums and anti-human trafficking programs.

Fond du Lac Branch AAUW History

The Fond du Lac Branch of AAUW began on February 25, 1922 with 53 charter members. Programs that year addressed equal rights, child labor, the addition of a Secretary of Education to the President’s cabinet, and universal health training in the schools.

Education for women has always been a focus of the group. Since 1929 the group has given generously to Fellowships which are administered by the national AAUW. One of the fellowships was established to honor Frances Perkins, our first Branch president.

Assistance for local young women attending college began in 1922 with a loan program which soon changed to scholarships. The first style show in Fond du Lac was held to raise money. Style shows and many other money making projects continued to fund local scholarships and national fellowships.

For many years the branch brought children’s theater productions to the community. Many community projects have been supported over the years and sometimes AAUW has provided the spark which resulted in groups which still continue: the local Community Theater, the Artists’ Association, the Adult Literacy program, to name a few. It has given scholarships for students to attend a variety of summer programs to foster leadership skills and expand academic interests.

AAUW’s accomplishments in 2016

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to look back AAUW’s achievements which is the ultimate hard work of all of our members and supporters. Without their support, the success of the last year would not have been possible.

  • 200,000+ messages went out to state and federal legislators.
  • 6 states passed new equal pay laws in 2016.
  • 714 resource guides were delivered to Title IX coordinators in 29 states.
  • 2,200 signatures collected on AAUW’s petition urging Anheuser-Busch to sign the White House Equal Pay Pledge.
  • 44 years of Title IX celebrated with Senator Harry Reid.
  • 900+ get-out-the-vote events organized by members in 46 states.
  • 19 AAUW members were elected to state legislatures.
  • 12,000 young women and girls were empowered through AAUW’s leadership programs.
  • 11,460 women learned to ask for the salary they deserve through AAUW salary workshop negotiations

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105-year-old AAUW member Martha Ann on Women’s rights

AAUW member Martha Ann Miller. Photo credit: Hannah Golden.

Martha Ann has witnessed crucial milestones in women’s equality from women’s right to vote in November 1920 to name of the first woman on the presidential ballot in November 2016. When Miller was entering the workforce in the 1930s, sexism and inequality were prevalent.Throughout Miller’s membership, AAUW has supported equal pay legislation, women in politics, equal representation of both men and women and many more programs.

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AAUW Annual 2017 Art Contest


Showcase your talent by entering this exciting art competition. The six winning entries will be featured in a collection of note cards mailed to AAUW members in the spring.

Submission Deadline– January 31, 2017

Voting period – February 6–28

Winner announcement – Early March

Click here to learn more and submit your work.


Yahoo, eBay among Newest Companies to Sign White House Equal Pay Pledge

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, named after a woman who discovered her employer was paying her less than here male counterparts, is law that ensures fair pay for all Americans. To further advance equal pay, the White House challenged American businesses to take the Equal Pay Pledge. Several U.S. top companies such as Airbnb, Amazon, Staples etc. have come together in support of advancing equal pay. On December 7, 2016, the 44 additional companies including Yahoo, eBay, AT&T etc. signed the pledge.

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Online book disucssion with the author of Florynce ‘Flo’ Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Date : February 9, 2017
Time: 7:30–8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Online (You just need to register.)
Cost: Free
Author : Sherie M. Randolph

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Online book discussion with Linda Hirshman, author of Sisters in Law


Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

Date : March 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Online (You just need to register.)
Cost: Free

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