Women Who Make A Difference selects awardee(s) from nominations from our AAUW Branch, government officials’ and not-for-profit organizations for the annual awards to be given to women (up to 3) who have made a difference in Transylvania County.  The criteria for the award are: demonstrates leadership; shares their knowledge and expertise; participates in community matters; dedicates their time unselfishly; serves as an inspiration to others.   Click here to view/print a copy of the application.    Women Who Make a Difference Application 

Rise and Shine Tutoring provides after school tutoring for scholars of the Rise and Shine Freedom School. 

Jeopardy brings Women in History as a Jeopardy game to 5th grade students in Transylvania County during March Women in History month.

Institute for Women in Leadership (IWIL) is a mentoring program with Brevard College that will engage young women from the IWIL program with women in Brevard (or AAUW) who can assist in developing life skills and career goals.

Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF)  The national AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund focuses on equity for women in higher education.  The Brevard Branch promotes awareness of the national AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund and makes recommendations to the board on the distribution of local funds to LAF. 

Public Policy/Voter Education acts as an advocate for AAUW’s mission of promoting equity and education for all women and recruits members to email or telephone elected officials on critical issues; communicates public policy matters in newsletter reports.  Projects include equal pay and voting process activities.


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