We have an exciting program STARTING ON NOVEMBER 19TH about The AAUW FUND and are lucky to have Sharon Westafer, chair of the AAUW CA Fund Committee, help us to better understand the “new” AAUW Fund and why contributing NOW is so important. Sharon will be available from NOVEMBER 19-20.
Our guest expert for this program, Sharon Westafer, is a 5th generation Californian who was born and raised in Auburn. She has degrees in social work and nursing and is a retired registered nurse who enjoys reading, travel, cooking and walking. A dual member and past president of the Stockton and Long Beach branches, she now serves as a member of the AAUW National Fund Raising committee, Director on the AAUW CA state board and chair of the AAUW CA Fund committee, Co-chair of the Long Beach branch STEM career conference and member of the Long Beach branch scholarship selection committee and Tech Trek committees. She is also membership vice president for one of her local library’s Friends of the Library.
Some of the areas Sharon will be covering will be: an overview/history of the Fund; “One AAUW”; the new “Charting the Course” Campaign, and how to donate online.
Also participating will be 2015-2016 Career Development Grant Recipient Alejandra Rosas. She has recently moved to Southern CA and is pursuing a master’s degree in communication at Johns Hopkins University via the Internet! A multimedia editor and videographer at Volunteers of America, she captures and shares the stories of individuals living on the margins of society. She hopes to continue working in film and video production, expanding her abilities as a storyteller and producer of meaningful content.
Alejandra travels a lot and will be sharing her experience as a grant recipient and what’s it’s like to live an “online life.”
Anyone who was subscribed to the September program on AAUW’s Solving the Equation will remain subscribed to this program. If anyone not currently subscribed to the program email list wishes to join this program, please contact Communications Chair Sandy Hansen before the program BEGINS ON NOV. 19TH. Tremayne Parquet at the national office plans to subscribe to this program.
Please feel free to participate and ask questions!
Here are some useful links to review prior to the NOV. 19 program:
Overview of Funding & Awards: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/
Diagram and explanation of AAUW’s “One Fund” http://www.aauw.org/files/2014/11/The-AAUW-Fund-Diagram.pdf
Explanation of the new Charting the Course Campaign http://www.aauw.org/chartingthecourse/
Description of the Legal Advocacy Fund http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/legal-resources/