Action Committees

You may contact a Board member if you wish to donate to these programs or assist in fund raising.

Legacy Advocacy Fund (LAF)

Mission: The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund provides funding and a support system for individuals seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination in education.
The legal Advocacy Fund is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. LAF was established by visionary AAUW members from the Ithaca, New York Branch who put the American Association of University Women's mission into action. Throughout the past 25 years LAF has assisted more than 100 plaintiffs and provided 1.3 million dollars in support of cases affecting equity in education for women and girls.
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Committee on Homeless Women and Children

The Committee on Homeless Women and Children works on behalf of homeless families in Santa Clara County. The members study their needs, raise funds to help support shelter programs, emergency aid and The Georgia Travis Drop-in Center. Members may volunteer when and where needed. The Committee has one fundraiser, the annual English Tea, in the spring. The Committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 3:00 p.m. Speakers on various aspects of homelessness are invited to speak at these meetings.
Sumi Tanabe, Chair,
Marilyn Fuller, Co-Chair,