About Us

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

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

AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.

Schaumburg Area Branch Strategic Plan

The Schaumburg Area, Illinois Branch goals for 2019-2020 support the AAUW Mission and the AAUW Strategic Initiatives. Our goals to support this mission within the AAUW strategic initiatives include:

Education & Training

Public Policy awareness; including advocacy and action for pay equity
Support STEM and similar initiatives

Economic Security

Financial support of AAUW funds
Funding of the Audrey Tjepkema Memorial Harper Scholarship


Expand visibility for AAUW in the community with participation or support in community events
Branch participation at Regional conventions, District 5 meetings, and AAUW virtual events

Governance & Sustainability