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AAUW Asheville

Founded March 17, 1915 | Fourth Oldest Branch in North Carolina

The Asheville branch of AAUW traces its history from 1915 when sixteen local women college graduates organized what would locally become AAUW Asheville.  Its work in Asheville has been ongoing and influential in the community, nation, and world, assisting women through such related projects as refugee relief and improvement of public schools. Its history is replete with names of local women who made significant inroads for women and girls.  Learn more about our history, projects, and interest and study groups, review our latest branch news, or contact us at ashevilleaauw@gmail.com to see how we can work together to advance education and equity for all women and girls.

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

Statement of Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We recognize that differences in age, race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, physical ability, thinking style and background bring richness to our organization.

We are committed to being an organization that reflects and understands the population it serves – members and the community at large. As such, we will foster diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our activities – membership, volunteers, programs, speakers and projects.

December Friend-raiser

Our annual Friend-Raiser will be held at the Monte Vista Hotel in Black Mountain on Thursday, December 4th, from 3:00 to 5:00.  This is the perfect opportunity to invite a friend who is interested in learning about AAUW.  We will have coffee, tea, hors d’oeuvres and desserts.   If you have holiday cookies to share, they will be welcome! There will be a cash bar.

The Hotel will be decorated for the holidays with Christmas trees donated by local merchants and lots of local art.  It is located at 308 W. State Street (Rte.70) – easy to find and plenty of parking.  Take Exit 64 from Rte 40 East into Black Mountain, left onto W. State at the corner by Tyson’s Furniture.  Monte Vista Hotel is in the third block, on the right.

Cost is $20 per member and one guest.  Additional guests and spouses are $20 each.

Reservations: call or email Karen Mauro at ktminnc@gmail.com or 828-891-5963

Deadline for reservations: Wednesday, Nov. 26

Don’t forget to bring a children’s book for the mothers’ reading program (see the December newsletter, page 2, for details).