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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.

December Branch Event


Friend Raiser for AAUW Asheville

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


10,000 Villages in Downtown Asheville

10 College Street

Across from Pritchard Park and nextto Tupelo Honey

This is a perfect opportunity to introduce potential members to our

organization and to enjoy the company of current members.

We will have food and wine catered by

Anne Gibson, a former GEM Scholar from AB Tech Culinary School.

Cost is $10 at door (exact change appreciated) for members, with

one guest at no charge.  Additional guests and spouses are $10


15% of any items purchased from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9th will be

donated to GEM during this holiday shopping benefit.  Please

mention AAUW/GEM at checkout.

Please RSVP to Barbara Robinson

baritar16@gmail.com or call 828-230-7113


Don’t forget to bring a children’s book for the Mothers’ Reading Program at the Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women.  Call Marilyn Kolton at 828-259-9461  LDWMKD@aol.com for further information.

November Branch Meeting

Speaker:  Chaplain Carol Sasser Dalton
Ministry of Hope
Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St., Asheville, 28801
( 3rd Floor Dining Room)

11:30 Branch Meeting followed by Lunch and Speaker

RSVP:  Susan Grabel  susangrabel2@gmail.com
or 828-505-3826  NO LATER THAN NOV. 21st!

Please note:  You may attend the meeting without having lunch.  However, members who reserve lunch but do not attend still owe $12.  AAUW is responsible for all ordered lunches.


Asheville Branch Centennial

On March 27,1915 sixteen progressive alumnae formed our branch, now one of the largest and oldest in the state. Our historically impressive works and members were showcased during 2015 as we celebrated ten decades of continued good deeds for city and county residents. 

With nearly 170 members, the Asheville Branch is the largest in the state.  A chart on the AAUW NC website shows membership numbers for all North Carolina branches:

More about AAUW Asheville’s first hundred years:   AAUW Avl History

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.