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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.

March Branch Meeting

 Tuesday, March 26th, 11:30 – 1:00

Famous Toastery Restaurant 

 “Women’s Voices on the Radio”

We’re honored to have a well-known Blue Ridge Public Radio (NPR) speaker for our March program, Ms. Barbara Sayer.  Many of you will recognize her voice, and know she’s a woman of influence at the local NPR station here in western North Carolina.  But you may not know she’s their Program Director, and makes daily decisions on station content.

Please check your email on March 11th for reservation information

Branch Meeting–New Venue

We’ve found a new venue offering meal choices, ambiance, and plenty of parking!  Though the First Baptist Church was centrally located, we listened to many members who felt parking was inadequate and wanted more choice of meals. So please join us for the March 26 and April 23rd branch meetings to see for yourself. Our new meeting location is the Famous Toastery Restaurant4 South Tunnel Rd., across from the Asheville Mall.  It’s at the opposite end of the Whole Foods Market; turn left when you get into the shopping area, and you’ll see the the Famous Toastery Restaurant down at the end of the strip.


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.