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 firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can work together to advance education and equity for all women and girls.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
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
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.