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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.

September 2018 Gathering


Our first AAUW meeting of the year will be a PICNIC in the PARK

SUNDAY Sept. 9th, 2018

3 PM til  6 PM

West Asheville’s Don Gassaway Park at

11 Vermont Ave. in West Asheville

Bring a friend or significant other, a comfy chair, a dish to share,

And join us for some music, laughs and your summer fun stories.

Easy access from I-240 and I-26:

From the north or east

  • take I-240 west across Bowen Bridge to exit 2, Haywood Rd.
  • Go right (west) on Haywood Rd. .8 miles to Vermont Ave.
  • Left onto Vermont

From the south

  • take I-26 west (towards TN ),
  • get off at exit 1A–Brevard Rd./SR 119.
  • Go west onto Brevard Rd. towards West Asheville .6 miles to Davenport Ave.
  • Left onto Davenport for .3 miles,
  • then left again directly into the park on Vermont.

Please bring a dish to share, enough for 8 people:

  • If your last name begins with A through K bring a main dish & spoon to serve it
  • If you last name begins with L through R bring an appetizer or salad
  • If you last name begins with S through Z bring a dessert
  • Drinks and tableware will be provided

Reservations :  Barbara Robinson—- baritar16@gmail.com

OR call me @ 828-230-7113

END DATE to reserve a seat Wed, Sept. 5



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.