AAUW holds annual fundraising holiday luncheon

Stuffing red letter envelopes.

Barbara Stewart

The Southeast Branch chapter of The American Association of University Women (AAUW) held its annual Fund Raising Holiday Luncheon on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Cottonwood Country Club in the Saguaro Room. This “Red Envelope” event is held every year to collect funds to present grants to women in graduate and post graduate work for research and community action.

The menu included Chinese chicken salad and lemon meringue pie. The tables were decorated with Christmas Birdhouses by our own artist Sharon Gale. After the luncheon, these birdhouses were actioned off to increase revenue for the grants.

Guest Speaker for the event was Michelle Traveler. Michelle was the first coordinator of the Maricopa Community College Women Rising Program prior to securing a full-time faculty position at Mesa Community college. We were entertained by the Dobson High School Madrigal Singers.

Since 1881, The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW has a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches and 600 college/university institutional partners. AAUW is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women. The AAUW invites all who hold an associate or higher degree from an accredited college or university to join.

For further information on this program or membership, go to http://southeastvalley-az.aauw.net.