Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.
In Durango, we know we live in the best place in the world, and we know that we have a responsibility to aid young women. Working closely with Fort Lewis College (FLC) and the FLC Foundation, we award two endowed scholarships each year and are raising money for a third. Also in conjunction with FLC, we support the attendance of two young FLC students to attend the annual National Conference of College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL). The photo is of 2015 NCCWSL attendee Nicole Lovato. We also support the fellowships and advocacy projects of the national organization. We accomplish all of this while enjoying the fellowship of like-minded friends in various activities such as interest groups, monthly birthday luncheons, and annual fund-raising luncheons celebrating a local author.