Promote National AAUW’s priorities of advocacy and education on a local level through newsletter articles on AAUW public policy priorities, legal advocacy, or national grant recipients. Other activities could include participating in voter registration drives at the high schools or Gavilan College, creating programs around national AAUW public policy priorities, assisting with candidate forums, etc. Read more about advocacy at a branch level.
Help with our annual entry in Morgan Hill’s parade. Activities could include submitting the application, decorating cars, helping with the music or choreography, or just joining us, marching in the parade.
As part of our annual Wildflower Fund fundraising drive, we solicit corporate sponsors for the Wildflower Run. Corporate sponsorships make up a significant part of the money raised each year and are critical to our fundraising success. The corporate sponsor committee has a well structured fundraising approach that has been refined over the years, and they would love to have you as part of the team!
Participate in the process of selecting scholarship winners from Morgan Hill. Scholarships are awarded to students graduating from high school, students re-entering education after an absence, students pursuing a healthcare related degree such as nursing, and a college student to attend a national leadership conference (NCCWSL). Follow-up “Keeping In Touch” grants are also awarded to previous scholarship winners. Members are needed to participate in each of these selection processes.
Mentor young women leaders in our community by supporting AAUW MH’s annual Future Women Leaders Conference or by helping with a Women’s Advocacy Club (WAC) at one of the local high schools. We also fund a local college student to attend the annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).
This is AAUW Morgan Hill’s only fundraiser. Funds raised go toward local scholarships and programs, Tech Trek, Speech Trek, Community Action Grants, participation by our members in Leadership Morgan Hill, and national AAUW programs such as graduate fellowships and legal advocacy. All members are strongly encouraged to volunteer and contribute to this wonderful community event. Either just volunteer on race day or take a more active leadership role as the chair of one of the many committees needed to ensure the success of this event. Go to Wildflower Fund Committees to get an idea of the various roles that need to be filled.