About Us

We are proud to be a 3 star branch in the AAUW 5 Star Recognition program.

Our Strategic Plan 2020-2021

AAUW History

Founded in 1959, AAUW West Chester-Chester Co., PA Branch, located in Southeastern PA, was organized by faculty from West Chester University (formerly West Chester State Teachers College) and community leaders.

Since its first meeting in 1881, AAUW has been a catalyst for change. Today, with more than 100,000 members, 1,000 branches, and 500 college and university partners, AAUW contributes to a more promising future and provides a powerful voice for women and girls—a voice that cannot and will not be ignored.

AAUW Mission…

  • AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW Value Promise…

  • By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

AAUW Diversity Statement…

  • In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class.

Our Mission Statement…

    • Actively recruit members who support AAUW goals.
    • Nurture these members through Special Interest Groups, through monthly meetings with intellectual and social merit, and through member support.
    • Sponsor at least one project per year with volunteers and with funds to promote AAUW / Branch goals.
    • Sponsor at least one local scholarship per year for a nontraditional student.
    • Support programs for training and self-development of Branch members to promote AAUW goals.
    • Raise funds through community projects and member gifts to support AAUW goals.

      Top: Co-Presidents Anne Anderko and Janet Kane, Co-Vice Top: President for Programs Barbara Lathroum,Recording Secretary Diane Dougherty, Bottom: Co-Vice Pressident for Membership Patricia Schultz, Corresponding Secretary Carol Haaf, Treasurer Susan DeGeorge. Missing: Co-Vice President for Programs Jean Speiser and Co-Vice President for Membership Susan Skiles

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Anne Anderko
Janet Kane

Co-Vice Presidents – Program
Barbara Lathroum
Jean Speiser

Co-Vice Presidents – Membership 
Patricia Schultz
Susan Skiles

Financial Officer
Susan DeGeorge

Carol Haaf
Diane Dougherty

Scholarship Coordinators
Diane Dougherty
Deb Liczwek


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