The following branch members made
- A contribution to AAUW Funds during calendar year 2013 and credited to the Tar Heel Branch. (Total: $3295, highest in the state. Details on state 2013 contributions) and/or
- A contribution to the branch between 7/1/2013 and today.
Keller, Marie (Bea)
Special thanks to Dave Kirkwood, a member of the AAUW national board, whose contributions have been very significant in lifting the total and per capita figures for the branch.
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Please note that you can easily include a donation to AAUW if you renew your membership online through www.aauw.org. If you renew through the branch, you can include extra in your check or use the donate link online. Just tell us how you’d like the extra money allocated.
A goal of $1000 was set for the amount to donate to AAUW Funds by the Tar Heel Branch. Two letters with directions for giving were sent via the branch website to members urging them to support the mission and contribute in the name of the branch. The total donated was $790 by nine members and one organization. With more members, greater understanding and education we hope to reach our goal for the branch next year.
To help the branch reach its 2010-2011 and 2011 goals, please review the areas of AAUW philanthropy and consider the option to donate now.
One of the new features of this branch is that community groups (members who live near each other — perhaps in an area that had been served by a community-based branch) may band together and use AAUW’s name in their community. The Wake County group has done that to sponsor the Wake County Women’s Agenda Assembly on Jan. 29, 2011.
2011 Wake County Agenda Assembly, Peace College
A dozen branch members and a couple of other AAUW members from Wake County attended the event, the last scheduled Women’s Agenda Assembly leading up to the 2011-2012 Legislative Session. [There still may be assemblies in New Hanover, Durham and Cleveland Counties. Check www.ncwu.org for announcements.]
But branch members participated in many other Women’s Agenda Assemblies across the state — from Buncombe County (Asheville), to a “Down East” assembly serving Craven, Carteret and Pamlico counties. If you participated, please post at least your first name and the name of the event here — and it’d be great if you’d add a few comments about what you took away from the event.
AAUW NC treasurer and Tar Heel Branch member Mary Fran Schickedantz has sent the following information about branch donations to the national organization through Sept. 30.
Five members have contributed a total of $300 listing the Tar Heel Branch as their affiliation. [Members of more than one branch are asked to mark at least some of their contributions for this branch.]
Amounts contributed by fund:
- $105 to the Ann Chipley American Fellowship Endowment
- $70 to the AAUW Public Policy Fund
- $50 to the AAUW Action Fund (not tax deductible)
- $50 to the Legal Advocacy Fund
- $25 to the Lilly Ledbetter Impact Grant Giving Circle
For comparison our donations in previous calendar years were:
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If you are starting to work on your 2009 taxes, you may want to collect all the information about your donations to AAUW. For small donations, AAUW does not provide a specific receipt, but you can find detailed information on your giving history on AAUW.org in the “Member Services Database”:
- Go to www.aauw.org
- Click the “Member Center” menu item and login with your member id. [If you’ve forgotten your member id, you can find it using the id lookup form.]
- Click the “Member Services Database” link under the “Member Center” menu item.
- Login to the system. [You’ll need your member id and a password. If you haven’t set up your password, look for the “register” link, and follow the instructions. If you have trouble registering, check that the right e-mail address is on file for you and let Nancy know if it needs to be corrected. If there are other issues with registering contact email@example.com.]
- Click the “My Profile/My Membership Card” at the top of the left hand menu. You’ll see a page with a list of your contributions and your dues payments for the last 24 months.
A few reminders
- For 2009, $46 of the $49 you paid in AAUW dues is tax deductible as a charitable contribution (even though it is listed under “Dues”). The other $3 went to the AAUW Action Fund and is not tax deductible (even though it is listed under “Contributions”).
- For more about the tax deductible status of AAUW dues see this briefing on national dues.
- Dues paid to the branch ($5) and to AAUW NC ($11) are not charitable contributions, but may be deductible as professional expenses.
Feel free to post comments/questions here or on the Facebook version of this message, but please contact your tax adviser for questions specific to your own tax situation.
Of course, you are encouraged to start 2010 right! Once you are logged into the Member Services Database, check out the “Individual Contributions” menu item to see how easy it is to make a contribution to one of the AAUW funds. Thanks, all!
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Earlier this fall, branch director Pat Abell sent this message to the branch members:
Dear Tar Heel Branch Members,
I joined AAUW because I believe in the many programs that have been developed for the benefit of women and girls. I believe women should be supported to reach their full potential. With just a little help many women can complete their missions and the benefits are reaped by all.
Our support for the many worthwhile grants and scholarships of the Educational Foundation including LAF is sorely needed at this time to continue the work of the organization. You may designate how you want the money to be used. Our branch is encouraged to donate before the end of December to show our interest and to inspire other branches to contribute.
The simplest way to give it to find the large “Donate” area at aauw.org — or go directly to https://svc.aauw.org/contribute/index_aauw_donation.cfml?CorpCode=C3.
As Pat says, with your gift to AAUW you may support many different efforts.
- If you’ve no strong preference, the “general support” donations are most appreciated.
- If you’d like to learn more about the different programs, check out this diagram of the funds.
- If you’d like to support North Carolina priorities, consider –
- Fellowships > AAUW – Chipley, Ann. This will help bring the Ann Chipley Endowment, honoring a former president of AAUW NC, to the $100,000 level where it will start funding American, International, and Selected Professions fellowships.
- Research and Project Grants > NC – Charlotte Branch. This will help bring the Charlotte Branch endowment to the $35,000 level where it will start funding Community Action and Career Development Grant
For more on this year’s recipients who are studying or working in North Carolina, see www.aauwnc.org.