Action Committees

Local Action Committees are tax-deductible 501 (C) (3) Charities.

Los Gatos-Saratoga AAUW members and prospective members interested joining an Action Committee are welcome to contact the chair for more information.

Committee on Homeless Women and Children:

The Committee on Homeless Women and Children works on behalf of homeless families in Santa Clara County. The members study their needs, raise funds to help support shelter programs, emergency aid and The Georgia Travis Drop-in Center. Members may volunteer when and where needed. The Committee has one fundraiser, the annual English Tea, in the spring. The Committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m.

The Committee on Homeless Women and Children invites guests to the meetings to speak on various aspects of homelessness.

Contact:

Chair:  Nancy Anderson, Dander2567@aol.com

Legacy Advocacy Fund (LAF):

Mission: The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund provides funding and a support system for individuals seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination in education.
The legal Advocacy Fund is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. LAF was established by visionary AAUW members from the Ithaca, New York Branch who put the American Association of University Women’s mission into action. Throughout the past 25 years LAF has assisted more than 100 plaintiffs and provided 1.3 million dollars in support of cases affecting equity in education for women and girls.
Visit www.aauw.org/laf for more information on the Legal Advocacy Fund.

Local Scholarships:

The local scholarship committee raises funds to provide transfer scholarships to selected West Valley College women who are majoring in math, science, technology, engineering or related (STEM) fields, and plan to transfer to a four-year college or university. The scholarship awards vary from $1,000 to $1,500 and are paid when the students register at their chosen college or university. Communication is done by e-mail, with a meeting in person in early spring to select the recipients. Usually two are chosen, and are then invited to a spring luncheon where they will be introduced to members of the AAUW Branch.  Donations in support of these young women are always welcome and appreciated. Checks may be written to: ISPF-LosGatos-Saratoga AAUW Local Scholarship Committee.

Contact:

Chair: Marilyn Fuller, mdfuller1@aol.com
Co-Chair: Julie Stevens, stevensjuliea@gmail.com

Tech Trek:

Meet in ad hoc on a quarterly basis. Communication handled by email.
Tech Trek is a week of hands-on activities in science, math, and related fields at Stanford University. The girls interact with women whom science, mathematics and computer expertise are part of their daily lives. Interested members are invited to join the committee.

Contact:

Chair: Cynthia Miller, cynthia@koshume.com