About Us

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.

These women founded the AAUW in 1881.

AAUW encourages diversity and embraces the following statement:   In principle and 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.

Branch Presidents

Year Branch President
2020-2021 Kathy Garfinkle
2019-2018 Kathy McDonald
2018-2017 Elaine Wong-Eakin
2017-2016 Elaine Wong-Eakin
2016-2015 Kathy Bray, Steve Cho
2015-2014 Randy Fewel, Kathy Bray, Steve Cho
2014-2013 Marylouise Bailey, Linda Pearson

Honorary Life Members

Judy Colby
Caroline Johnston
Margaret Kingery
Lulu Levy
Janice Longo
Joyce Ruiz
Judy Wolff
Robin Worthington

About Us

Local:  The Fremont Branch of the American Association of University Women is an active group with many projects and events.  Every activity is designed to be fun and to relate to our mission statement.  As educated women and men we recognize our powerful voice in the community and choose projects which will impact the community in a positive way.   Join our growing membership and become part of our sisterhood.

The Branch History page discusses our History and lists some of our outstanding past leaders.

State:  The American Association of University Women of California has over fourteen thousand members in local branches, and college and university partner members.  We have an annual state convention, regional training events, and receive updates on legislative activities.

National:  Fremont Branch is a part of the American Association of University Women, headquartered in Washington, D.C.  National policy is set at this level.  When one of our members moves from our Fremont Branch, she soon feels at home anywhere in the US by using the Association database to find an AAUW branch in her new community.

Many of our local members are also members of the International Federation of University Women.

The AAUW Officials page lists AAUW State and National Offices and Officials.

The Elected Representatives page lists our State and National Elected Representatives.


Membership Application:   If you wish to join the Fremont AAUW, print the Membership Application, fill it out and mail it to us at the address on the application.  We will welcome you as a member.

Donations:  AAUW will be sponsoring fundraisers throughout the year and we would appreciate your participation.    Events are planned to benefit one of the several programs that the support Mission Statement.  You may also make a donation at any time and designate that it go to any of the activities described further on the Activities Page.

Make all checks payable to “Fremont AAUW” and annotate the check as follows:

  • Education Foundation – Write “Education Foundation” in the “For” space on the check.
  • Legal Advocacy Fund – Write “LAF” in the “For” space on the check.
  • Local Scholarships – Write “Local Scholarships” in the “For” space on the check.
  • Tech Trek – Write “Tech Trek” in the “For” space on the check.

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Contact Email: AAUWFremontBranch@gmail.com