Welcome to the AAUW Rockford Branch!

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

President Karen Hoffman, VP’s Programming Marsha Ackerman and Regina Potts, VP Membership Patricia Gomez, Treasurer Katy Paterson, Secretary Tammy Schulz.

Diversity Policy 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.

AAUW-Rockford’s Purpose
To initiate positive change in the community reflecting AAUW’s goal of equity for all women and girls and lifelong education; and to contribute to AAUW’s Branch, State, and Association goals.

Rockford Area Branch’s Vision
To develop a diverse and involved membership committed to AAUW’s Mission and Purpose through programs, committee work, community engagement, working with coalitions, and the education of our membership.

The American Association of University Women was founded in 1881 by 17 women from eight colleges “for the purpose of uniting alumnae from different institutions for practical educational work…and in general for the maintenance of high standards in education.” Today more than 100,000 members in 1300 branches and representing nearly 2,000 institutions of learning, are carrying out the same purpose. The Rockford Branch was founded in 1929. Currently there are 41 branches in the State of Illinois. Visit the national website to learn more about AAUW.

 2017 Donna Joy Memorial STEM Scholarship



2016 Tip the Bartender STEM Scholarship Fundraiser

Photos and links from Addressing Water Needs around the World forum



Friday, January 27th, 12:00pm – “Let’s Do Lunch” – Baci’s Kitchen

  • Notify Regina P. if you plan to attend.

Saturday, February 11, 11:00am – Second/First Church – Potluck Luncheon

  • “Living History Portrayal of Sarah Grimke – Unlikely Abolitionist” by Amy Nyman

Saturday, March 18, 10:00am – Mary’s Market on E. State St.

  • AAUW Research Presentation – Dr. Stephanie Quinn, Rockford University

Wednesday, April 26, 6:00pm – Tavern on Clark

  • Bessica Raiche: First Woman Aviator of America (Midway Village Presentation)

Saturday, June 3, 11:00am – Forest Hills Country Club

  • Annual Meeting and Luncheon – Rep. Litesa Wallace, Speaker

Tuesday evening, July 18t, 5:00pm – 7:00pm – the University Club

  • “Tip the Bartender” Fundraiser for STEM Scholarship

Check out what’s happening at the AAUW national level. 


(Screenshot from AAUW)Don’t let stereotypes slow you down in the workplace. Learn more at the AAUW website.