Fundraising

AAUW Healdsburg Branch established the Healdsburg AAUW Fund, a 501(c)(3) corporation, to receive tax deductible donations. In fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, the Fund received $94,014.  This amount was lower than previous years due to the coronavirus cancelling the 2020 Homes Tour and Forum sessions.

2019-2020 Sources of Funds Pie Chart

The primary sources of fundraising are:

Healdsburg Homes Tour – AAUW Healdsburg’s annual fundraiser. Taking place on the first Sunday of May, participants have the opportunity to visit five to six unique homes in Healdsburg and relax with refreshments in the garden of one of the homes.  In addition to the tour itself, AAUW raises funds through homes’ sponsorships and program advertising

For more information, contact Julia Graves.

AAUW Forum – an educational lecture series started in winter 2014. The Forum focuses on “Building Knowledge and Enriching Thought” by offering two six-week courses each fall, winter, and spring at the Raven Theater.  In fiscal year 2020-2021, Forum courses will be held on ZOOM

For more information, contact Celeste Plaister.

Tech Trek – a week-long residential camp at Stanford University that focuses on STEM (math, science, engineering, and technology) for girls entering 8th grade.  AAUW solicits donations to sponsor 8 to 9 local girls.  Tech Trek 2020 summer camp was cancelled.

For more information, contact Barbara Epstein.

Direct donations – donations made directly to Healdsburg AAUW Fund support scholarships for women and girls and grants for local education programs.

For more information, contact Barbara Epstein.

eScrip program – participating merchants contribute a percentage of our members’ or supporters’ purchases to Healdsburg AAUW Fund. eScrip participating businesses include Oliver’s Market, several Healdsburg restaurants, and online purchases from many national chains. There is no cost for you to participate. For information on the eScrip program and how to sign up, go to eScrip.com.

AmazonSmile – when you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same prices, selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Healdsburg AAUW Fund. To sign-up, go to smile.amazon.com. On your first visit, select Healdsburg AAUW Fund as your organization from the drop-down menu to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. You will use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile and your Amazon settings will not change.  There is no cost for you to participate.