About Us

A Proud Heritage

AAUW was created in 1881 by 17 women graduates dedicated to helping other women obtain higher education. Today, as a national organization of more than 165,000 members and supporters, AAUW has become a force in the fight for equity for women. Our local contributions to AAUW Funds go to support plaintiffs in cases involving pay equity or sexual discrimination. Nationally our members worked tirelessly for passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and we celebrated on March 7 when President Barak Obama signed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), a law we lobbied and fought for on behalf of abused women.

The spirit of those young women in 1881 lives on in our Medford Branch. We are proud of the scholarships we have awarded to the women of Jackson County, the Fellowships and Memorial Funds we have established and the many hours we’ve devoted to helping the women and young people of the community. But we also enjoy our social activities—we have fun!

The Medford Branch offers:

A group of educated women and men with diverse backgrounds and experiences
Informative and stimulating programs
More than a dozen interest groups covering a wide range of topics and activities
Several events geared to raising money for national fellowships, local scholarships, and recognition of secondary school girls involved in STEM courses
Community outreach activities
Membership in national and state AAUW organizations

We welcome new members and we invite YOU to JOIN US!