Thank you and congratulations to the members of AAUW California for your generous donations. 2016 was a record-breaking year. The AAUW Fund received $1,958,609.27 from California members and branches! This was in large part due to $1,326.646.53 donated to Tech Trek. We know there are many worthwhile organizations to which one can donate money, and we appreciate that you choose AAUW when making your decisions.
See below for more information on contribution details including major donors and per capita giving to Funds.
- AAUW Fund Major Donors
- AAUW Funds Top Branches
- Per Capita Contributions to AAUW Funds
- AAUW California State Named Gift Honorees 2016-2017
2016 AAUW California Named Gift Honoree
The State Named Gift Award is the highest award given by AAUW California, other than having a fellowship or grant named in one’s honor. This award is given to recognize an AAUW member who has done outstanding work to promote the programs and goals of the AAUW Fund and/or AAUW California.
Ruth Rafello, a member of the Half Moon Bay branch, is this year’s Named Gift Honoree. Ruth was honored at her branch’s 50th-anniversary celebration in May. A charter member of the branch, she has held all branch officer positions over the past 50 years including several stints as Vice President of Funds; served on the state membership committee for several years and was the driving force behind the Half Moon Bay branch’s first AAUW Research and Projects Grant. As stated in her branch’s nomination, Ruth has been a guiding force behind the Half Moon Bay branch since its inception in 1967. She has served on the board for all but two of the last 48 years. She has been a tireless advocate for the AAUW Fund and her leadership and efforts have helped her branch become one of the leading Coastside non-profit organizations. Ruth’s community activities include being an active volunteer for the past 56 years as a founding member, fundraiser and volunteer at the Coastside Parents’ Nursery School, Coastside Hope (local non-profit serving the low income population); board member, volunteer, fundraiser and co-chair of the Adopt-A-Family Christmas Bureau; and a member of California Retired Teachers’ Association. In recognition of her years of volunteer service, Ruth was the 2016 recipient of the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay’s “Service Above Self” award.