Welcome to AAUW Harrisburg!

Welcome to AAUW’s Harrisburg, Pennsylvania branch. AAUW is an organization of more than 100,000 members who value education and equal rights — and together provide a powerful voice for women and girls.


Saturday, May 3, 2014, Branch Luncheon: Honoring our Community Woman of the Year, Branch Honorees and installation of new officers. Reservations required.

Wednesday, May 14, AAUW Harrisburg Community Night Fundraiser at Isaac’s Famous Grilled Sandwiches, West Shore Plaza, Lemoyne.

Saturday, May 24, 2014: Trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for exhibitions on Korean Art and Paris Fashions, followed by lunch at a Japanese Tea Room. (See AAUW Harrisburg Branch Culture Vultures.)

Branch Activities will resume in September, 2014. Check the Branch Calendar for any Special Interest Group events during the summer.

See the Activities Page and Branch Calendar for details….


The Harrisburg Branch of the American Association of University Women recently awarded two scholarships. Briana Hoachlander of Harrisburg was awarded the $1,000. Martha M. Dohner Memorial Scholarship. Ms. Hoachlander is a student at West Chester University, where she is majoring in Spanish with a minor in Criminal Justice. Lydia Black of Camp Hill was awarded the $2,500. Beverly J. Smith Memorial Scholarship. Ms. Black is a student at Westminster College, where she is majoring in biology with aspirations of becoming a physician’s assistant.  More .


The Harrisburg Branch of AAUW honored Kathy Silks with the Gateway to Equity Award on March 23rd.  Kathy’s life work has been dedicated around the foundational values held dear to AAUW:  equity for women through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.  She is a long-time member of AAUW (1978) and has worked many years raising funds for AAUW’s Educational Foundation. More….


Formed in 1921, AAUW Harrisburg is a branch of the AAUW national organization. Our mission is advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

Many know of AAUW locally through our support of scholarship and community programs. Our scholarship program helps assists local college students as well as women returning students. We also support national AAUW scholarships and research toward educational equity for women and girls.

The branch program calendar and special interest and community service groups offer more than one hundred local activities over the membership year. Read More


The American Association of University Women was founded in 1881 by a group of 17 women who defied conventions of the times and earned college degrees.  Founders Marion Talbot and Ellen H. Richards envisioned an organization uniting female college graduates to play it forward, helping other women attain higher education and finding opportunities to put their education and training to use. Read More

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