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.


August 4, 2015: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry  will be shown at the Midtown Cinema, Harrisburg. This is a free presentation by Harrisburg Area NOW in partnership with the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, Planned Parenthood Keystone, and AAUW Harrisburg’s Public Policy Committee. Meet the sponsors at 6 p.m. Movie begins at 7:00, to be followed by a panel discussion. The film resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971.

August 9, 2015: Sunday Sundae: Meet and greet members and learn about AAUW Harrisburg. Everyone welcome. 2:30 p.m. at private home. Email  HbgAAUWMembership@gmail.com for details. RSVP by July 30.

September 12, 2015: Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light at Winterthur. Travel with Harrisburg AAUW Culture Vultures. Cost: $75. Reservation due by August 12. Get details.


AAUW Harrisburg is proud to announce that Carrie Wissler-Thomas is the 2015 recipient of its Community Woman of the Year Award. She will be honored for her outstanding dedication to the arts in our community. Carrie’s name is synonymous with the Art Association of Harrisburg. More…

March, 2015: The Harrisburg Branch presented the 2015 Gateway to Equity Award to Girls on the Run, Capital Area. Gillian Byerly, the Executive Director, accepted the award. More…

AAUW Harrisburg will award three scholarships in 2015. The Sue C. Peck Scholarship award of $1,000 will be given, in addition to the Martha M. Dohner Memorial Scholarship and the Beverly J. Smith Memorial Scholarship. Details and application materials for 2015 scholarships are available on our Scholarship page.


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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