About Us

Branch meetings are held in the morning on the second Saturday of the month from September through May at the Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, Colorado 80012.

Officers 2020 – 2021

Past President Joan Brown 
President
 Bobbie Rubin 2020-2022
President-Elect

Vice President, Programs

Mary Jeanne Miller 2021

Carol Tobiassen 2021-2023

Vice President, Membership Ruth O’Brien 2020-2022
Treasurer  Doris Wojnarowski 2021-2023
Secretary Eve Hoygaard 2020-2022
Newsletter Editor Leslie Jenkins 2021-2023
Education Interests Margee Cannon 2021-2023
Interest Groups Su Ryden 2020-2022
Public Policy Joan Peterson  2020-2022
Communications Debra Parcheta & Donna Corriveau 2020-2022
Historian Pam Jones 2020-2022
Local Scholarship Chairs Betty Anne Budy 2020-2022
Legal Advocacy Fund
Educational Opportunity Fund Pam Spry 2021-2022
Bylaws Sue Bodis 2021-2022
Hospitality Pat Horton & Alice Lee Main 2021-2022

The Aurora Branch has taken steps to create a Diversity Committee Jugbeh Charles is Chair of that Group.

Our interest groups are very active and also meet monthly.  Presently the groups include book discussions, culture & cuisine, hiking, bridge, memoirs, Meeting of the Minds, Enneagrams and Great Decisions.

At the national level, we contribute to AAUW’s  Greatest Needs Fund and in the past the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund, the Educational Opportunities Fund and the Legal Advocacy Fund.

Locally, we support college scholarships given annually to Aurora residents to complete her/his junior or senior year at a Colorado college or university.  We also partner with the Community College of Aurora to sponsor Equal Pay Day, an event that focuses on the issues surrounding equal pay, pay equity, and gender based discrimination. 

The National AAUW’s Strategic Plan and the Aurora Branch’s Strategic Plan will help guide us through 2021-23.

NerdWallet, a financial literacy site, ranked Aurora, Colorado as the best large city for women to work in the nation. The June 9, 2014 report considered Women’s earnings, Income equality, and Population growth.

Thanks to higher-than-average recent population growth, a low cost of living and a relatively high level of income equality between women and men, Aurora ranks as the best large city for working women. Aerospace, defense, bioscience, renewable energy and transportation are the major industries in our city.

Past Presidents

Margaret Toppel 1963–64
Dorothy Gifford 1964–66
Dorothy Pearson 1966–68
Annabelle Dunning 1968–70
Ruth Anne Windmiller 1970–72
Patricia Farnham 1972–74
Lucille French 1974–76
Carole Gilland 1976–78
Joan Iverson 1978–80
Miki Gash 1980–82
Ruth Whitmore 1982–84
Liz Carder 1984–86
Rosemary Chojnacki 1986–88
Suzanne Bodis 1988–90
Ruth Fountain 1990–92
Terri Gehler 1992–94
Alice Lee Main 1994–96
Artimese Cowan 1996–98
Joan Peterson 1998–00
Carol Anderson 2001–04
Pat Lord 2004–06
Jean Balint 2006–08
Ingrid Lindemann 2008–10
Jane McGrath 2010–12
Cheryl Wilderman 2012-14
Terry Campbell Caron

Pam Jones

Joan Brown

2014-16

2016-18

2018-20