Greater Naples AAUW Charitable Foundation

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AAUW advances gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. The Greater Naples AAUW Charitable Foundation, Inc. (the “Foundation”), a 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 2001, and its founding organization, the AAUW Greater Naples Branch, are affiliates of AAUW.

The Foundation promotes equity, education, and development of opportunities for local women and girls that enable them to realize their full potential. It annually awards scholarships to deserving local women, annually supports the AAUW Greater Naples Branch STEAM Girls Count program for 5th-grade Girls, annually supports the AAUW Greater Naples Branch Reading is Fun! program, and supports local AAUW StartSmart workshops offered by the Branch. These programs, described on the “Programs” page, are made possible by the generous donations of members of the AAUW Greater Naples Branch and other donors, including sponsors of recent events, The Naples Trust Company and Fidelity Private Wealth Management, the proceeds of fundraising events and generous donations for the STEAM Girls Count Program for 5th-grade Girls from recurrent lead donor, Arthrex; Platinum Sponsor Martin Kurtz/Charles Schwab Naples Branch; Gold Sponsor FGCU; Silver Sponsor Charmaine Klein/Edward Jones and in-kind donors, Clarion Books (HMH Books & Media/HarperCollins Publishers), Collier County Public Schools, and Susan Mehas & John R. Wood Properties. Thank you for investing in the future of local girls!!

The members of the Greater Naples AAUW Charitable Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors are:
President – Catherine E. Hackney, Ph.D.
Secretary – Barbara Richardson, Ph.D.
Treasurer – Laura A. Candris, J.D.
Co-Treasurer – Cynthia J. Lingley
Director for Scholarships – Jeannine Stetson
Judith A. MacGregor, Ph.D.
Susan S. Coman
Pallas Diaz

Emeritus Director Vi Steffan retired from the board in July 2021 after 20 years of continuous service.

If you are interested in helping the Foundation to support these programs, contributions may be made by clicking the “Donate Now” button or by check made payable to “Greater Naples AAUW Charitable Foundation, Inc,” and mailed to The Greater Naples AAUW Charitable Foundation, Inc., PO Box 9742, Naples, FL 34101. You may designate a specific fund or program if you wish.

The Greater Naples AAUW Charitable Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity (EIN 59-3704754), regulated by the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Registration No. CH 13573. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA (1-800-435-7352). or clicking here. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The Foundation is an affiliate of AAUW, For more than 130 years, AAUW has worked to improve the lives of millions of women and their families. Membership is open to everyone holding an associate degree or equivalent, bachelors or higher degree, and to those pursuing a college degree.

GNB Foundation Bylaws
AAUW Strategic Plan
AAUW Foundation Policies and Procedures
AAUW Foundation Scholarship Procedures
FAQs about the Foundation
Giving Circle Invitation
Giving Circle Memorandum of Understanding
Foundation Giving Brochure
GN AAUW Foundation 2021 Revenue
GN AAUW Foundation 2021 Disbursements
IRS 990EZ for 2021