Bluegrass Central Branch’s commitment to serving AAUW’s mission to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy is strong. Through the Bluegrass Central Branch Foundation, the club raises and disburses funds for Central Kentucky programs, projects, and partnerships that align with AAUW’s strategic focus areas: education and training, economic security, and leadership. Donation to the foundation supports programs, projects, and activities such as:
- Grants that support STEM education opportunities for girls
- Scholarships for girls to participate in mission-related programs and activities
- College scholarships for girls and women (including nontraditional students)
- Education and awareness programs about the gender salary gap, Title IX, and salary negotiation
- Quality-of-life efforts for socially disadvantaged and senior women
While any amount donated is appreciated, the Foundation offers a Circle of Giving in celebration of Kentucky Suffragists in commemoration of the Centennial of the 19th Amendment. Payments may be made monthly, quarterly, or all at once. (If a donor’s circumstances require dropping out of the program, they may do so at any time with no penalty.) Donations can be offered at the following levels:
|Name of Giving Level||Donation Amount
|Susan B. Anthony||$20.00|
|Madeline McDowell Breckenridge||$10.00|
|Mary Barr Clay||$5.00|
Download your donation pledge form (.pdf) here.
No public record of payments will be produced, i.e., donations will not be disclosed and only the Foundation treasurer will know the amount given by the individual donor. A receipt for tax purposes will be furnished to all that donate as the donations are tax deductible.
In 2019, Bluegrass Central Branch Foundation made donations for scholarships for girls to attend the Go Forward with Science Bowling Green Youth Science Summit, at Ogden College Hall, Western Kentucky University. The Youth Science Summit is an event exclusive to girls in engineering, math, and science (GEMS). This day-long youth conference features engaging, hands-on sessions led by Western Kentucky University on a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) topics. This summit is for a wide range of girls, from elementary to high school, and features tracks specifically for adults. For more information, see KYSci.org/GEMS.