Welcome to the Green Valley AAUW Branch!

 AAUW (American Association of University Women) has been empowering women since 1881.  AAUW is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university partners. Since its founding, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.


To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.


AAUW works in partnership with diverse allies and participates in a coalition of women’s groups that lobby Congress on bills and resolutions that benefit women and families.

  • AAUW advocates equality, individual rights and social justice for a diverse society.

  • AAUW advocates for all women to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

  • AAUW supports a strong system of public education that promotes gender fairness, equity, and diversity.

AAUW supports vigorous enforcement of Title IX and all other civil rights laws pertaining to education.


Our charitable efforts include offering scholarships to Pima Community College students and supporting AAUW National Funds.  These contributions are made possible by donations and fundraising activities.

December Program: Adopted Twice: Finding My Birth Family

by Bonnie Willemssen

 Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Desert Hills Social Center
9 a.m. social time, 9:30 a.m. program

Bonnie Willemssen

Our guest speaker for our December 17 program is Bonnie Willemssen who is an author of several books and a humorist whose columns have been printed in several newspapers including the Green Valley News.

Ms. Willemssen was born in Berlin Germany and brought to the United States in 1952 at age 4 by her adoptive mother.  She was raised in LaCrosse, WI by her second set of adoptive parents.  After marrying and having a daughter and with the support of her family, Ms. Willemssen launched a search for her birth family to find out her medical history.

The story of her adoptions and searching for and finding her birth family in Germany led to many unexpected and sometimes humorous revelations.  This presentation is very timely as many of us are looking at our ancestral roots and are finding information that surprises us.

Click here for a schedule of all programs.




LUNAFEST is a festival of films by, for, and about women.  It is a fun afternoon of socializing, tasty appetizers, a no-host bar, a variety of raffle items, and thought-provoking short films.  LUNAFEST is the major fundraiser for our Philanthropy Fund and primarily benefits our Scholarship Fund for women attending Pima Community College

Our fifth annual LUNAFEST will be on Saturday, February 22nd at the Community Performance & Art Center (CPAC).  Doors open at 1:30 for refreshments and raffle.  Screening of the films begins at 2:30.  This year’s event will be even more special because the recipients of last spring’s scholarship awards will be present.

Tickets, which are $25, will be available at our December 17th program meetings as well as at Posada Java, the Green Valley Chamber of Commerce, Nancy Pantz and the Book Shop at Green Valley Village.  Get your tickets early as this event has always been a sell-out.

As in past years we invite members to be SPONSORS of this event to help defray the cost of renting CPAC and other expenses.  Sponsor levels are:

Half Moon Sponsor   $25
Full Moon Sponsor    $50
Blue Moon Sponsor  $100
Over the Moon! ???

AAUW-GV in the White Elephant Parade, October 26, 2019


AAUW-GV Members at the State AAUW Fall Forum

Left to right: Phyllis Debertin, Henne Queisser, Sharon Rezac Andersen, Kathy Davisson

Link to Fall Issue of the Arizona Sun, State AAUW Newsletter

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