The history of the American Association of University Women can be seen through the advancement of the United States. As the number of female college graduates increased in the United States, so did the number of their members.
The Sheridan Branch of AAUW was formed in 1914. This year marks the 107th year that the organization educates, promotes and fights for equal rights among women in Sheridan County.
Locally, AAUW supports the Rowena Griffith Emergency Endowment Grant Fund at Sheridan College. The fund helps women reach their goal of higher education by helping them cover emergency expenses. These could be unexpected events such as a high utility bill or a need for tires that would otherwise cause the woman to give up and look for a job.
This year, AAUW teamed up with Sheridan’s Cottonwood Kitchen and Home and owner operator Jessica Garrelts to display and raffle a handmade quilt by Oma Birgenheier. Proceeds will go to the Rowena Griffith Emergency Endowment Grant Fund at Sheridan College.
Sheridan Branch AAUW Member President Jolene Olson.
To purchase a ticket, visit the Cottonwood Kitchen and Home at 234 North Main St. in Sheridan.