About AAUW & Our Branch

What is AAUW?

American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners. For 135 years, 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. 

AAUW Values are:

  • Nonpartisan
  • Fact-based
  • Integrity
  • Inclusion & Intersectionality

About Our Branch

  • Our Mission Statement:  AAUW advances gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.
  • The Ballwin-Chesterfield Branch is a nationally recognized major contributor to the AAUW Fund.
  • Ballwin-Chesterfield has funded two Research and Projects Grants, and awards scholarships to local mature women returning to their undergraduate degree programs after time away from school.fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Our commitment to our mission is reflected in all aspects of our work.

Learn more  about our branch, which was founded in 1981. Read about our branch’s history here.


AAUW Ballwin-Chesterfield is a member of the Metropolitan St. Louis Inter-Branch Council.

Visit the National Website and the State website.