Dollars for Scholars Fundraisers

 Scroll down to learn about how our Branch raises funds for scholarships and to become a sponsor.


Members, please consider sponsoring a Dollars for Scholars event to help fund our important mission of funding scholarships. Or, honor a friend or loved one with a donation to the DFS Honor Roll. Contact chairs, Nancy Pierson or Betty Jo Hogan, or visit the branch website for more information. 

Nancy Pierson & Betty Jo Hogan Co-directors, Dollars for Scholars   (All DFS contact information is in the Directory

Upcoming In-Person Dollars For Scholars Events

No new events are scheduled at this time.  Check back for updates or schedule your own DFS event.  

Past In-Person Dollars For Scholars Events


John Pizzarelli, Jazz guitarist, 

John Pizzarelli, the world-renowned guitarist and singer, has established himself as a prime contemporary interpreter of the Great American Songbook and beyond.





See this wonderful musical performed by the Washington University Performing Arts Department.  Music and lyrics by Steven Sondheim.  Free parking garage.



DANIEL BOONE HOME TOUR  – Defiance, MO.  Photos from the DFS outing this past Wednesday, the19th.  We all had such fun and learned a lot.  Lunch at the winery was delightful… but a bit chilly to eat outdoors.

Outside the Old Peace Chapel-  was located 5 miles from Daniel’s home in New Melle MO. It was originally used as a general store and dance hall.  Michele M. Nancy P. Genevieve N., Susie T. and Pam K. 



Inside the church in front of the altar

Michele is raising her hand in the 1 room schoolhouse that was used in the Fort Zumwalt School district until the early 1900s . Boys sat on one side, girls were on the other side. 


Grammy-nominated artist Regina Carter



Year Two for Dollars for Scholars Honor Roll

“In Honor of”   OR   “In Memory of”

Celebrate a friend’s or family member’s special achievement, milestone, birthday or other significant event by making a donation to the DFS Honor Roll.  Your honoree will receive a personalized acknowledgement postcard, and their name will be listed in the next Branching Out Newsletter.  Mail check to Jean Light, write Honor Roll on memo, and email Nancy Pierson the name and address of your honoree.  To donate in memory of a loved one, email Nancy name/address to whom the acknowledgement postcard may be sent.  Contributions to DFS are not tax deductible.


Donate current books in good condition (published in the last 5 years) and hardback and oversized paperbacks to garner the most money.  We know there may be exceptions (for example, tried and true classics), but, in general, please use the 5-year guideline. Do not donate textbooks. We will accept books (both children and adults), DVD’s, and puzzle

Please limit your donations to 10 items.  We plan to hold the book sale at most branch meetings this year, so you will have multiple chances to donate your books – and to purchase new ones!

The book sale will be held only if we have an in-person meeting.  Questions? Contact Mary Kay Wolfe.

Our Branch’s Original Fundraising Idea
  • DFS events raise funds for scholarships, give members opportunities to meet in small groups for worthwhile experiences, and introduce AAUW to non-members.
  • Proceeds from DFS events support scholarships for local nontraditional women students.


We are celebrating the 29th year of  “Dollars for Scholars.”  In the summer of 1993, our branch, then approximately 85 members strong, was considering new ways to raise scholarship money.  “Dollars for Scholars” was the brainstorm of member Barb Smoltz. The goals were to raise money for scholarships, give members an opportunity to interact in small group settings, provide new experiences for members, and to introduce AAUW to non-members.
Although some were concerned that we would not be able to think of enough activities, it was decided to give the program a try.  Twenty-nine years and countless varied activities later, a membership that today numbers around 250 is still brimming with ideas, and our goals have remained constant.  Each time members sponsor or participate in an activity, they are saying YES to education and educational equity for women and girls.

ALL EVENTS ARE OPEN TO GUESTS EMAIL  Nancy Pierson and Betty Jo Hogan, the 2022 – 2023 Dollars for Scholars Chairs

Betty Jo Hogan

Betty Jo Hogan

Nancy Pierson

It is very easy to sponsor an event!  We are planning ahead for when we can safely gather once again.

  • Look at some of the trips from past years for ideas, such as special exhibits at the St. Louis Art Museum, visits to historic homes, or a trip to the Churchill Museum in Fulton. Trips can be repeated.
  • Remember that spouses and friends are welcome to join in DFS events.
  • We always need new people to sponsor events. Team up with a friend or two to sponsor an event.


Mission Statement:  AAUW Advances Gender Equity for Women and Girls through  Research, Education, and Advocacy.