Legal Advocacy Fund

The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) assists individuals challenging sex discrimination in higher education. LAF is the nation’s largest legal fund focused on this issue.

Each year the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund’s “Progress in Equity Award” recognizes a college or university program that has resulted in significant progress for women on campus. Recipients receive a stipend of up to $10,000 and public recognition throughout their communities, campus, and AAUW. Please note that the application deadline is March 15th.  For further information, see the LAF Advocacy page on the AAUW website.

In the Birmingham Branch of AAUW, we have two interest groups which assist in raising funds for LAF:  Piecemakers and Creative Needles.

All during the year, the women in these study groups work at making quilts, blankets, and sweater sets for Children’s Hospital in Detroit.  At the December AAUW meeting, the members and guests have the opportunity to adopt a quilt, blanket or sweater set for a five-dollar (minimum) donation which goes to LAF. Our membership looks forward to this event with great enthusiasm.

We also encourage individuals to contribute to the fund by sending a check (made out to “Legal Advocacy Fund”) to our Legal Advocacy Fund Chair, who will forward it to the fund.

The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization, so contributions to the fund are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes to the full extent allowed by law.

For further information, visit the Legal Advocacy Fund home page on the national AAUW website.