AAUW Maryland a membership community that is changing the climate for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.   AAUW Maryland has 13 branches located throughout the state and the Maryland online community

Support the 2022 AAUW Maryland Women of Distinction (NCCWSL) Fund

Please donate to the AAUW Maryland Women of Distinction Fund. You will help our state become a Platinum Sponsor of the 2022 Women of Distinction Ceremony, the pinnacle event of AAUW’s annual  National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. AAUW Maryland will honor Dr. Patricia D. Stocker as our Maryland Woman of Distinction, who will be recognized and featured at NCCWSL 2022.

Pat StockerAs AAUW Maryland Program co-Vice President, Pat Stocker has materially advanced AAUW’s mission by introducing distinguished speakers and panels on topics of timely importance to women and a more inclusive society. Beyond her official responsibilities, Pat has organized online presentations focused on American communities and lives too little known to many. These have raised consciousness, challenged assumptions, and promoted valuable dialog toward healing, mutual trust, and acceptance. She has served in several leadership roles, including as AAUW Maryland president and president of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Branch.

Pat earned her undergraduate degree, with honors, in English and music at North Dakota State University, proceeding to a doctorate in business administration from the University of Colorado. Her MBA, with concentrations in finance and management, from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland led to long-term service as Associate Dean, Director of Executive Programs, and membership on its task force on women’s issues.

Pat also taught at Georgetown University and the University of Denver, held executive consulting positions in the corporate world, and served on multiple boards of directors of major institutions from Suburban Hospital to Common Cause to her church.

For her tireless advocacy of women in leadership, her caring commitment to all humanity, and her cheerful giving of self, AAUW Maryland pledges to raise $20,000 in Pat’s name by April 1, 2022.  Thank you for your contribution of any amount toward honoring her and gaining recognition for AAUW Maryland. To donate online:

  1. Go to www.aauw.org.
  2. Click Donate button at upper right of home page.
  3. Scroll to very bottom of page, below the Donate Now button.
  4. Click on Give to Support NCCWSL (small print) to open following page.
  5. Click on Maryland Women of Distinction (NCCWSL) Fund button—second choice down.
  6. Indicate whether you intend a monthly or onetime donation and your amount.
  7. Click Donate to complete the transaction.

To donate by check: Make check out to AAUW and indicate fund 4355—Maryland Women of Distinction (NCCWSL) Fund—on memo line. Mail to AAUW, 1310 L Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005.

The August 2021 Marylander is Here!

The August 2021 Marylander is available.  Included in this issue:

  • Registration and details for September 18 Fall Meeting
  • Don’t forget to pay your dues for July 2021-June 2022
  • Send ideas for next MD Woman of Distinction to Dian Belanger
  • Volunteer or recommend others for next AAUW MD election
  • Save the date for March 26, 2022 AAUW MD Convention
  • Read interesting updates from Officers, Committees, Branches, and our National Board Member
  • Learn about Report on Status of MD Women
  • And more…

Women of Distinction Ceremony A Smashing Success with AAUW Maryland Support

Watch Dr. Yvette Myrick’s speech, along with Kim Churches and Jacki Gray’s introductions.

Very little looked familiar. Yet, this year’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (we say Nick-whistle), electronically attended by more than 700 students must be called a success. AAUW Maryland played a major role as a platinum sponsor of the always inspiring Women of Distinction (WoD) event on 26 May.

In her opening remarks, AAUW CEO Kim Churches singled out, Maryland’s generosity with warm gratitude. The AAUW website also prominently displayed our sponsorship status, our state logo, and AAUW Maryland Woman of Distinction, Dr. A. Yvette Myrick, our honoree in whose name we raised the necessary funds.

Jacki Gray, AAUW Maryland’s DIversity and Inclusion Chair, introduced  A Yvette Myrick, Ed.D., as AAUW Maryland’s Woman of the Year.  As a young girl growing up in the projects of Baltimore City, one of the major goals Yvette told us she set for herself was to go to college. To drive home the importance of setting goals, Yvette urged the audience to use “GPS” throughout their journey in life. Yvette explained, “GPS” stands for Goals, Perseverance, and Support. “When setting goals, set long and short-term goals.” She emphasized perseverance because “Life consists of barriers.…Do not give up….Keep it moving!” Finally, she stressed the importance of keeping a support network of strong relationships. She told the young women at NCCWSL, “I believe in you!”   Kim Churches later called Dr. Myrick’s remarks “truly inspiring.” Her “authenticity and passion shone through.” Yvette, “filled with much gratitude,” called her experience “an amazing honor.”  More…

2021 AAUW Maryland Convention and Annual Meeting

Because pandemic precautions continue, we held the 2021 AAUW Maryland annual convention virtually over two days:  Saturday, May 22, 10:00 am – 12:45 pm and Sunday, May 23, from 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm.    More…

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