AAUW grant challenge passes halfway mark | SierraSun.com

AAUW grant challenge passes halfway mark

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The matching grant program of up to $10,000 recently offered to the Tahoe Nevada chapter of the American Association of University Women by the Geri and Stuart Yount Family Foundation is well on its way.

In order to attain the $10,000, the chapter must match donations from any source by Jan. 31, 2015. The funding will then be used to support the AAUW’s College Scholarship Program for women and girls.

“We are excited to announce that we have now surpassed 50 percent of our $10,000 match goal,” AAUW Fundraising Chair Debbie Nicholas said. “Thanks to our members and the community who have donated to support our scholarships benefitting local women and girls.”

Contributions may be sent to AAUW Tahoe Nevada, P.O. Box 5465, Incline Village, NV, 89450. To arrange other means of contributing or for account fund transfers, contact the AAUW-TN chapter treasurer, Sandra Cloninger, at scloninger@sierranevada.edu.

For many years, the AAUW Tahoe Nevada has raised money for college scholarships for high school graduates. The scholarships are renewable and are re-awarded each year provided the recipient continues to be academically qualified.

In the future the AAUW hopes to expand its program to include math and science educational opportunities for middle school girls. The matching grant and the fundraising it generates will go a long way toward helping to achieve these goals and the members are working hard to make that happen.

Upcoming fundraising activities include a Wine and Easels event in January and a holiday gift basket raffle.

The AAUW Tahoe Nevada Branch is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation registered with the Nevada Secretary of State. Contributions to the scholarship fund qualify for a federal tax deduction pursuant to the provisions of Section 170.c. of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 USC 170c.

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