Fundraising

Scholarships

Our Branch celebrated 30 years of our scholarship program in 2020.  We give generously to deserving female students at RCC and SOU, honoring 6-8 scholars each year. We maintain and increase endowments at both our partner schools, SOU and RCC. In 2020, we expanded the permitted uses of scholarship funds to include childcare, thus greatly helping scholars who are parents, too. To learn how to donate, go to Donate.  To learn more about our scholarships and meet our 2020 scholars, go to Scholarships

Upscale Sale

Ashland Branch’s signature community fundraiser is an “Upscale Sale”.  In 2019 we raised $13,000 selling gently used upscale items donated by our members, their friends, and families.  We create a clothing boutique, a book nook, wine raffle, and soup and baked goods sale within the wider sale.  We build relationships and have fun working together on this event.

The next Upscale Sale will take place on May 28-29 at the Bellview Grange.

ITEMS TO DONATE:

  • Antiques/Collectibles
  • Shoes, like new
  • Jewelry
  • Purses, hats and scarves
  • Household items
  • Linens (please indicate sheet set sizes)
  • SMALL kitchen appliances, in working order
  • Home décor items and candles
  • Toys, puzzles, games
  • Dog and cat stuff
  • Clothing, clean, in style and on hangers (no more than 10 please)
  • Small furniture – tables, chairs, book shelves, chests, stools and desks
  • Garden tools
  • Bicycles
  • Sporting goods
  • Hardware and tools
  • Newer books, books on CD, DVDs
  • Plants
  • Fabric and sewing items
  • Mirrors and rugs

SORRY WE CANNOT ACCEPT: large appliances, recliners, large exercise equipment, electronics, microwaves, computers, printers, scanners, TVs, VHS and audio tapes, encyclopedias, magazines, textbooks and broken items.

Greatest Needs Fund

Our Branch and our members are encouraged to contribute to the AAUW National Greatest Needs Fund.  We promote matching opportunities and give members an opportunity to give as they renew their annual membership. In 2019, Ashland ranked 5th among branches in Oregon in donations to National AAUW. To contribute to the Greatest Needs Fund, go to Donate. To learn more, go to Greatest Needs Fund