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Support AAUW Ashland Scholarship Funds

Our scholarship funds help women in our community reach their educational and life goals by attending Southern Oregon University (SOU) or Rogue Community College (RCC). AAUW Ashland has established two funds at each institution; SOU Annual Fund or SOU Endowment Fund and the RCC Annual Fund or RCC Endowment Fund. Gifts to the Annual Fund are distributed within a given year and gifts to the endowment funds are added to a managed fund that grows in perpetuity – only the interest earned is dispersed annually. See below for how to give.

Celebration of Scholars, October 27, 2021

Be sure to read about the virtual Celebration of Scholars event on October 27, 2021, where you will meet all of our wonderful scholarship recipients.

Celebration of Scholars 2021

Thanks to Our Donors!

The AAUW Ashland Endowment Committee wants to acknowledge the following contributions to the SOU and RCC endowment/foundation funds:

  • Kate and Jim Wolf-Pizor for their gifts of $7,000 to SOUF and $7,000 to RCCF
  • Anonymous for a $7,000 gift to RCCF
  • Chris Donchin for a $1,000 gift to SOUF
  • Stephanie Bullock, who honors the memory of Suzanne Duncan with her annual donation to SOUF
  • All of our generous Branch members who thoughtfully added an endowment donation to their membership renewals.

Platinum Society

The Platinum Society AAUW Ashland honors a contribution or bequest of $10,000 or more which gives you a way to remember AAUW through your will, annuity, trust or IRA. Our current Platinum donors are: Jean Conger, Chris Donchin, Suzanne Duncan, Victoria Giffin, Elaine and Wayne Hamlin, Margaret Humphrey, Katharine and Ron Lang, Peggy Moore and Betsy Bradshaw, Diane Novak, Judy Lin Shih, Elaine and Richard Sweet, Sylvia and Keith Whitman, Kate and Jim Wolf-Pizor, Esther Stone, and Paula Wiiken. Please consider joining this distinguished group!

Named Scholarships

Our Named Scholarship Program honors a contribution of $50,000 or more. We invite you to make a donation to honor or memorialize someone influential in your life. We currently have three SOU Scholarships named in perpetuity by Judy Yin Shih, the Kate and Jim Wolf-Pizor Family, and the Katharine and Ron Lang Family.

 

HOW TO GIVE

Checks

All scholarship gifts are made through the tax-exempt foundations of Southern Oregon University and Rogue Community College, respectively. Please make your check payable (tax deductible if you itemize) to either the SOU Foundation or the RCC Foundation, and indicate on the memo line of your check if you wish the funds to be allocated to the Annual Fund or the Endowment Fund.

SOU Foundation Tax ID: 23-7030910

RCC Foundation Tax ID: 93-0777701

Mail contributions to:

AAUW Ashland
2305 Ashland St. Suite 406
Ashland, OR 97520

Gifts of Stock or IRA Charitable Contributions

For donations of stock or IRA charitable contributions, please contact your financial advisor. If you are over 72 years of age, charitable gifts given directly from your IRA can be deducted from the taxable amount of your Required Minimum Distribution.

Bequests

You can make sure that your legacy lives on by arranging  for a gift to AAUW Ashland Endowment Funds at RCC or SOU through your will or trust. Please consult with your legal advisor to learn how to contribute in this way..  For your convenience, here are links to bequest forms for the RCC and SOU Foundations.

RCC Foundation Bequest July, 2017

SOU Bequest Letter.pdf 2020

 

Thank you for your generosity! For more information, contact any member of the Endowment Committee or any Board Member.