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Welcome to AAUW Wilmington!

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class. www.aauw.org

The Wilmington Branch of AAUW was officially organized May 12, 1954, with fourteen charter members. The first meeting was held September 9, 1954, at St. Andrews Covenant Presbyterian Church. There were 33 members and the dues were $5.00. The speaker at the first meeting was the state president, Mrs. Carl A. Plonk. Her topic was “Introduction of AAUW.”

During these many years, the branch has had outstanding and dedicated leadership, resulting in a successful, flourishing organization.

March 11th Branch Meeting

On Saturday, March 11th,  the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Wilmington Branch will meet at St. Andrews On The Sound Episcopal church at the intersection of Airlie Rd and Oleander/ Military Cutoff. The featured speaker is Sabrina Hill-Black, principal of D C Virgo Preparatory Academy (Middle school) in Wilmington. The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 AM and the program begins at 10:00 AM.

Sabrina Hill-Black is a native of Wilmington NC and has one son. She graduated from New Hanover High School and then received a BA from North Carolina Central University and a Master’s degree in Executive Leadership in School Administration from Gardner-Webb University. She was named principal at Virgo for the 2016-2017 school year. Sabrina is the current president of the Cape Fear Alumni Association of North Carolina Central University, a Ruling Elder at Chestnut Street Presbyterian Church and a member of UNCW’s School of Education Advisory Board.  D C Virgo is the only middle school transitioning to the year-round calendar and also is a STEAM school (Science,  Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math).

February 11th Branch Meeting

Our February 11th Meeting at St. Andrew’s on the Sound Episcopal Church, at the corner of Airlie Road and Military Cutoff, will begin with coffee and refreshments at 9:30 AM.

Program:  10:00 AM

Our speaker for the meeting will be Madison D. Lowe of Greensboro, NC. Madison is a 2015 graduate of Guilford College in Justice and Policy Studies. Currently, she is pursuing a graduate degree in Family and Marriage Counseling from Liberty University. Madison has worked with at-risk youth and families through the Guilford County Court system for more than 10 years. Her focus is to help women and teen girls overcome generational cycles of poverty.

Madison has been recognized by The Who’s Who Among College Students in 2015. In the same year, she was honored to receive the Community Justice Award for her contributions as a community advocate for juvenile justice and human rights. From 2014-2016, Madison served as the Vice Chair of Greensboro’s Commission on the Status of Women. Madison is a member of the Greensboro AAUW. This year she plans to open Dream Girlz Foundation, a nonprofit, to inspire teen girls to achieve greatness through practical advice, personal and professional leadership and civic engagement.

The meeting is free and open to the public.


January 2017 Branch Meeting


Our 1st meeting of the 2017 calendar year is on January 14th at St. Andrews on the Sound Episcopal Church, corner of Airlie Road and Oleander/Military Cutoff.

Coffee:  9:30 AM 

Meeting/Guest Speaker: 10:00 AM

Our guest speaker will be Sean Palmer, Director of the Upperman African American Cultural Center at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Sean will talk about his work and the university’s interest in diversity. Sean began his position here this past Spring and before that, he was  Assistant Director of the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture at Duke University. Sean graduated from Macalester College with a B.A. In English, from Clark Atlanta University with a M.A. In African American Studies and from Duke University with a M.Div.  He was quoted in a UNCW publication as having said “Our culture center is in a place where it can be a community ambassador and support mechanism, rebuilding and developing strong multi-layered black communities.”




It’s Holiday time!  

Our AAUW Holiday party will be Saturday, December 10, 10:30 a.m., at St. Andrews on the Sound Episcopal Church, corner of Airlie Road and Oleander/Military Cutoff.  Please note the change in time for this occasion.

We will have a sale of holiday gifts, a short program, and a catered luncheon, served at 12:00 noon.

Your check is your reservation.  Please mail your check for $15, payable to AAUW Wilmington Branch to:  Phyllis Leimer, 1005  Summerlin Falls Court, Wilmington, NC 28412.

Checks must be received by December 3, please.

Additional Information??  Call or email Phyllis