AAUW Seattle Branch Virtual Garden Tour
Raise the Thermometer for the Mary Lou Hughes R&P Grant

Since 2001, Highline and Seattle Branches have co-sponsored a Garden Tour to benefit AAUW Funds. Since 2012, all proceeds have benefited the Mary Lou Hughes Research & Projects Grant Fund #4362 that we established in memory of our beloved friend, Mary Lou Hughes. Members of both branches have been extremely generous, and the Garden Tour has been a great fundraiser. However, attendance at the tour has fallen off in recent years, as summer is a very busy time for most people. Only a small number of our donors have attended the Garden Tour. So this year, for our final push to complete the Mary Lou Hughes R&P Grant Fund, we’ve decided to have a Virtual Garden Tour. So, save a date of your own choosing between now and the end of July, pull up a lawn chair in your own garden, favorite park, or other special place, grab a cool drink and your checkbook, and think of all of fabulous things AAUW does to advance equity for women and girls.

MLH-May2016The Mary Lou Hughes R&P Grant Fund is now 88% complete, which means we have just over $9,000 more to raise before this is a fully endowed fund, and the Mary Lou Hughes R&P Grant can be awarded to a deserving candidate. We are almost there! Thank you for your past generosity, and thank you in advance for your generous contributions this year as we bring this fundraising effort to closure.

A separate mailing to members will come out in mid-June with more details. You can send in your check then, or donate now or later online at  [If you donate online, click on “Search for a specific program.” When the new page comes up, type in the amount you would like to donate in the $ box to the left of “Grants“, and click on the arrow to the right of “Designate a Grant” to bring up the alphabetical list of grants. Select the “Mary Lou Hughes Research & Projects Grant (FY2012)” which you’ll see near the middle of the list.]

Thank you!

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Upcoming Programs – Save the Dates!

2016-2017 Seattle Branch Programs

  • September 17, 2016 – 9:30am-noon – Michelle LaRue on “Gettysburg: One Woman’s War” at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA.

Past Programs Seattle Branch 2014-2016

  • May 21, 2016 – 9:30 am – noon – Annual Meeting with Dana Twight on the 2016 elections at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA
  • April 27, 2016 – 7pm – Scholars Recognition Evening Reception at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA
  • March 19, 2016 – Alice Rothchild on her documentary of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA
  • February 20, 2016 -Jerry Large, Seattle Times columnist, on “Race and the Power of Stories”.
  • January 16, 2016 – 9:30 am – noon – speakers from Real Change on homelessness
  • December 19, 2015 – Holiday Meeting with quartet Vivacé
  • November 21, 2015 – 9:30 am – noon – UW Women’s Center update and presentation from our NCCWSL students
  • October 24, 2015 – 9:30 am – noon – Pam Crone, Seattle Branch member and AAUW Washington State lobbyist
  • September 19, 2015 – 9:30 am – noon – Theresa McCormick, Seattle Branch member, will speak about her book, “A Far Cry From Here”
  • July 18, 2015 – 1pm.  Annual Garden Tour at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens Fundraiser for Mary Lou Hughes R&P Grant Fund
  • May 16, 2015 – Annual Meeting & “Trip to Madagascar” with Tonna Kutner, Seattle-AAUW Branch member
  • April 22, 2015 – 7-9pm – with Renee Agatsuma, AAUW-Seattle Branch member, as our Keynote Speaker.
  • February 21, 2015 – “Slavery in Washington” with Eva Abram, Storyteller.
  • January 17, 2015 – “The Health of Seattle…What’s Coming in 2015″ with Hyeok Kim Deputy Mayor, City of Seattle
  • December 20, 2014- Holiday Program at The Seattle Yacht Club
  • November 15, 2014 – “Fisher women of Iceland:  Gender, Quotas, Crashes, and the International Fisheries ‘Crisis’” with Margret Willson, AAUW Award recipient at UW
  • October 14, 2014 – Megan McCloskey of Lotus Circle will speak about women’s rights in Viet Nam
  • September 20, 2014 – “GambiaHelp” with Shelby Tarutis
  • July 12, 2014 – Annual Garden Party at Chase Gardens in Orting with Highline Branch to benefit the Mary Lou Hughes R & P Grant
  • May 17, 2014 – “Garden Color…It’s Not Just About the Flowers” with Victoria Gilleland, Garden Designer at Cottage Garden Designs & Annual Meeting
  • April 9, 2014 – Scholar Recognition Reception, speaker Deborah Jensen, CEO Woodland Park Zoo
  • March 15, 2014 – Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) at Seattle University
  • February 15, 2014 – David Ward of Legal Voice to speak about PayEquity
  • January 18, 2014 – Nicole Brodeur, Seattle Times Columnist, “Who is Practicing the AAUW Mission in Our Community?”

Additional Past Programs and Events