AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN VERO BEACH FLORIDA BRANCH

Empowering Women Since 1881

aka AAUW Vero Beach   |   Vero Beach, FL   |  AAUWVeroBeach.org

Mission

At the national level: to advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy. Locally, AAUW Vero Beach supports scholarships, grants and programs for women and girls in Indian River County and advocates for women's rights.

Ruling year info

2013

President

Ms. Linda Barker

Main address

PO Box 2143

Vero Beach, FL 32961 USA

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Formerly known as

AAUW Vero Beach

EIN

59-6153154

NTEE code info

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Women and girls, although over 50% of the country's population, are still not equal to men in this society. We see the inequality in pay, in the percentage of women who have reached executive positions in business and academe, in sports and in many other areas of life. AAUW Vero Beach supports the aspirations of women and girls in Indian River County, FL through scholarship donations, volunteering, and tutoring. We support the entire spectrum of girls from elementary school through post-graduate women.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Monthly Branch Meetings

Our monthly meetings are usually over lunch with a speaker or attraction.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adults

AAUW hosts five Book Review Breakfasts a season at which a local celebrity reviews a book that s/he is passionate about. Open to the public, this event attracts adults, mostly women, and serves a continental breakfast, and adds to the continuing education of adults in Vero Beach.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Women and girls

AAUW Vero Beach members enjoy lifelong learning opportunities is the following groups: Creative Writing, International Relations, Lunch Bunch, Public Policy, Reading Groups, Tutoring (Youth and Adult), and Mentoring.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adults

Middle School Girls (rising 6th, 76h and 8th grade girls) will enjoy summer camp devoted to Digital Literacy, Emotional Intelligence and environmental studies at the Archie Carr Wildlife Refuge in the summers of 2022 and 2023 due to a grant from AAUW National to the Treasure Coast Girls' Coalition. AAUW Vero Beach was the sponsoring branch for the application made by member Shala Edwards, Executive Director of Treasure Coast Girls' Coalition. Characteristic of our philanthropy, AAUW supported this grant application AND members volunteer their time. And we learn as much as or more than the girls do!

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Ethnic and racial groups

AAUW Vero Beach awards scholarships to women who have received an AA and a 3.0 average and are going on to BA studies. Since 1971, we have given these scholarships -- recently 4 part-time scholarships, and one endowed scholarship. Beginning in 2018, we have given living stipends to two candidate a year during their intensive, year-long LPN program sponsored by the Economic Opportunity Council of Indian River County.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adults

Members tutor elementary school children through Big Brothers Big Sisters; adult readers through Literacy Services of Indian River County; and at-risk adolescents through the PACE Center for Girls.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

AAUW 1964

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of organizations applying for grants

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Adolescents, Adults

Related Program

Scholarships and Stipends

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Organizations apply for funding for Little Free Libraries (we create and stock 4), STEAM Camp (3 years), scholarships, stipends, and mentoring programs. We also volunteer our time with organizations.

Number of multi-year grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In Fiscal 2018, we received a $ 10,000 grant from AAUW in Washington DC to film Let Go, develop a Journal, and present it to 1,200 middle school girls in Indian River County.

Number of donations made by board members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of donors retained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Adults

Related Program

Scholarships and Stipends

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our donors are members, event sponsors and event goers. Their donations go primarily to Scholarships and Stipends but also to grants and programs for women and girls in Indian River County.

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Adults, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Scholarships and Stipends

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The 14 new donors for 2018 were sponsors for AAUW's Senior Expo 2019.

Number of coalition meetings

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Adolescents

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020-2021 meetings with Indian River Cares, a coalition of nonprofits in Indian River County

Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Adolescents

Related Program

STEM Summer Camp

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We help organize, donate to, and volunteer at the STEAM Camp at the Environmental Learning Center in Indian River County. The camp was discontinued during Covid.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

AAUW Vero Beach aims for equity for women and girls in Indian River County.

1. To enrich the lives of women and girls in Indian River County through involvement (philanthropy and volunteering) in local organizations that serve women and girls and advocacy for women's issues.
2. To provide growth and fellowship through education via our monthly branch meetings, fundraisers, and book review programs.
3. To be recognized in our community as a valued resource.
4. To increase our membership of women and men who wish to meet our strategic objectives.

AAUW Vero Beach has 100+ members, all of whom have been active in the enrichment of the lives of women and girls. All have a college education, many are former teachers and nurses who have a history of helping others learn, become and stay healthy, and live a productive life. We also have a Student Club at the local state college (Indian River State College, or IRSC) to which a number of undergraduates belong. Their capabilities enliven our branch and give us a young perspective on issues.

In addition to the many accomplishments listed above, we became a 501c3 charitable organization in 2013. This designation has enabled us to receive sponsorships for our fundraisers from local organizations.

Our philanthropic goals are to support women through scholarships and educational stipends, and support organizations that serve women and girls. Our philanthropy is of a dual nature: we both donate money and volunteer our time to local, state and national organizations that support women and girls.

In April 2022, we awarded 10 scholarships to young women: five of whom graduated from high school and are going on to college; 3 of whom completed their AA degree and are going on for a BA; and two of whom are taking an intensive LPN course.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Women and girls in Indian River County, FL.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Community meetings/Town halls, Letters from scholarship recipients,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have recently added scholarships for graduating high school seniors who are going on to college, mostly outside of Vero Beach. These were added at the request of our President, who believed that young women graduating from high school were more in need of financial help than the women in our community / state college. Indeed, we received 17 applications, interviewed 10 young women and gave 5 of them scholarships. In 201, we began funding living stipends to young women who had graduated from the REACH program at the Economic Opportunity Council of Indian River County and were accepted into an intensive, one-year LPN program. While they get Pell grants, etc. for tuition and books, the intensity of their academic year prohibits them from working, so they need living stipends.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board, Our community partners, Our members,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It has brought us closer to the women we serve. We hold an annual awards meeting to which we invite them. Recent recipients and past recipients come to the meeting or write letters with their feedback.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Our local college does not let us connect personally with the young women we fund.,

Financials

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN VERO BEACH FLORIDA BRANCH

Board of directors
as of 5/6/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Linda Barker

Kahty Martin

VP of Membership

Kathryn Wasiuk

Parliamentarian

Linda Molleo

Corresponding Secretary

Carole Strauss

Treasurer

Jonnie Perry

Director for Development

Diane Sattler

Director of Communications

Julie Watson

Recording Secretary

Crystal Morris

Director for Public Policy

Suzanne Jones

Director for Scholarships

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/03/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/06/2022

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.