Welcome to the Walla Walla Branch of AAUW!

Mission Statement:

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


Join Us in Welcoming our Latest Members:

(Joined since latest directory was published)
Jean Bender – joined January 2019
Wendye Bren
Jody Sanchez
Kelly Trop
Mary Gibson
Peggy Tierney

(Included in latest directory)
Chessa Hickox
Logan Higgins
Pat King
Karen Leier
Zoe Lindsay
Debra Mallard
Patti Parks
Ursula Volwiler
Amy Watkins
Nancy Wood
Becky Thomas

Big Idea Talks – 2019

Co-sponsored by

AAUW Walla Walla & Walla Walla Public Library

Walla Walla Public Library, 238 E. Alder

January 31 – 7 pm 
“The Student Debt Crisis.”
Marilyn Ponti, Director of Financial Aid, Whitman College; Amanda Fleck, Associate Director, Student Loan Center, Walla Walla University; and Debra Erikson, Director of Workforce Education Services at Walla Walla Community College.

February 28 – 7 pm 
“The Past, Present and Future of Public Broadcasting.”
Kerry Swanson, Station Manager/Radio
Northwest Public Broadcasting
Pullman, Washington

The 44th AAUW BOOK SALE February 22-24, 2019 

Click the link below for more details on volunteering at the Book Sale!
2019 Book Sale 

2019 Scholarship Information

Applications are accepted starting in January 2019 for the AAUW-Walla Walla 2019 Educational Scholarships.  These scholarships were established to provide assistance to women who have completed at minimum one year of college (30 semester or 45 quarter credits) and have a desire to complete their undergraduate or post-graduate education.

Please note that there must be a break of at least one year at some time during their college education process.

Please go to the Blue Mountain Community Foundation’s website for more information.



Thank You for Supporting the

16th Annual AAUW Kitchen Tour

Because the owners of eight homes opened their unique kitchens to more than 400 people in the community, our Walla Walla affiliate of the American Association of University Women raised approximately $14,000 during its 16th annual Kitchen Tour on Oct. 7.

Proceeds will help fund scholarships for local women and support education projects throughout the community, said Cecile Ervin, Kitchen Tour committee chairwoman.

The homeowners who shared details of design and construction in their kitchens with ticket holders are Kelly and JJ Menozzi, Alison Kirby and Dan Calzaretta, Brenda Bernards and Dan Smith, Kelly Watson and Dan Beebe, Robert and Lura Hafen, Dierdre and Ki Bealey and Craig and Charlotte Roberts.

Sponsors that supported the event included Bunch Finnigan Appliances of Kennewick and from Walla Walla, Gary’s Paint and Decorating and t.h.e. Interior.

“The beautiful, designs, craftsmanship and products of these businesses were well represented in many of the homes on the tour,” Cecile said.

Proceeds were also raised from four raffle opportunities made possible by donations from local businesses and individuals: an assortment of gift certificates from local retailers and restaurants, and a Wine Country Picnic-themed gift basket donated by Sue Gillespie. Raffle winners were Joyce Afward, Lisa Johnson, Barbara Suzui and Corinna Whitehurst.

Additional support for the benefit came in the form of ads placed in the full-color Kitchen Tour guide. The 2019 tour is slated for Oct. 6.  If you are interested in volunteering your time, or your kitchen, please contact Judy Peasley (gjpeas1070@gmail.com)

(originally published in the Walla Walla Union Bulletin 10/14/2018)