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AAUW NC Board of Directors Meeting
July 11, 2003 Jacksonville, NC

Educational Foundation Report

The total amount sent from AAUWNC to the Educational Foundation for 2002 was $37,790.87. At this time the contributions for the Educational Foundation from AAUWNC for 2003 total $5400.83. This amount includes $1350 sent as memorials for Elizabeth Johnson. Let us work to make our contributions for 2003 exceed the amount sent last year.

Due to financial constraints Research and Project Grants(Community Action and Career Development Grants) were not funded for 2003-2004. Partial funding will be restored for 2004-2005. Some funds sent to EF for General Foundation Support (undesignated funds) will be used to help support Research and Projects Grants.

Fellowships and Grants Designation Codes

The North Carolina Fellowships and Research and Projects Grants and their Designation Codes are given below:

American Fellowships
Quisenberry, Shirley S. and Karl S.: 4094
Winston, Ellen Black: 1621

International Fellowship
Gilliatt, Rosalynd: 1155

Research and Projects Grants
Charlotte Branch: 4175
Johnson, L. Adelaide & M. Elizabeth: 1813
Norris, Beth: 1857
North Carolina Golden Anniversary: 1283
Retherford, Enola G.: 1759
Schaffmeyer, Stine J.: 4154

The Educational Foundation Contributions form that must be sent with all contributions must include the appropriate Designation Code. Information on the history of North Carolina Fellowships and Research and Projects Grants can be found in the North Carolina AAUW History 1947 - 2001 by Clara Allen, pages 14 - 16.

Financial briefings

Financial Briefings were held during the recent AAUW Convention at Providence, RI. Jo Herber, a member of the EF Board of Directors, reported that the Board and staff of EF worked very hard to achieve a balanced budget for 2004 - 2005. The EF staff members agreed to no increase in salary in order to have a balanced budget.

The 2003 EF Awards

These were presented at the EF Banquet at the Convention.

Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award
Presented to the National Women's Law Center. Founded in 1972, the year that Title IX was passed, the National Women's Law Center has protected and advanced the progress of women and girls in every aspect of their education.

AAUW Recognition Award for Emerging Scholars
Presented to Linda K. Weavers, Ph. D., Assistant Professor of Engineering at Ohio State University. Weavers researches the basic science and applications of sonochemistry( the study of reactions in or near collapsing bubbles) and advanced oxidation processes to the purification of drinking water, wastewater, and hazardous wastes. Her research provides the basis for effective and efficient modeling of complex environmental processes and water treatment technologies.

AAUW Achievement Award
Presented to Gloria Steinem, one of the most influential writers, activists of our time. She travels worldwide as a lecturer and feminist organizer and is a frequent media spokeswoman on issues of equality. Biography magazine listed her as one of the 25 most influential women in America. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY, in 1993. She was a featured speaker at the 1977 AAUW Convention in Minneapolis.

Mary Jo Pribble, EF Chair



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