Since their first meeting of 17 women in 1881, AAUW has been breaking through educational and economic barriers for women and girls. Today, AAUW has more than 170,000 members and supporters and a nationwide community that includes 1,000 branches and 800 college and university partners. AAUW provides networking, advocacy, and action that contribute to a more promising future for women and girls.
Every summer, for more than 50 years, the Somerset Hills AAUW has held a very popular used book sale. The book sale raises funds for the AAUW Education Foundation scholarships; the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund; scholarships at local colleges; local public libraries; and the host school library.
The Somerset Hills Branch is a social as well as a social action organization. General meetings are fun and informative with programs on a wide variety of topics such as travel, health, history, science and culture and are open to the public. There are interest groups for book discussion, bridge, gourmet and Great Decisions.