The Legacy of Ann Chipley
AAUW NC invites all members and branches to support the AAUW Educational Foundation endowment, honoring the late Ann Chipley. A past president of AAUW NC, she was one of our few state leaders who made the transition to an AAUW national leader, and at the time of her death in 1996, she was the AAUW Director of Public Policy. For a profile of this state and national leader, see http://bit.ly/thn-chipley99 .
Following her death the AAUW Educational Foundation Board set up an endowment in Chipley’s name to support AAUW Fellowships. We in AAUW NC are working very hard to reach the $100,000 goal ($9,000 left to go!) by May 2017 – the deadline when the fellowship funds in her name expire. Many of our current AAUW members never knew Ann Chipley. She was an active member of the Rocky Mount branch, and our state president in1980-82. However, there are those in our branches who do remember Ann as an outstanding leader and force to advance the AAUW public policy program.
To get a glimpse of this woman, please take a few minutes to read an excerpt from her address to the women at the New York State convention in 1987, printed on the back page 8 of this
newsletter. Should you wish to extend her legacy through the American Fellowship scholarships program, you can do so online at http://aauwnc.org/donate-chipley .
Article taken with permission from Tar Heel News