This summer the McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women collected and sorted more than 40,000 books, videos tapes and CDs with the help of the Sun Trust Bank at 515 Maple Ave. E in Vienna. The books are sorted according to category and will be transported to the McLean Community Center for the 38th annual McLean AAUW sale at the Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. on Friday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 16, from noon to 4 p.m. The sale benefits scholarships for women. For more information, call 703-726-6470.
The McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women holds used book sales to raise funds for the AAUW Educational Foundation, the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund, and for local scholarships awarded to re-entry women students at George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College and the School of Professional Studies at Trinity University in Washington, D.C.
The foundation supports scholars pursuing academic research, and community activists helping to improve the lives of women and girls. Some women who have received grants or achievement awards are: environmentalist and author of “Silent Spring” Rachel Carson, Challenger astronaut Judith Resnick, anthropologist Margaret Mead, writer Eudora Welty, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, psychologist Carol Gilligan, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund founder Antonia Hernandez, and founder of the Children’s Defense Fund Marion Wright Edelman.
The AAUW Educational Foundation has helped more than 7,800 women from more than 120 countries to pursue their personal and professional goals through fellowships, grants and awards. The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund was established to support women challenging sex discrimination in higher education.
For more information about the AAUW Educational Foundation, call 202-728-7602.