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Used Book Sale to Be Held Sept. 20-22

The McLean Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold its 44th AAUW Annual Used Book Sale at the McLean Community Center, on Friday Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and, Sunday, Sept. 22 from noon to 4 p.m.

Funds raised last year from the 43rd Annual Used Book Sale, contributed both to local scholarships and also to national AAUW efforts. Nationwide, the 165,000-member organization of AAUW awarded $4.3 million dollars in fellowships, grants, research projects, legal advocacy and leadership training for women and girls. The community support and the thousands of hours of volunteer labor donated by the Branch members and the facilities donated by the Vienna Sun Trust Bank resulted in the McLean Area Branch of AAUW being recognized nationally and state-wide for outstanding achievement in fund raising.

Among the AAUW’s 1,000 branches and 800 colleges and universities partners, the McLean Area Branch of AAUW received five fundraising awards for 2012.

The AAUW McLean Area Branch achieved first place in total branch giving to the AAUW Public Policy Fund, which is nationally recognized to be one of the top advocates for laws and policies that are fair to women.

The AAUW McLean Area Branch achieved fourth place in total branch giving to the AAUW Leadership Programs Fund which helps develop women’s potential to lead in their schools, communities and country.

The AAUW McLean Area Branch achieved fifth place in total branch giving to the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund, which serves as one of the top protectors of the legal rights of those facing discrimination.

The AAUW McLean Area Branch achieved seventh place in total branch giving in Combined Support to all of AAUW’s programmatic areas.

And to top it off, the AAUW McLean Area Branch was recognized as one of the ten top branches to contribute to the AAUW Eleanor Roosevelt Fund. This fund enables top researchers to provide understanding of issues that are important to women and girls.