University Women’s Foundation (UWF)

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The University Women’s Foundation of East Jefferson County (UWF) was established in 1994 by Port Townsend AAUW as its philanthropic affiliate, and is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit foundation. UWF raises funds for the UWF Scholarship Endowment Fund, annual high school scholarships, gifts to national AAUW Funds and community projects that promote education and equity for women and girls in Jefferson County.

May 2017: We awarded about $55,000 in scholarships! Our members helped raise the funds for  deserving young women from East Jefferson County.

Click links below for our funded programs:

The Elmira K. Beyer Endowed Scholarship,  the Lisa T. Painter Endowed Scholarship and the Academic Endowed Scholarship are funded from SEF interest and dividend earnings.
[Click to read more about ScholarshipsBeyer and Painter]

DONATIONS: Donations are gratefully accepted. Contributions to UWF are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Through the successful kitchen tour, silent auction, annual appeals, raffles, tribute cards, and generous donations, UWF is able to award many scholarships, recognize outstanding girls in math, science and technology, provide funds for special assistance for elementary schools, organize career days, and host political forums. Email You can even contribute by shopping at SMILE program.  For as little as $5, you can help support UWF by sending a Tribute Card.
Click here to download the Tribute_Card_Order.

UWF Board
President: Carolyn Wasteneys
VP Development: Laura Souza
VP Finance: Laraine Legg
Vice President of Scholarship: Celia Fry
VP of Records/Secretary: Barbara “Jo” Blair

Mailing Address:
University Women’s Foundation
P.O Box 644
Port Townsend WA 98368

If you need reimbursement for expenses related to UWF, download and print the UWF_Reimbursement_Form, fill out the form, and mail it with your receipt to

UWF Vice-President Finance, P.O. Box 644, Port Townsend WA 98368.

Refer to and/or download:

UWF Bylaws August 2017
UWF Policies
UWF Terminology
Gift Acceptance
Legacy Society
UWF History
Articles of Incorporation
IRS determination letter
Certificate of incorporation