University Women’s Foundation (UWF)

The University Women’s Foundation of 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 (click here for tax info and donations…). 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.

2019 – Celia Fry awarding new Technical Scholarship to Ellena Schaefer

2020-2021 Over $65,000 awarded even during country’s quarantine — Read more…
2019-2020 Scholarship awards at our May 11 presentation — Read more…
2018: Over $70,000 in honor of our 70th branch anniversary!
Read the news…
2017: Nearly $55,000 in scholarships
Our members helped raise the funds for  deserving young women from East Jefferson County.

Click links below for our 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]

Remember to use to donate a portion of your purchases to UWF!

UWF Board
President: Catharine Robinson –
VP Development: Lynn Meyer –
VP Finance: Yvonne Starkey –
Vice President of Scholarships: Jean Stastny –
VP of Records/Secretary: Linda Drew

For copies of annual reports, please contact

If you need reimbursement for expenses related to UWF, click here to download and print the UWF_Reimbursement form, fill out the form, and mail it with your receipt to UWF Vice-President Finance

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

Refer to and/or download:

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