About Us

The Kensington-Rockville Branch of AAUW was formed in May 2002 by the merger of the Kensington (founded 1947) and Rockville (founded 1957) branches.

Connect with our network of educated women to:

  • Expand educational and professional opportunities for women and girls.
  • Participate in non-partisan advocacy on issues affecting you and your family.
  • Partake of opportunities for leadership and personal growth in a supportive setting.
  • Discuss timely foreign policy issues through the Great Decisions program.
  • Join efforts to eradicate the scourge of human trafficking right where we live.
  • Read, review, and critique thought-provoking books.
  • Practice French conversation.
  • Lobby on Capitol Hill and/or in Annapolis.
  • Delve into AAUW’s national history as a volunteer archivist.
  • Advance higher education, legal and non-partisan political advocacy, research, and leadership for women through AAUW Funds.
  • Contribute to KR’s scholarships at Montgomery College for mature women who are returning students with dependents.
    • Support AAUW Maryland’s fundraising to continue sponsoring the Women of Distinction Awards ceremony, the highlight event of the annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL). Two KR members have been honored by the state by raising the required funds in their names:

Janet Wert Crampton, longtime leader and benefactor, 2014
Jennie Forehand, longtime Maryland State Delegate and Senator, 2015

  • Share our pride that three endowed AAUW fellowships for post-graduate women are named for KR branch members:
    • Jean Colburn American Fellowship, funded by AAUW Maryland
    • Dian Belanger International Fellowship, funded by AAUW Maryland
    • Janet Wert Crampton American Fellowship, for an earth sciences scholar, generously self-funded