Welcome!

Click to DonateWelcome to the Makefield Area Branch of AAUW, committed to the AAUW mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research in Bucks County, PA.


Meet “the Bookmark Lady”

Kathy Shaginaw is a member of the Branch board and has been a mainstay of the Branch for many years. In addition to her many other talents and accomplishments, she has recently become well-known by children all over the area as the lady who makes the monster bookmarks at Cops ‘n’ Kids events.

Get to know her better…


In pursuit of our mission, our branch

  • holds regular program meetings, where members learn about a variety of topics from international relations to popular culture
  • advocates for public policy goals at the local, state, and national levels
  • spearheads the Cops ‘n’ Kids Delaware Valley literacy project
  • holds an annual Girls’ Recognition Evening for seventh-grade girls who excel in Math and Science
  • helped institute Let’s Read Math, a program to teach children math concepts through reading children’s books
  • sponsors interest groups that bring together members to develop shared interests
  • gives scholarships to local high school girls and women returning to college
  • co-sponsors community events such as the Bucks County Women’s History Month Award

The Makefield Area Branch serves the Yardley-Newtown area and surrounding communities of historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania (map).

Contact us for more information.