Scholarship Fundraising Initiative

Welcome to the Hilo Branch Celebration of Members Fund Raising Initiative

The following Hilo Branch Members have been recognized and honored as outstanding members who have contributed to our local branch, to the National Branch, to our local community here on the Island of Hawaii and beyond. We invite you to donate to our Scholarship Fund as a way to honor these members and it isn’t too late to nominate anyone else you would like to honor. A great way to honor women in our community and contribute to a very worthwhile cause—the AAUW Hilo Branch Scholarship Fund. Please send in a check to AAUW, PO Box 6132, Hilo, Hawaii 96720. Contact Nina Buchanan at to answer questions you might have about this initiative.

All donations are tax deductible and 100% of the donations to the AAUW Hilo Branch Scholarship Fund the scholarships students attending the University of Hawaii at Hilo and the Hawaii Community College of Hilo. Mahalo for your contribution. Please address your questions to Nina Buchanan at


Many AAUW members go above and beyond in service to the Hilo community and beyond. I had a difficult time selecting just one person from our association to honor. Luckily, you can honor any member you choose.  I encourage you to do so.

Elinor passed away in 2023, see In Memorium below.