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Augsburg Women Engaged (AWE)


“A Breath for George” Augsburg & AWE Host a Virtual Screening
Feb 25 at 7 p.m. Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this webinar:

A Breath for George is a collection of songs, interviews, monologues and short films
honoring the life and death of George Floyd, those who have fallen before him and those who continue to fall due to police brutality and systemic racism. Our film focuses on voices of Minnesotans; historically and adversely affected by social and civil injustices; physically, emotionally, and financially. A Breath for George is a vehicle to mobilize our citizens nationwide to roll up our sleeves and create radical, lasting change for our future.

A discussion of the film will follow.


Auggie Women are AWEsome

The secret to changing the world is hidden in plain sight. In fact, it’s half the population. Women vote more, women volunteer more, and women give more to charities than men do. Did you know that women control more than half of the total wealth in America?

Ask us—why are we in AWE?

We’re in AWE because 57% of Augsburg alumni are women. We’re in AWE because 59% of Augsburg students are women. Within the Augsburg community, women are more than half the population and that means we have a powerful force to make a difference at our University.

AWE-inspiring History

In late 2009, a group of Auggie women gathered to respond to a challenge. How can we effectively engage more women in the life of the college?

Together we articulated what we believe: women have knowledge, experience, and wisdom to bring to the University. A relationship with Augsburg enriches our lives as alumnae. We created an initiative—beneficial to both alumnae and the University—that would be a catalyst for tapping women’s potential to connect, learn, and give. We were encouraged and excited to launch an initiative to lift up women as important members of the Augsburg community in new ways.


Want to learn more about AWE?

Formed in 2009, the Augsburg Women Engaged (AWE) Philanthropy Council strengthens a culture of philanthropy and engagement through connecting, learning, and giving opportunities for Augsburg women and friends, in order to make a difference in the lives of Augsburg students. AWE provides a platform to engage and connect women with their passion of supporting Augsburg, and particularly women’s education and development. AWE fully supports Augsburg’s commitment to equity and inclusion and seeks to expand alumnae representation on the council, as well as support current and future Auggies from historically underrepresented backgrounds.

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