There is an opportunity to own a baseball signed by Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer with “2019 World Series Champs!” and at the same time support women’s and girl’s education. With the cancellation of McLean Branch AAUW’s Used Book Sale, its annual charitable fundraiser, a substitute fundraiser will feature the Scherzer baseball opportunity along with a request for contributions to support education and local scholarships for women. In 2019 the proceeds of the book sale enabled the branch to fund scholarships for a woman returning to college at George Mason, Marymount, and Trinity universities and also support women’s education through AAUW Funds, a 501(c)(3) entity.
Donors will get on base with a contribution of $20 or more and also have the opportunity to hit a home run and own the baseball signed by Max Scherzer. In fact, three donors will have the opportunity because Max graciously gave the branch three signed balls.
For each $20 contribution, the person’s name will be listed. Multiples of $20 will enhance the opportunity, and the owners will be selected randomly.
Contributions can be made until Aug. 31 through GoFundMe at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/aauw-mclean-areas-home-run-fundraiser-for-women-and-education.
Donations may also be sent with full name, address, and phone number to McLean Branch AAUW (American Association of University Women) at P.O. Box 1002, McLean, VA 22101. A receipt will be sent for each contribution. The $40,000 goal will enable the branch to fund the scholarships and AAUW fellowships and grants as in the past. Last year’s book sale netted $47,000.