Welcome to the Laguna Beach, California Branch of AAUW

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a nationwide network of more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 branches, and 800 college/university institution partners. The mission of AAUW is to advance equity for women and girls through education, research and advocacy.  Our active Laguna Beach branch was founded in 1967 and includes over 150 residents of Laguna Beach and surrounding communities.

We are proud to have:

  • Tutored and mentored over 400 students through The Learning Club (TLC)
  • Helped approximately 300 college students negotiate a fair salary through Start Smart
  • Sent over 130 middle school girls to STEM camps through Tech Trek
  • Awarded over $100,000 in financial aid and scholarships

To discover more of what we do, please explore our website and the attached Laguna Beach brochure and CA flyer. Then consider joining us to help carry on our mission by filling out the membership application. Thank you.

AAUW Brochure AAUW California Membership Application


Please come to this non-event fundraiser to support our programs that advance equity for women and girls through education, research and advocacy. (For specifics about the programs your donations support, click on the Activities and Scholarship buttons above.) 

  • Please be generous!
  • You can do this from the comfort of your own home – no leaving home or purchasing tickets is necessary!
  • Just click on the donate button!
  • All donations are tax-deductible!

We thank you for your support!

Touring the Lyon Air Museum

On January 24, 2024, AAUW-LB members enjoyed a docent led tour of the Lyon Air Museum, established by Major General William Lyon to commemorate the remarkable history of World War II aviation.

AAUW Laguna Beach Branch had a Meet and Greet program September 17th

at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall. The members and guests enjoyed seeing one another and learning about all the work we do for women and girls in our community. Special guests included Lisa Wong, one of five scholarship recipients from Saddleback College and Alexis Lang, a 2016 NCCWSL recipient from LCAD. National College Conference for Women Student Leaders is held annually at the University of Maryland and has about 1000 college women attend from around the world. AAUW Laguna Beach sends two students each year.

Also Madeleine Peterson, Program Chair, had each interest group state their purpose and encouraged members to sign up.