The AAUW – South Lake Tahoe Branch is a branch of the American Association of University Women, a national organization of more than 170,000 members and supporters. Founded in 1881, the AAUW has been the voice heard at the national level promoting education equity for girls and women. The AAUW today seeks to continue to unite graduates of educational institutions and be a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.
The South Lake Tahoe Branch is one of the 140 branches of AAUW in California. As an active branch of the California and National AAUW since 1964, our purpose is to promote equity, education, intellectual growth, individual worth, and development of opportunities for women and girls. We currently have approximately 50 members from both the California and Nevada sides of the south shore of Lake Tahoe. The California state organization AAUW-CA has 20,000 members. In addition, there are 48 college and university campus partners throughout California. The Nevada state organization can be reached at http://aauw-nv.aauw.net/. Visitors and guests are encouraged to attend a meeting or two before deciding to join the organization.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.