The American Association of University Women is a national organization that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Membership is open to anyone with an associate or higher degree from an accredited institution. There are 170,000 members nationwide.
The Healdsburg Branch of AAUW, serving Cloverdale, Geyserville, Healdsburg and Windsor, founded in 1975, now has over 200 members. It furthers its mission by providing scholarships for women and girls and supporting local education. For 18 years Healdsburg AAUW has sent eighth grade girls to a life-changing week at Tech Trek Camp at Stanford University. It has also provided scholarships to women graduating from Santa Rosa Junior College and accepted at a four year college to continue their education. Scholarships are also available for college bound-girls graduating from Healdsburg and Cloverdale high schools.