Welcome to the San Mateo, CA Branch of AAUW!

The American Association of University Women is one of the nation’s leading voices promoting education and equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political.

The San Mateo branch supports education in several ways:  awarding scholarships to local community college students to continue their education at a 4-year university; sponsoring 1-3 women from local community colleges to attend the yearly National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) in College Park, Maryland; raising funds for middle school girls to attend Tech Trek which is an AAUW CA program; and raising funds for the AAUW Funds’ national education and legal advocacy programs.

Besides approximately four meetings per year for the entire membership, there are a number of interest sections composed of 10-20 women which meet on a monthly basis.  Information for these is under the heading Interest Sections.

For questions about membership or the information on this website, please contact either of the Membership Co-Vice Presidents, Maureen Buchner at 650-573-1604 or Mary Ann McKay at 650/349-1330