Donations to AAUW 

La Mesa-El Cajon, CA Foundation

In 2005, The La Mesa-El Cajon CA Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, was established.  Donations fund local scholarships and other educational programs sponsored by the La Mesa – El Cajon Branch of AAUW.

All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible.

Endowment Donation

Donations to the branch Foundation are managed and invested by the San Diego Foundation.

Check payable to: “AAUW La Mesa-El Cajon CA Foundation”:  write “Endowment” on memo line.  Send to Foundation Treasurer.

Philanthropy Donation

Distributions from the Endowment Fund, donations, and Author’s Luncheon profits are placed in this operating (checking) account to pay for our branch’s programs – Speech Trek, First Female, Tech Trek and Local Scholarships.

Check payable to: “AAUW La Mesa-El Cajon CA Foundation”:  write “Philanthropy” on memo line.  Send to Foundation Vice President.

 Legacy Donation

AAUW members are encouraged to use the Foundation for future planned giving. This is your way to leave a LEGACY. Your donation can be a gift of cash, real estate or property (by will or bequest), insurance policy or appreciated stock.  Contact a Foundation board member for details.

Foundation meetings are held quarterly and are open to all branch members.

Meeting Dates: to be announced

Fundraising via

Do you shop on   If so, you can help our La Mesa-El Cajon AAUW Branch.

Go to:

Click on the Amazon Smile logo on the right side of the page.  And then place your order.   By ordering from Amazon this way, our branch will receive a small percentage of your purchase price, which we will apply to our scholarship fund for young women.

Please spread the word to family and friends.

AAUW Fund Donation

Donations to AAUW Fund (National)

The “AAUW Fund” was established in 1881 to provide scholarships and grants to women for higher education.  This Fund also supports AAUW’s programs and activities, such as Start Smart, Tech Savvy, Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) and AAUW Advocacy

Check payable to:  “AAUW Fund”.  Send check to AAUW Fund VP.  To donate online with a credit card: (tax deductible)

Other Donations 

Donations to TechTrek (Local)

Tech Trek funds a one-week camp of STEM classes and projects for middle-school girls via a 501c3 state program.

Check payable to:  “AAUW CA SPF” (Special Projects Fund) with “UCSD Camp Tech Trek LM-EC Branch” written on the memo line. Send check to Finance Officer. (tax deductible)

 Donations for LM-EC Branch

Donations pay for directory, insurance, Forecast, meetings, and various branch business and activities.  (Not tax deductible)

Check payable to:  AAUW La Mesa-El Cajon Branch.  Send check to Finance Officer.