Who We Are

2019 Scholarship Recipient, Shannon O’Regan with Scholarship Chair Ellen O’Shaughnessy

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 150,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 700 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.

Located at one of Florida’s most popular east coast vacation destinations, the Daytona Beach Branch draws members from throughout Volusia County and the Daytona metropolitan area.  We welcome participation in our activities by  “Snowbirds” visiting the area from other branches.


AAUW’s Mission:
AAUW advances gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy.

Vision: Equity for all.

Values: Non-partisan, Factbased, Integrity, Inclusion and Intersectionality.