We want to thank all of our donors and members for their generous financial support and personal commitment to the mission of the non-profit AAUW. There are numerous opportunities for giving.
Gifts made through our branch can be designated to be applied to a specific project or area such as:
- Tech Trek Science Camp
- Community Grants
- Fellowships and Grants
- Legal Advocacy Fund
Donate by Check
If you wish to donate to AAUW you can download our donor form, fill it out, and mail the completed form along with your check made to the order of AAUW Laguna Beach Foundation * (LBF) to:
AAUW Laguna Beach Foundation
c/o Janette Mestre
2240 Hillview Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
> Click here to download a Donor Form.
Donate a Vehicle
You can donate your car to the non-profit AAUW Laguna Beach Foundation.* Proceeds from the sale of your vehicle will be used for projects that support our mission, such as Tech Trek science camp, scholarships and community grants that promote education for women and girls.
We are using a company called The Center For Car Donations. Here is how it works:
Call toll-free 1-877-411-3662
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You need to provide:
- Your name
- Your charity (AAUW Laguna Beach Foundation)
- Your phone number (someone will call back within 12 hours)
- Location of vehicle (street address)
- Year, make, and model
- VIN Number
Also be sure to mention that you heard about this program from AAUW.
They will pick up your car, give you a receipt, and handle all the paperwork for the IRS and DMV.
> Click here for Frequently Asked Questions
You can now contribute financially to our branch's mission by donating stock to the AAUW Laguna Beach Foundation (LBF). If you want to help sponsor a girl to go to Tech Trek science camp or contribute to our local scholarships, etc., you may designate where you want your donation to be applied.
Many donors choose to make gifts to non-profit organizations using long-term appreciated stocks and mutual funds due to the very attractive tax advantages associated with such gifts. The benefits available to you when making a contribution of stock or mutual funds may include:
- Avoiding federal and state tax on the capital gain.
- Receiving an income tax deduction for the full market value of your gift (not what you paid for it) if you itemize deductions on your tax return and have held the assets one year or longer.
- Making a larger gift at a lower original cost to you.
So, if you have appreciated stock in your portfolio and don't want to pay capital gains taxes when you sell it, consider a donation to AAUW-LBF. Before you make a gift of appreciated securities, however, you may wish to consult your financial planner or tax advisor to determine how the potential tax advantages described here apply to your specific situation.
For more information call Janette Mestre at 949-494-6064.
Legacy Giving - Make a Bequest
You can make a legacy gift to the non-profit AAUW Laguna Beach Foundation in your will. A bequest has several advantages:
- It is 100 percent deductible for estate tax purposes
- It may place your estate in a lower estate tax bracket
If you are interested in making a bequest to AAUW-LBF, speak to your estate planner or attorney about adding the appropriate language to your will.
Tech Trek Science Camp - Become a Sponsor
The Teck Trek scholarships that AAUW-LB awards are funded primarily through donations from local organizations and individuals. You can become a sponsor by donating funds to cover a full or partial scholarship.
> Download a Tech Trek Sponsorship Form
> Learn more about Tech Trek
Literary Luncheon Sponsorship and Silent Auction
There are many ways you can contribute to the success of our Annual Literary Luncheon. You can donate items for the Silent Auction or Raffle, become an event sponsor and have your personal message printed in the Program Booklet, or help underwrite the event costs. Local businesses can also become sponsors. Sponsorship information will be mailed to members and posted on this website several months before the Spring event.
*AAUW Laguna Beach Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Tax ID 33-0915388.