Welcome to AAUW Palm Springs! Empowering Women and Girls in the Coachella Valley

Welcome to AAUW Palm Spring Branch! Join us for the 2023-2024 season where we are committed to putting our Mission in Motion as we strive to advance gender equity for women and girls in the Coachella Valley through research, education, and advocacy. We have a variety of events, programs and opportunities to connect to create community and impact for women.

Throughout the year, AAUW is actively writing grants and holding fundraising events to generate funds for our Tech Trek STEM, Tech Trek Alumnae, Gov Trek, and NCWSSL (college) programs.

Monthly luncheons are held on the second Saturday of the month at Morton’s The Steakhouse in Palm Desert, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Please join us at any of our upcoming events this season. If you have questions about our AAUW branch, please email us at aauwpalmspringsbranch@gmail.com.


Fundraising with a Fashion- Forward Twist!  AAUW PalmSprings will host a Purse Auction featuring an afternoon of fashion, food, and fundraising benefitting the Tech Trek STEM Camp Program on Wednesday, March 6th beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Kiki’s La Quinta. The event will showcase a variety of vintage and new purses and handbags filled with gift cards, jewelry, and other surprise items along with a live auction event featuring larger prize packages and experiences. Proceeds from the silent and live auction will go directly to supporting STEM Summer Camp costs for in-person and virtual programs at state universities.

Tickets are available for $70 per person and include admission, food, access to silent & live auction events and more! Limited Space Available!


Join us! Here’s what’s happening every month this season!


Sept. 9                 Authors Terri Banner                    Morton’s Steakhouse
11:30 AM            Bara Rosenbeck, Aggie Jordan     Palm Desert, CA

Oct. 14                Patrick Evans, KESQ                       Morton’s Steakhouse
11:30 AM                                                                       Palm Desert, CA

Nov. 11                Tech Trek campers                        Morton’s Steakhouse
11:30 AM                                                                       Palm Desert, CA

Dec. 9                  Holiday Celebration                       Kathi Farber’s home
4:00 PM                                                                         La Quinta, CA

Jan. 13                75th Anniversary Celebration        Desert Willow
11:30 AM                                                                       Palm Desert, CA

Feb. 10                AAUW National Fundraiser          Morton’s Steakhouse
11:30 AM            Program by Shelley Mitchell         Palm Desert, CA

Feb. 10               Pink in the Rink AAUW Night       Acrisure Arena
4:30 PM              at The Firebirds- Buy Tix Here    Palm Desert, CA

Mar. 6                  Purse Auction                                Kiki’s Restaurant
4:30PM                Buy Tickets Here                            La Quinta, CA

Mar. 9                  TBA                                                  Morton’s Steakhouse
11:30 AM                                                                      Palm Desert, CA

Apr. 13                 Annual Membership Meeting     Morton’s Steakhouse
11:30 AM                                                                      Palm Desert, CA

May 18                Officer Installation                         Morton’s Steakhouse
11:30 AM                                                                      Palm Desert, CA

June                     No meeting

July                       No meeting

August                No meeting

Board meetings are held the Tuesday before monthly luncheons at RAP Foundation, 41-550 Eclectic St., Palm Desert, CA.  Branch members are welcome to attend.  Call Kathi Farber for more information.