Margot ANDREW Anderson ’79

Instilling hope in the lives of HIV+ children

In 1993, Margot ANDREW Anderson ‘79 pioneered a camp program for children with HIV/AIDS at a time when the disease was largely misunderstood and greatly feared in society.
Her outreach to these children took hold and helped change the way we see both the disease and those who are living with it.

Margot ANDREW Anderson ‘79

Chance was talking - and this one time, I listened
Today, Camp Laurel is one of California’s most celebrated social programs. With a full-time staff, scores of volunteers, and sponsorships from some of America’s biggest companies, Camp Laurel provides outdoor wilderness, mentorship and support programs to 600 children, youth and families affected by HIV, most of them from low-income backgrounds, every year.