Welcome to the Downers Grove Area (IL) Branch of AAUW!

AAUW (American Association of University Women): www.aauw.org is a national organization of 100,000 women and men in more than 1000 branches across the country. AAUW promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal changes.

We support the National AAUW mission:
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

The Downers Grove Area Branch was founded in 1949 and has approximately 100 members from Darien, Downers Grove, Lisle, Westmont, and Woodridge. As a branch, we study global issues, promote women’s education, and meet for social events.

Annual Holiday Luncheon

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Social Time: 11:30 A.M. (cash bar)  Meal: Noon

Capri Restaurant, 5101 Main Street, Downers Grove

“Program” following dessert, any time after 12:45 P.M.  Short remarks followed by 15-20 minutes of entertainment including an audience singalong.  Reservations must be made and paid ($30) by Monday, November 21.

Thanks to the ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out) for supporting our Legal Advocacy Fund benefit at Fuddruckers, and for graciously smiling for a snapshot by Kate Skegg!


The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) works to challenge sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace. Sex discrimination today takes a variety of forms: unfair pay, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and violations of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 can affect both women and men. LAF addresses these barriers by informing people of their rights and using the legal system to seek justice and change.