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

Virtual cabi Fashion Show & Back-to-the-Books Fundraiser
Thursday, March 4 @ 7:00
Please RSVP HERE by Friday, February 26!

**The RSVP deadline has been extended! Don’t miss out on this exclusive event!”

Many of us have not had the opportunity to update our wardrobes or spend a fun night gathering with friends in quite a while. Let’s change that and help other women at the same time! Grab a glass of wine and join us for a virtual fashion show and personalized shopping experience on the first Thursday in March as we gather online for a fundraiser to support our Back-to-the-Books scholarship.

We will be hosting a virtual fashion show where you will see the new spring line from cabi, a line of women’s clothing and accessories that fit and flatter women for any occasion, and you will have the opportunity to purchase any pieces that you like. A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to AAUW for our Back to Book Scholarship fund and you will also be supporting a local woman owned business in our consultant, Susan Luka.

It is simple! RSVP HERE and then keep your eye out for an email from Susan with a link to the Front Row viewing of cabi’s newest Spring Collection. All you will need to do is log on at 7:00, Thursday March 4 and sit back and enjoy!

The show is interactive, allowing you to see and speak to each other while enjoying the models as they mix and match pieces. You can select items to add to your favorites list and if you wish to purchase anything, you can do this here too, or in the days immediately following the show. Our consultant, Susan will be available for personalized style advice and sizing suggestions.

Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 7 – 8 p.m. via Zoom

“Eleanor Roosevelt” by Leslie Goddard, well-known local historian and portrayal artist.

Imagine having a conversation with a celebrated First Lady!  Eleanor Roosevelt grew from a shy, homely orphan into a confident, driven champion of human rights. In this program, Eleanor grapples with whether or not to join the United Nations. As she considers her options, she shares stories of her childhood, her marriage , her work during two wars, her husband’s bout with polio, coming to the White House in 1933, and Franklin’s death. As she speaks, she reveals the warm, honest, and passionate woman she was.

Co-Hosted by DG Area Branch and Lombard Area Branch of AAUW

Register for the event HERE by Monday, March 15.

All those registered will receive the Zoom link on Tuesday, March 16.

Lou Malnati’s Benefit Night

Wednesday, March 24

Visit Lou Malnati’s in Downers Grove, Naperville and Bolingbrook on Wednesday, March 24th. Chose the location that is most convenient for you. See the posted flyer which includes the hours of operation for each restaurant. Please, please publicize this to your friends and family.

Lou Malnati’s will donate 20% of our group’s sales (pre-tax/alcohol excluded) back to our organization Valid for dine in, carryout, and delivery orders. Customers must present a hard copy or digital version of the Lou Malnati’s Fundraising flyer at time of placing order. Please also review your receipt to ensure it is marked with “fundraiser” at the bottom. If you do not see this item on your receipt, please see a manager or email the receipt to Fundraising@loumalnatis.com

Orders can be placed via app or on the website. Our unique promo code is FUNDAAUW

We encourage you to email, text, tweet, or post the flyer to Facebook! Do not promote the fundraisers in store.

Catering and gift cards do not count

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.