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.



The Used Book Sale for June 2020 has been cancelled.

BUT we want to award our local Back-To-The-Books Scholarship this fall and National AAUW continues to fund Grants & Fellowships.

Help us continue our mission by donating to our Online Fundraiser!

Click HERE to donate with a credit card.

If you would prefer to pay with a check, please mail your check payable:

Downers Grove Area AAUW

PO Box 694, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Please note that your donation to our local 501(c)(4) organization is not tax deductible.

An acknowledgment of donors appears on this webpage.  We will periodically send out thank you emails to acknowledge donors and report on fundraising progress. We will also publish a list of donors in a Facebook post this fall.

If you would prefer not to be acknowledged by name, please use Anonymous as your first name on the online donation form or include a note in your check donation envelope.


Donations total $7,585 as of July 2, 2020!

(This total does not match the total of the online campaign as checks and other direct donations are not reflected.)

We gratefully acknowledge the following donations:

(as of July 2, 2020)

Used Book Sale Supporter ($1 – $50)

  • Janet Meyer
  • Marti Sladek
  • Kim Venzon
  • Coleen Walter
  • Marilyn Wigder

Rare Book Collectors ($51 – $500)

  • Susan Becker
  • Amy Buonassisi
  • Joan Fisher
  • Deb Harris
  • Cindy Heckler
  • Claudia Kappel
  • Cynthia Laughlin
  • Harriett Lindstrom
  • Dorothy McMahan
  • Rosalie Oppenheim
  • Emily Owens
  • Ruth Pordes
  • Lynne Romito
  • Lea Rubino
  • Sue Schaal
  • Nancy Swanson
  • Kay Vlahos
  • Mary Beth Weeks
  • Carole Zoeller

Educator’s Society ($501 – $2,000)

  • Anonymous
  • Barbara Norem

Scholarship Hero (above $2,000)

  • Joyce Tumea