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


We are once again faced with the cancellation of our Annual Used Book Sale due to complications caused by the pandemic.  Help us continue to fulfill our mission to provide local scholarships this fall to deserving women in Downers Grove, Darien, Lisle, Westmont, & Woodridge and contribute to National AAUW’s Greatest Needs Fund by making a monetary donation through our online fundraiser. Consider how much you have spent at our sale in the past as you think about making a donation.

Our goal this year is to raise $6,250, 80% for local scholarships and 20% for our annual donation to National AAUW.  Please note that only the 20% of your donation that will go to National is tax deductible.

Donations total $2,500 as of July 21, 2021!

(This total reflects all contributions made via credit card at the link below as well as checks sent to the PO Box listed below beginning on July 17, 2021.)

Please click here to donate with a credit card.

If you would prefer to pay with a check, please make your check payable to:  “Downers Grove Area AAUW” and mail to:  Downers Grove Area AAUW PO Box 694 Downers Grove, IL 60515

We will post a final total and acknowledge all donors in September using the following level system:

Used Book Sale Supporter:  up to $49

Rare Book Collector:  $50 to $499

Educator’s Society:  $500 – $1,999

Scholarship Hero:  $2000 and above

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.

Restaurant Fundraiser for August : 3 Corners (again)

We will once again patronize 3 Corners Grill & Tap at 7231 Lemont Road. The date is Wednesday, August 25th, 2021, and you can use the vouchers all day to credit your purchase to the branch. Hand them out freely (but not when you’re at the restaurant).  We get 20% – no minimum amount to qualify.

Gather your friends, family and AAUW colleagues to have a great meal while raising money for our scholarship fund. As always, thank you for supporting our fundraisers!


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.