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


We need boxes to store our sorted books in!

*We prefer uniform size boxes and currently use copier paper boxes.

*Bankers boxes would also work.

*We can’t use a box smaller than a bankers box.

*We prefer something we can close with a separate lid.

If you have boxes, please contact us at dgaauw@yahoo.com


Very exciting news! Pierce Tavern, always a busy venue, has generously agreed to host our May fundraiser!

Wednesday, May 18th

4 – 10 p.m.

Pierce Tavern, 5135 Main Street, Downers Grove

Gather your family and friends for fun and innovative food menu with a wide variety of cocktail, beer, and wine options.

The branch will receive 10% of all sales on Wednesday evening! No fundraiser code is needed – 10% all sales that evening will count, including carry-out and delivery! (excludes gift cards)

Reservations can be made for this event (call 630-869-5333 or join the online wait list)

Hopefully, the weather will be nice enough to allow for outside seating.

Thank you for supporting the branch by enjoying these fundraisers. This will be our last fundraiser for the fiscal year – so let’s make it a great one!




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In November of 2021, our branch awarded two Back-To-The-Books scholarships/grants.

Becky Joy Kristula (left) of Westmont attends National Lewis University and is getting her Masters of Business Administration.

Jill Ploetz (right) of Westmont attends North American University and is getting her M.ED in School Counseling.

Since our first award in 1987, we have awarded 76 scholarships and grants for a total of $123,250.

Our Annual Used Book Sale, which through the work of our membership and volunteers provides the funds for the scholarships and grants, was cancelled due to complications caused by the pandemic.  Through an online appeal and personal donations, our branch membership generously donated the funds toward the 2021 awards.


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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.