Upcoming Branch Activities


Chicago Foundation for Women Conference

“Activate Your Power” Symposium

Thursday, October 19th

9:00 am -1:30 pm

Hyatt Regency Hotel – Chicago

Space is limited and registration is required.

Please refer to the October Branch Newsletter for registration details.


Book Discussion Group

Thursday, October 26th

1:00 pm

The Story of San Michele


Axel Munthe

Hostess:  Lois Jones

Leaders: Lois Jones and Mary Haldman


Adelante! Book Discussion

Thursday, October 26th

Webinar – 6:30 pm

A Disability History of the U.S.


Kim E. Nielsen

Register at www.aauw.org


 The League of Women Voters of Elmhurst

has invited the AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch to:

The Status of the ERA in Illinois

Thursday, October 26th

7:00 pm

Presented by Michelle Fadeley

NOW Vice President of Communications

Elmhurst Public Library


November Meeting

Wednesday, November 8th

7:00 pm

Barriers and Bias: the Status of Women in Leadership

Elmhurst Public Library

Andi Danis, AAUW-IL Gender Equity Fund, will present a program on recent AAUW research which focuses on the reasons for the underrepresentation of women in leadership positions in all professions and the actions proposed for narrowing and eliminating them.

Free and open to the public.



AAUW Elmhurst Area Branch is dedicated to the AAUW mission
of advancing equity for women and girls
through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

Visitors and prospective members are welcome to all of our meetings.  If you are interested in joining our branch, please come to one of our meetings and ask for a membership application.

Elmhurst Branch Philanthropic Activities

For over 50 years, the Elmhurst Area Branch has sponsored an annual Used Book Sale. This is our primary fund raising activity. The sale is usually held the first Thursday-Sunday in August at an Elmhurst school. The proceeds from this sale are used to fund AAUW research and programs on the national level as well as scholarships at the local level. The 2016 Book Sale was another resounding success, raising funds for scholarships and providing an inexpensive place for the community to shop for a complete range of books.

Elmhurst Branch Activities

The Branch has general meetings on the second Wednesday of the month from September through May.  Programs begin at 7:00 p.m. and are usually held at the Elmhurst Public Library.  For details on this year’s program line up, see the Program page.

In the summer, our members are actively involved in preparing for the Annual Used Book Sale. Volunteers are always welcome.

The Branch also has a number of special study groups.  These currently include:

    • Book Discussion Group
    • Half the Sky

AAUW Value Promise

By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

AAUW Mission Statement

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

Accepting members with Associates Degrees or higher.