2014-15 AAUW Returning Student Scholarship Recipient
Kathleen Ekeberg of Elmhurst is a student at the College of Du Page, having returned to school after a 20-year break. She is studying accounting, with the goal of becoming a CPA. She was chosen by the mathematics faculty to be a “math ambassador,” who encourages other students in their study of math and provides strategies to help them study and overcome their fear of math. She has also been designated a “spotlight student” by the accounting department. In addition to maintaining a 4.0 GPA, Kathleen holds two part-time jobs. Kathleen cites a favorite quote from Olympic Gold-medalist Dara Torres: “You don’t have to put an age limit on your dreams.”
Kathleen’s scholarship was funded by proceeds from the 2014 Used Book Sale.
Branch Book Sale 2015
This year’s Used Book Sale will be held July 30 – August 2 in the Multipurpose Room at Lincoln School in Elmhurst. Book collection bins will go out June 21 at the Elmhurst Public Library, Courts Plus, Lincoln School and other locations. More information to follow.
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 philanthropic 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, grants and scholarships for women on the national and local level. The 2014 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.
In December, Elmhurst Branch Members wrap books at Barnes & Noble in Oak Brook. Funds from this activity are donated to AAUW-related causes.
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
- Noontime Potpourri of Ideas Discussion Group
- Half the Sky
- Get Out the Vote Campaign
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.