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Congratulations to the 2024 Agent of Change:
Rosie McVay   (Batavia-Geneva-St Charles branch)

Read about Rosie and her contributions to the mission and vision of AAUW

Read the 2024 Convention Booklet on the Members Only page

100 Years of AAUW-IL History:  View this slide show as shown at our April 2024 State Conference.

The Illinois delegation at the Regional Conference held October 2023 in St Louis, MO
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Connection newsletter: Stay current AAUW-IL news in the latest issue of Connection

AAUW Office Hours

National AAUW offers weekly virtual Office Hours sessions every Thursday at 2:30pm CT for member leader inquiries. Register to join our next session!

View the updated AAUW-Illinois Bylaws – 2022

The 2024-25 AAUW Illinois State Board:

President: Laura Desmarais – Wheaton-Glen Ellyn
Co-Vice Presidents – Programs: Kathyy Battee-Freeman – Springfield & Jo-An Takamoto-Sabonjian – Waukegan
Co-Vice Presidents – Membership: Danielle Byron – Wheaton-Glen Ellyn & Lori Switzer – Chicago, Inc
Director of Finance: Ruth Holst – Chicago, Inc
Secretary:  Carol Heisler – Crystal Lake
AAUW Funds Director: Sylvia Martin – Rock-Island Moline
Director – Bylaws and Policy: Carolyn Schjelderup – Rock Island-Moline
Nominating Committee Chair: Andi Danis – Aurora
Director – IL North:  Sue Topp – Naperville
Director – IL South: Open
Co-Directors – Public Policy: Karen Kortsch – Waukegan & Ken Olson – Schaumburg

EQUAL MEANS EQUAL is a film that gives an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. The Gender Equity Fund will provide a DVD or a theater-ready version of this movie with the completion of a reservation form and the receipt of a modest fee.  Please complete the form and mail to Carol Heisler. Download the agreement form.

LEG-Up Grants

LEG-Up grants help branches run Local Engagement mission-based projects. Read more about the LEG-Up and other grants offered by AAUW-IL.

 Who We Are

AAUW, the oldest women’s organization in the United States, was founded in 1881, and advances gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.
Read more about AAUW at www.aauw.org
Read more about AAUW’s research

Membership Criteria

Any graduate with an associate or equivalent degree or higher may become a member of AAUW. More AAUW-Illinois membership information.

In principle and practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.

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