The American Association of University Women was founded in 1882 as the American Association of Collegiate Alumnae.  The name was changed to its present form in 1921.  The Elgin Area Branch was organized in 1920 with 40 charter members.

Our Mission Statement
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.

Our Vision Statement
AAUW will be a powerful advocate and visible leader in equity and education through research, philanthropy, and measurable change in critical areas impacting the lives of women and girls.

Our Diversity Statement
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 or disability.

Membership is open to all graduates having associates or equivalent baccalaureate degrees from accredited colleges and universities. An undergraduate student enrolled in a regionally accredited educational institution shall be eligible for student affiliation.

Dues for 2018-2019:

$82.00 (branch-$13; state-$10; assoc.-$59)
$23.00 for life members (branch-$13; state-$10)
$27.00 for student affiliate (branch-$5; state-$5; assoc.-$17)

AAUW National Website
To find more information about the national organization of AAUW visit www.aauw.org.

AAUW Illinois Website
To find out more about the Illinois state organization of AAUW, visit: www.aauw-il.org.

Upcoming AAUW – IL Events

AAUW-Illinois – District 5  36th Annual Networking Luncheon
January 26, 2019       Embassy Suites – 1445 Lake Cook Road – Deerfield, IL
Guest Speaker: Wendy Pearlman, Associate Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University, Author of: We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices From Syria.

Networking at 11:30 AM     Lunch at 12:15 PM      Guest Speaker – 1:00 PM

Luncheon:  $40.00 – Entrée Choices: Salmon with lemon cream sauce; Choice sliced beef; Chicken picatta; Mushroom Risotto. Also included with entrée:  green salad, rolls, dessert, coffee & tea.

Reservations must be received with payment no later than January 19th.  See December/January newsletter on this website for reservation form and address.

April 13, 2019     AAUW Fellows Luncheon – Lams Farm, Libertyville

May 3, 2019        AAUW-IL State  Convention – Springfield, IL


Upcoming AAUW – National Events

Plans are underway for AAUW to celebrate in 2020 the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and all we have accomplished!