About Us

Pay Equity poster from the 2009 AAUW national convention. Signed by Lily Ledbetter.

AAUW is a national organization of college-educated individuals actively committed to the AAUW mission of advancing equity for girls and women through research, education, and advocacy.

The AAUW Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch, NFP has been a part of this national organization of local communities since 1956, offering a variety of interesting programs and sponsoring fundraising activities, such as, the annual Used Book Sale.

The AAUW Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch, NFP has adopted the same mission as national AAUW. Our fundraising activities support gender equity through research, education and advocacy. The Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch is an Illinois non-profit organization and has been approved by the IRS as a federal tax-exempt organization under IRC 501(c)(3). The Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch supports gender equity through fundraising and community action. Click here for more information on how you can join us. If you have other questions, click here, to contact us.

The AAUW Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch was founded in 1956 by a dynamic group of women who devoted themselves to the cause of empowering women and girls.  This tradition continues to this day!

Learn more about our Branch’s fascinating history by clicking on one of the links below:

Highlights from the 1950’s and 1960’s – click here
Highlights from the 1970’s- click here
Highlights from the 1980’s – click here
Highlights from 2000-2005 – click here


Members Making a Difference in Glen Ellyn!

Member Mary Sue Brown is sworn in as a Glen Ellyn Library Board Trustee in 2023. Mary Sue recently served as co-president of the Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch.

Member Donna Jean Simon is sworn in as a Glen Ellyn Village Trustee in 2023. Donna Jean is also the Illinois state president of AAUW.