Community Service

Legal Advocacy Fund No-Dinner Dinner Fundraiser

LAF works to combat sex discrimination through community and campus outreach programs, a resource library and online advocacy tools, and various research reports. In collaboration with the Public Policy and Government Relations department, LAF seeks amicus curiae opportunities in cases of discrimination that disadvantage women in the workplace. LAF is also transitioning toward supporting landmark sex discrimination cases that have the potential to make a difference for all women.

Click here to view the No-Dinner letter and no dinner dinner form .

You have received an invitation to participate in a No-Dinner Dinner to raise funds for the Legal Advocacy Fund.  It is an easy way to participate in fundraising without dressing up for a big event. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to LAF to help balance the scales of justice for women.  Mail checks to AAUW-LAF to Lori Switzer, 2541 Ridgeway Ave, Evanston, IL 60201. Donations are tax-deductible.

BooksFirst! New and/or used books are needed for grades – pre-school through 8th grade. Also needed are art, nature, or travel books.  These books will be used in schools in areas where there is nothing pretty, let alone beautiful and books that show beauty are always inspiring.

Many kids in Chicago never touch a book until they go to school.  Fifty percent of all Chicago Public Schools do not have libraries and for the thousands of CPS students who do not have a permanent address, even just getting a library card is impossible. Books will be donated to Chicago Public Schools without libraries.

Since 2012, BooksFirst! Chicago has received 45,000 book donations.  Any books not given to CPS are donated to homeless shelters with children in the city. For more information, go to


Bring to a branch meeting.  Please email Lynda at so she will know to expect the books.


Drop off at the home of branch member Bernadette Dorman


2639 N. Southport, Chicago (between Diversey and Wrightwood)

Gray house with white trim – Leave on porch steps

(Please place a note in the books stating this is from AAUW)