Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club


Teacher grants. High School Senior Scholarships. Junior High Art Awards. Safety Town. These are just a few examples of how the Downers Grove Junior Woman’s Club (DGJWC) gives back to the community every year. The organization – comprised of women in Downers Grove and surrounding areas – embodies the volunteer spirit.

Established in 1959, DGJWC currently has over 150 members and continues to grow every year, increasing its footprint of giving. “We value the amazing women who contribute to our Club with their time and service,” said Allison McNulty, DGJWC President.

“Our doors are always open to women looking to make a difference in our community and give back to our wonderful town through volunteer and fundraising efforts.”

DGJWC members donate hundreds of volunteer hours to dozens of local charities throughout the year, and fundraising plays a fundamental role in helping those not as fortunate in the community.

Last year, the Club made the largest single donation in its history on Giving Tuesday in November. DGJWC presented three local charities with grant funding totaling $35,000, including The Kids Equipment Network, NAMI DuPage, and Family Shelter Service Metropolitan Family Services DuPage.

As the selected Charity Partner in 2023, DuPage Habitat for Humanity received $20,000 in funding to support their vision of “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.”

What does the future hold for DGJWC as the 2023 year kicks off? “We are moving full steam ahead with service and fundraising opportunities for our members and are honored and humbled to support so many groups that do incredible work to make our community a better place,” said McNulty.

DGJWC’s annual spring fundraiser will be held on March 2, 2024, and is open to the public, with more details released shortly. DGJWC meets monthly and is open to all prospective members. Please visit for more information regarding membership or business sponsorships.