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Dear League members and allies,

I, like you, have been inundated with end of year email requests for donations.  I am not writing to you on the first day of 2020, our 100th year anniversary year to ask for a donation, though I won't turn it down.  I'm writing to you to ask for your support.  We have planned a Black Tie Optional Gala for February 14, 2020, at The Metropolis Ballroom in downtown Arlington Heights.  I am so excited for this evening celebrating 100 years of Defending Democracy and Empowering Voters.  

How can you help us?

First, purchase your tickets today and invite your friends.  As a 100% volunteer organization, we rely on our members and allies for support.  The evening includes appetizers, dinner, dancing and dueling pianos.  What better way to celebrate LOVE, then our shared love of League! 

*single tickets are $150 per person for members; $175 per person non-members (non-members receive an LWVAH membership with their ticket)

Second, do you know a local business that would support our League by purchasing an ad? Or provide an auction basket?  Ad information below; we will exchange ad space for baskets of equal value.

Platinum -      Full page - $500 4.75 x 6.25
Gold -             ½ page - $300 4.75 x 3.75
Silver -            ¼ page - $150 4.75 x 1.87

Third, do you know a business who might be able to sponsor our gala  Or would you be willing to help make phone calls to our leads?  Sponsorship information is as follows:

Platinum - ONE priority table, seating for 8 - $2500

  • Presenting sponsor logo placement at Gala;
  • High-visibility speaking opportunity at Gala for company representative;
  • Full-page prominent ad in Gala program book;
  • Priority name/logo recognition in all Gala printed materials and LWVAH website;
  • Inclusion in traditional media promotion;
  • Customized social media recognition.

Gold – ONE prime table, seating for 8 - $2000

  • Full page ad in gala program book;
  • Prime name and logo recognition in all gala printed materials and on LWVAH website;
  • Inclusion in traditional media promotion;
  • Customized social media recognition.

Silver - ONE Preferred table, seating for 8 -$1500

  • Half-page advertisement in Gala program book;
  • Name recognition in all Gala printed material and on LWVAH website;
  • Customized social media recognition. 

Bronze- ONE Reserved table, seating for 8 - $1250

  • Name and logo recognition in all GALA printed materials

To purchase a table or an ad, email Heidi Graham, President at 

We have a huge year planned for 2020 and our Gala is a way to celebrate our history while planning for the future. Help us ensure that the future by making our Gala a success.


Heidi Graham
Donate Today!

Sign Up for our training on January 12 to see how you can get the most from YOUR League experience.

We will be registering voters at Hersey High School on Wednesday, January 15.  Sign up to help reach voters!

Please join us on January 18 at 810 East Cherry Ln. for a discussion of The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. Based on the real story of a reform school in Florida that operated for one hundred and eleven years and warped the lives of thousands of children, The Nickel Boys is a devastating, driven narrative that showcases a great American novelist writing at the height of his powers.  Sign up today.

We will host our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. movie on January 20th, a viewing of "BlackKklansmam" and discussion of hate groups in the area at the Mount Prospect Library.  Our guest speaker will be Rev. Clyde Brooks of the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations. Doors Open at 6 pm; Sign up Today.  

Next Committee/Board Meeting:
Thursday, January 23 6:30 @ 1219 E. Woodford
Committees: 6:30-7:15
Board Meeting 7:30-8:30


What happened when 8 Trump supporters and 8 Clinton supporters met in a barn for a weekend workshop designed by America's family therapist? You are invited to a watch party for Better Angels: Reuniting America, directed by Emmy-Winning Jim Brown and produced by Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary). The 50-minute documentary captures an early (2017) Red/Blue workshop between diehard political opponents shortly after President Trump took office. See difficult moments, humor, and humanity as our fractured political family tries to talk it out in small-town Ohio.  
Sunday, January 26 at 1:30 at The Arlington Heights Memorial Library.  

Interested in Podcasts?  Join us for our first Podcast Club on Friday, January 31 at 1219 East Woodford Place in Arlington Heights where we will discuss

Press Play
In this episode, TED speakers describe how all forms of amusement — from tossing a ball to video games — can make us smarter, saner and more collaborative. Doors will open at 6:30 and the discussion will begin at 7pm.

Save the Date: Stroll to the Polls
That's right!  We are going Door to Door to increase voter turnout!
February 9 and 29...stay tuned for more info.

Save the Date: Candidate Forum
February 22, 2020
1:00pm - 5:30 pm
Arlington Heights Library

Mark your calendars today. 
And, watch for an email with more information the week of
February 6th, 2020.

And that's just the first two months of 2020!  Stay engaged and come to the Gala! We can't do this work without the resources to make it happen.

Bookmark our calendar!

Join the League of Women Voters of Illinois for our Issues Briefing: 2020 Vision for the Future. During this all day conference we will gather with legislators, community influencers and issues specialists to discussing important issues that effect every individual in Illinois. This will include a continental breakfast, 2 plenary sessions (that will open and close the event), lunch and afternoon break out sessions. 

​The 2020 LWVIL Issues Briefing is scheduled for Saturday, February 15th, 2020 from 9 am - 4 pm at Northeastern Illinois University Student Union Building.  Questions? Reach out to the Issues & Advocacy Committee
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