Hinsdale Junior Woman’s Club

By Mike Ellis

Several dozen Hinsdale Junior Woman’s Club (HJWC) members celebrated the conclusion of a record breaking fundraising year at the club’s annual “It’s a Wrap” party at the new Compass Arena in Willowbrook on May 20. The HJWC benefit committee announced that it raised more than $305,000 through its “Platinum Unplugged” benefit in late April, breaking the previous mark set in 2019 by more than $25,000. Outgoing HJWC president Lauren Kavanaugh said membership topped the 200 plateau for the first time in several years, and the record fundraising total enabled the HJWC to award nearly $296,000 in grants to 27 regional non-profit organizations. Grant recipients included Lutheran Child & Family Services, Wellness House, The Home 2 Home Project, Center for Independence, All Our Children’s Advocacy Center, Reclaim13, Share Our Spare and Simply from the Heart. Michelle Riley of Hinsdale is succeeding Kavanaugh as president, and will be followed by incoming vice president Jaclyn McNamara, also of Hinsdale, who will serve as president in 2022-23. For more information about the Hinsdale Junior Woman’s Club, visit www.hjwc.us