P.E.O. celebrates 100 years

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By Stacey Sheridan

Staff Reporter

The Illinois BI chapter of the women's philanthropic education organization, P.E.O., held a celebratory tea at First Presbyterian in River Forest in honor of the chapter's 100th birthday.

With chapters throughout North America, P.E.O. applauds and supports the advancement of women by raising money for scholarships, grants, awards and loans. 

Founded in Oak Park in 1920, the Illinois BI chapter celebrated its 90th birthday in 2010 and vowed to raise $100,000 for P.E.O. projects. 

As of 2020, the group surpassed its goal. The funds raised (including selling donuts at Farmers Market) will be distributed at the Illinois State P.E.O. Convention this June. 

Stacey Sheridan

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