At its spring tea, the Riverside branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) honored Joan Shurtleff of Riverside and Mary Kitzberger of North Riverside as its Named Gift Honorees. A $500 gift has been made in each of their names to the UUAW.

Shurtleff joined the Riverside branch in 1979 and is a life member of the UUAW. She worked on many branch hosting committees and is best remembered for the Riverside gas light banner she designed and was displayed at a state convention and the Riverside July 4 parade.

Kitzberger joined the Riverside branch in 1986 and has been involved in branch activities since her retirement in 2004 as principal of Emerson School in Berwyn. She is currently serving her second term as president of the Riverside branch.