This year we recognized Laura Maniola for her time, dedication and commitment to the Foundation, our educational community and the community at large. Laura served on the Foundation Board for six years with duties ranging from Board Secretary, to Treasurer. Laura went above and beyond her duties as a Director, and supported the Foundation in multiple administrative capacities, as well as serving as an enthusiastic ambassador for the Foundation in the community. Laura co-chaired the 2015 Silver Ball, a tremendously successful fundraiser celebrating the Foundation"s 25th anniversary. Laura has also served as PTA President at Lincoln Elementary and on the PTA Council Board which acts as the liaison between the district and each individual PTA board.
Laura and her family are strong believers in public service. Locally, Laura is a member of 100 +Women and serves as a Eucharistic Minister for her Church. Laura and her daughter Grace co-founded Cartwheels for Kids, an event that has raised close to $10,000 over three years to support feeding programs that fight childhood hunger. In addition to their generous support of the Foundation, Laura and her husband Joe support Habitat for Humanity and Northern Illinois University, both the school of accountancy and the NIU Foundation.
Our fundraising goals for 2017 will benefit Future Ready Learning initiatives in various district capacities. Laura is a distinct part of how and why the Foundation has seen such success in supplementing the future forward thinking of the D205 Foundation.
Golden Raffle $100
Congrats to the lucky winner- Jennifer Hughes!
Winner may choose one of the following trips
4-Nights Puntacana, Dominican Republic
4-nights at the Westin Puntacana Resort & Club
Sam Adams Boston VIP Tour
Exclusive brewery tour and tasting for two
3-course dinner with pairings at Post 390 Urban Tavern
3-night stay The Fairmont Copley Plaza & daily breakfast
3-Nights Lake Tahoe Ski Getaway
3-night at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino
$250 in Hyatt gift cards-can be used towards lift tickets at select ski resorts
All trips include Round-trip coach class airfare for 2