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Interested in serving as a Foundation Director?
The District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence is looking for a few good men and women who would like to help make a difference for all students in District 205. What better way to give back to the community in which you are raising your children than to work with like-minded individuals to raise funds for innovative and supportive programs?
Board members serve a three-year term with renewal options and work with other dedicated volunteers in supporting educational programs, including the annual Thiems Grants and the Study Skills Program in place at all K-8 schools.
Consider joining the Foundation Board! Click here for an application or call 630-617-2328 for more information.
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2017 Thiems Grants will be announced in May
2016 Thiems Grants: Twenty-nine grants worth $54,990 awarded
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2015-2016: over $108,000 in educational enhancements funded
2016-2017: close to $128,000 committed in funding
All D205 K-12 Schools Benefit!
- $44,700 for Middle School and High School Chromebooks
- Continued Study Skills funding and expansion for K-8
- 29 educational grants totaling $54,990 for 2016/2017
- $50,000 funded in support of Future Ready Classrooms and our Model Classroom Project
visit Thiems Grant page for photos and list of grants
Signifcant Support for D205 Over 25 Years
The Foundation Board, through the generous contributions from our community, has provided District 205 schools over $2 million in support. Funding for Academic Programs at over $1.7M and funding for Partnership Programs at over $900,000 represent major investments into our schools.
The Foundation has been able to significantly increase support over the past 25 years.
Since 1996/1997, District 205 receives well over $100,000 of support every 2 year period.
Lisa Fanelli, 2015 NSFA Host Committee Member, with Gov Rauner, center, and Committee
Executive Director, Lisa Fanelli, poses with Governor Rauner and fellow Host Committee Members for the 2015 National School Foundation Association Conference held in Chicago. Individuals from thirty-two states and Canada attended the conference. "It was an honor to serve as a team member on the Welcome Committee, and the conference was so informative and rewarding", said Lisa, "There is important work being done by K-12 educational foundations on a national level, and the ability to learn from and collaborate with experts in education, individuals that value this work and those dedicated to it was a great opportunity."
Year End Gifts
The Foundation offers gifts and keepsakes that can commemorate your student's excpetional year, promotion to another building, or high school experience.
Proceeds support Foundation programs. Give the gift that keeps on giving!
THE 2017 FOUNDATION GALA
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Thanks to all the sponsors, donors, volunteers and guests that supported our 2017 Gala. The evening was a tremendous success, raising over $101,000 that will be used for Foundation Programs that enhance education for Elmhurst Public School students.
A Very Special Thank You To Our
Jim & Jan Dondlinger
Future Ready Learning
Watch this brief video that displays how the Foundation is supporting a future ready learning environment for our schools through actual funded enhancements.
Future Ready Learning Spaces
$50,000 Model Classroom Pilot Project
The classroom environment is more than just four walls and a place to sit. It is a multi-purpose learning space that must accomodate movement, multiple ongoing activities, directed learning, large and small group work, and the infusion of technology that brings the world inside those walls. Lighting, accustics, and seating options are just a few factors that impact student learning. Meeting students' sensory needs allows them to be more engaged in classroom activities. And engagment is important to learning. The classroom becomes a variable that helps the teacher teach more effectively and the student expereince more meaningful.
Click here to learn more about The Model Classroom Project
Click here to see a video of student reactions to their new room
Harlem Wizards Success
SAVE THE DATE: Sept. 30, 2017 5:00 pm
Special Thanks to those that made the 2016 event possible
D205 Home Team of Teachers, Staff and Sponsors!
Sponsors: British Swim School, DeVries Animal Hospital, MOD Pizza, Clarion Inn, Ignite Fitness, Papa Johns, BrewPoint
Raffle Donors: Enzee, Patriot Sports, Elmhurst Photo Boutique
D205 All Stars vs Wizards
FUNDS AT WORK
Alumni Association Kick Off Donation
Lisa Fanelli, Foundation Executive Director, and Jay Webb,interim President of the Alumni Association, accept the first "kick-off" donation from Jim Driscoll, Class of 76 and Alumni Association Planning Committee Member. Click here to donate.
The newly formed York Community High School Alumni Association (YCHSAA) was created as a vehicle to foster communication and camaraderie among its alumni and to serve and support them, the school and it’s students. Membership is free, therefore, donations will be used to cover start-up costs, marketing and events.
Visit http://www.elmhurst205.org/alumni to join, update your information and learn more.