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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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2016/17 Thiems Grants Announced
Congratulations to the 2016 Thiems Grant Winners!
Twenty-nine grants worth $54,990 awarded
Every elementary, middle and high school impacted.
"It was great having the Foundation here to present the grants. We are very fortunate to have such a supportive community and we are very appreciative of these grants to support our students.Thank you!"
Principal, Jefferson Elementary
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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 pledged To support 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."
Harlem Wizards Success
THANK YOU for a successful FUNdraiser!
Over $15,000 raised for the D205 Schools.
Special Thanks for our D205 Home Team of Teachers, Staff and Sponsors!
D205 All Stars vs Wizards
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.
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.
FUNDS AT WORK
Thank you to all the sponsors, donors and guests that helped make the gala a huge success!
Over $23,000 raised to specifically fund literacy in our district
Over $55,000 raised to support additional Foundation Programs
Congratulations to the Winner's Choice Raffle Winners:
Tom & Mary Gnadt
Thanks to major sponsor