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Please note that we apologize for the incorrect Gala information that was listed in the Dec.-Feb. issue of the Elmhurst Front Porch. Printing deadlines prohibited us from pulling or changing it.
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March 11, 2016
Drake Oak Brook
Evening will include:
- Plated Dinner and Open Bar
- Live and Mini Live Auctions including private event at Elmhurst Art Museum, Cubs Tickets, Copper Mountain Resort vacation,York Parking Pass, WXRT experience, Bears Tickets, Hawks Tickets, Sushi Party, ESPYs experience, Director's Case of Wine and more...
- Winner's Choice Raffle with the grand prize choice of a unique vacation experience
Raffle Tickets $100 and only 100 being sold
Event Tickets are $175 each or
Discounted Tables of 10 are $1500 (a $1750 value!)
Sponsorship opportunities available
Over $108,000 educational enhancements
funded for 2015-2016 academic year
All K-12 D205 Schools Benefit!
- $58,000 for Middle School and High School Chromebooks
- Continued Study Skills funding and expansion at over $22,000
- 15 educational grants totaling $29,194
This academic year (2015-16), students in District 205 will benefit from over $108,000 in funding from the Elmhurst District 205 Foundation. “Thiems Educational Grants totaling $29,194 were awarded in May when Foundation members visited classrooms and surprised teachers – and even two students – with the good news that their applications were selected for funding. Various online subscriptions, including another year of BrainPop for K-8, a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books, seating options and sensory materials to help improve student engagement, a 3-D printer for high school science, and a community screening of a documentary film are just some of the grants that will benefit students and staff.
Additionally, the Foundation for Educational Excellence is supporting the District’s Mobile Leaning Implementation (MLI) with total funding of $58,000, which purchased three Google Chromebook carts, each with 32 devices, for each of the three middle schools. This 1:1 computing initiative has increased resources for students and teachers at the middle school level. York High School was given a $21,000 grant and two generous designated donor gifts totaling $9,000 from the Foundation that will assist with the roll out of the 1:1 initiative, help cover student fees and ensure that all York students have twenty-four seven access to a Chromebook. Foundation Chair Liz Eder states, “
And finally, with the help of a 2014 donation of $15,000 from the 100+ Women Who Care, the Foundation Board is continuing to fund the Study Skills Program for all K-8 schools, including an expansion of the program at three schools. Study Skills gives academic and organizational assistance to students outside the classroom and relies on reoccurring annual funding to survive.
"Last year, the organization celebrated our 25th anniversary, highlighted by a really special and successful Silver Ball. "The community was incredibly generous, and that directly translates to the amount of support we are able to provide.” - Martin Franchi-Treasurer
"Our directors are passionate about bringing diverse and relevant learning resources to our district. We understand the importance of advancing the use of technology for learning and are thrilled with the level of support we are able to provide for this exciting step!” -Liz Eder-Chair
"Words cannot express my excitement and gratitude over the Foundation's generous support of our Brain Pop subscription.
This site has become such a huge part of our everyday life here at Hawthorne
that I do not know how we could live without it." ~
One classroom cart of Nova 5000 devices were purchased for each middle school and are being used by teachers to deliver both science and math curriculum. Learn More....
NSFA Host Committee with Gov Rauner, center
Executive Director, Lisa Fanelli, poses with Governor Rauner and fellow Host Committee Members for this year's National School Foundation Association Conference held in Chicago. Individuals from thirty-two states and Canada attended the conference April 22-24. "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." Mrs. Fanelli presented a summary of the conference to the Board of Education at the May 13th Board of Education meeting.