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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
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
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."