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Join the Elmhurst Community Leaders to support Innovation in Education and advancement of Elmhurst Public Education.

Proceeds from this event benefit all District 205 schools with enrichment programs in technology, math, science, social studies, literacy, foreign languages, physical education and the arts.

Friend of the Foundation Award

Foundation honors Holly Kost with the 2016 Friend of the Foundation Award

The District 205 Foundation is proud to honor Holly Kost with the “Friend of the Foundation” award at the upcoming 2016 Gala. Come celebrate Holly and her dedication and service to our district at the 2016 Foundation Gala to be held at the Drake Oak Brook on Friday, March 11th.

 

Holly’s roots are planted in Elmhurst. She grew up here, raised her family here and absorbed all things volunteer here.  Her involvement began with tenure at Jackson Elementary School where her three children attended over the course of 10 years. Committee chair led to PTA President. She simultaneously served and worked with REACH PTA in various roles including President. A role she went on to hold for eight years.

 

A theme of appreciated leadership decorates her volunteer resume. No paychecks were exchanged for her hours further spent as founding member of York High School Academic Boosters and the York Distinguished Alumni Program, or her active roles in Music Boosters, Drama Boosters, and the York Advisory Team.Holly and her husband, Kelly, are loyal and generous supporters of the Foundation. Holly was a Thiems Grant recipient for the first Jr. Great Books Program, a literacy enrichment that has been absorbed into the fabric of most of our elementary schools.

 

This is only a meek excerpt of Holly’s decades of dedication to our schools and other community organizations. Her impact of greatness is immeasurable but devotion and the charity of time are consistent ripples felt through the tide pool of education. 

Thank you to Holly for sharing her talents with our community! 

2016 Foundation Gala



Announcing this year's major

fundraising event 

2016 Foundation Gala

Friends Making a Difference

 

Friday, March 11, 2016 6:30-10:30 pm

Drake Oak Brook Hotel

open bar , music, appetizers and plated dinner

live and mini live auctions

 

Tickets are $175

Tables for 10 are discounted at $1500 (a $1750 value)

 

 Click here to to purchase a ticket, table or sponsorship.

(Guests will be registered and must check in

upon arrival at the event)

 

Can't attend the event? Consider making a donation to show your support.

 

 

2016 Sponsors

Thank You to Our 2016 Gala Sponsors

 

Honor Roll Sponsors

                   BMO Harris Bank               

     The Owens Family

 

   The Head of the Class Table Sponsors

     Kelly and Holly Kost 

       Jim & Jan Dondlinger   

   Frank & Sara Klein

   Jeffrey & Stacey Janiak

   George & Angie Kapotas

Jeff & Cindy Walsh

Matt & Kate Bialecki

    Pete & Alison Dondlinger

 

 

     A+ Sponsors

     PMA Financial

     Wight & Company

     Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

        James McHugh Construction`

   George & Deirdre Churchill

Gala Sponsorship Opportunity

Be a Sponsor for the Gala 

 

A Variety of Sponsorship Now Available

 

Contact Lisa Fanelli to secure your sponsorship

1.630.617.2328

 

$5,000     Valedictorian – Presenting Sponsor

  • Premier Seating for 10 at the Gala (value $1750)
  • Event recognition signage acknowledgement and live recognition as the Presenting Sponsor by the emcee. Full page advertisement in program.
  • Presenting Sponsor recognition and corporate logo on all printed materials for the event
  • Prominent placement on Foundation website with direct link to corporate website 
  • Acknowledgement in Foundation e-newsletters and  Annual Newsletter (distribution to over 5,500 households and donors)
  • 1 hour live musical entertainment provided by York , a Grammy Signature Gold School,  or lunch for four at  LaBrigade, student staffed restaurant (dates to be mutually determined)

$2,500            Honor Role Sponsor

  • Premier Seating for 10 at the Gala (value $1750)
  • Event recognition signage acknowledgement and live recognition by the emcee. Half page advertisement in program.
  • Placement on Foundation website (event marketing through e-mail  distribution list of 10,000)
  • Acknowledgement in Foundation e-newsletters and Annual Newsletter (distribution to over 5,500 households and donors.)
  • 4 tickets for the Spring or Winter Musical presented by York, a Grammy Signature Gold School, or 4 prime seats and premier/reserved parking for a District 205 sponsored event (excluding York graduation and Athletic events)
  • Guest status at  Top Pizza Event , April 14, 2016, with private table for 8 and servers

 $1,500    Head of the Class Table Sponsor           

  • Table for 10 at the Gala (value $1750)                       
  • Name inclusion in the event program.
  • Acknowledged on Foundation website (event marketing through e-mail  distribution list of 10,000)
  • Acknowledgement in Foundation e-newsletters and  Annual Newsletter (distribution to over 5,500 households and donors.)
  • 4 prime seats and premier/reserved parking for a District 205 sponsored event (excluding York graduation and Athletic events) OR a reserved parking space at the school of your choice during 2016-17 Parent/Teacher conferences, held in November.

$1,000     A+ Event Sponsor

  • 4  tickets to Gala (value $700)
  • Acknowledgement as event underwriter.  Name inclusion in the event program
  • Acknowledgement in Foundation e-newsletters and Annual Newsletter (distribution to over 5,500 households and donors.)

The Gala will feature a 
Winner's Choice Raffle

Only 100 tickets will be Sold

    Open to All

Winner Need not be Present
 

Tickets are $100 

Purchase here or purchase from a Foundation Board member
 

The Grand Prize is Your Choice of a Unique Vacation Experience:   

  • America’s Cup Sailing Experience
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    Experience the thrill of a 2.5 hour America's Cup yacht sailing experience for 2 in San Francisco. 
    Round Trip airfare for 2 and a 3-night stay at The Fairmont San Francisco 

     
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    Explore paradise on the sandy beaches of Cancun during a 5-night stay in a deluxe ocean view room at the Westin Resort & Spa Cancun. 
    Round-trip airfare for 2

     
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    Enjoy a total of four nights in northern California, exploring the highlights of San Francisco and the rich wine country region of Sonoma. Round-trip airfare for 2 

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