2021 Honorable Mention is Addison Tomasetti, an 8th grader. 

Her unique perspective of the Chicago skyline is stunning and will display beautifully on our custom merchandise.   Addison's artwork will be used for custom water tumblers and sticker decals.

Foundation 205 (formerly known as the D205 Foundation) is a privately funded non-profit organization dedicated to supporting innovation in education and the advancement of excellence in Elmhurst public schools.  We build partnerships across our community to  enhance the educational opportunities for students at every level throughout our district.

2021 Art Contest Winner is 4th grader, Kaitlyn Fahey.  

Her black and white drawing  perfectly represents the feelings from the past year and expresses her inspiration for creating art during the pandemic.  Kaitlyn's artwork will be the featured design for our limited edition 2021 Foundation 205 t-shirts and hoodies.

Congratulations to our other winners whose artwork will be featured on a tumbler, in a 24 notecard pack or 12 month wall calendar.  All merchandise will be available for purchase in May.  Created and produced through a partnership with a top-end vendor from Nashville and all proceeds will support students in D205.  Details for ordering will be available soon.  


Addison Tomasetti - 6th

Notecard Winners

Evelyn Nelson - 5th

Kate Mathias - 2nd

Kaitlyn Nelson- 1st

Tia Chirayil - 3rd

Charlotte Nguyen - 3rd

Kyla O’Halloran - 5th

Siena Famartino - 1st

Yanira Rivas - 3rd

Ava Stockard - 5th

Vincent Zangan - 5th

Cyerra Cullen - 2nd

Nicholas Momotko - 5th

Meara Taylor - 5th

Bennett Messina - 5th

Jack Wilson- 3rd

Mae LeFevour - 4th

Michael Shermer - 7th

Ryan Fahy - 6th

Lucille Melzer - 6th

Anjalin Savio - 7th

Lucy Killik - 6th

Maya Poquette - 8th

Sophia Suerth - 10th

MacKenzie Petersen - 9th

Calendar Winners

Zoe Kircher - 5th

Maggie Richerson - 3rd

Emmet Thomson - 4th

Julia Mascheri - 5th

Lian Khan - 2nd

Faye Dayal - 4th

Nora Reidy - 5th

Nora Fromm - 5th

Heidi Siverts - 5th

Taylor Yungerman - 7th

Lillianna Costa - 7th

Allison Kocinski - 7th

Caroline Dorion - 11th

Ace Madigan- preschool

Sam Quinn- preschool

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    Awarding 46 Thiems Grants for 2021

    On Wednesday, May 26th, Foundation 205 board members traveled across the district to award $99,000 in Thiems grants thanks to the incredibly generous support of our community! Over $43,000 was invested at the elementary school level, nearly $17,000 across the three middle schools and $38,500 for York High School and the Transition Center. Each and every student in D205 will be touched by at least one of these grants next fall when they are able to return to school and have new and exciting educational experiences.  For a complete list of our 2021 Thiems grants, please click here.

    Transition Center students celebrating their Foundation 205 grant.

    Celebrating & supporting the creative ideas educators propose to increase student learning, engagement and enjoyment.

    Thank you for participating in our 2nd annual Impact for Education Award program.  This year, nearly 900 teachers will be recognized for their incredible work and over $17,000 was re-invested back into our 16 local Elmhurst business partners.

    With the help of students from the Transition Center, we will be packaging all the gift cards and personal notes to be delivered to teachers during the first week of May. 

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