Virtual Showcase 2021
2021 Golden Raffle winners!
200 Golden Raffle Tickets were sold prior to the Showcase. The winners were drawn live during the Virtual Showcase on Saturday, February 6th. Congratulations to our winners!
Shawna Roubitchek- 1st ($3K)
Courtney Waltz- 2nd ($2K)
Kelly Stetler- 3rd ($1K)
Congratulations to Chris Miller for being chosen as the 2021 winner. The Friend of the Foundation Annual Award was created to celebrate and honor volunteerism in the Elmhurst Public Schools, as well as to recognize those individuals who generously support Foundation 205. Chris served as a board member and volunteer for many years and has been instrumental in creating our new brand and logo. His impact on Foundation 205 is profound and will pay dividends long into the future for our students and community.
Congratulations to our winners:
2021- Chris Miller
2020- Matthew Bialecki
2019- Gigi Owens
2018- Jill Riecker
2017- Laura Maniola
2016- Holly Kost
2015- Jan Dondlinger
2013- Elmhurst Jaycees
2012- Val Stewart
2011- Doug & Cindy Peterson
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Our first-ever Virtual Showcase was a huge success!! We had nearly 200 families viewing live (as well as another 250 throughout the weekend) and raised over $175,000 to support our students. As a philanthropic community, you far-exceeded our greatest vision of what the evening would generate and we are grateful for the outpouring of support. We take great responsibility in stewarding these gifts. Our next task will be to rapidly and purposefully invest your dollars back into the Elmhurst Public Schools for our students.
Support from you will allow us to make unique academic enhancements within reach for all D205 students. Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, and the rapidly evolving educational landscape, our students continue to remain at the forefront of our work. This year, mental health programming, scholarships for York seniors and expanding the schools' literature collections to include more diverse authors and characters are among our top priorities. Additionally, we are committed to funding our annual Thiems grant program for teachers to explore innovative, creative and engaging educational opportunities for all students.
Foundation 205 has a long history of building unity and partners. Countless volunteer board members have created a legacy by serving as leaders within Elmhurst to ensure that educational excellence is a reality for all students in District 205. The 2021 Virtual Showcase is our largest fundraising event of the year and requires a tremendous amount of support from our sponsors, local business owners, volunteers, and Elmhurst families. Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make this event a success.
Foundation 205 is grateful for the generosity of many individuals and businesses who chose to support our 2021 Virtual Showcase. It is only through these partnerships, that we are able to make a measurable and meaningful impact on every student attending Elmhurst's public schools.