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Thank you to our golf outing supporters!

Posted Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
Thank you to everyone who participated in and/or supported our 20th annual golf outing June 12 at the Schaumburg Golf Club! The golf outing is our largest fundraiser of the year, and we are so grateful to our sponsors, volunteers, golfers, donors, and those who joined us for dinner in support of District 54 students.
Thank you to our sponsors:
  • Our Platinum Sponsor again this year was Nicholas & Associates, Inc.
  • Our Gold Sponsor was Tate & Lyle.
  • Our Silver Sponsor was Trane.
  • Our Bronze Sponsors were Chick-fil-A at Schaumburg / Chick-fil-A West Schaumburg, Franczek Radelet, and MB Financial Bank.
  • Our Putting Contest Sponsor was BMO Harris Bank.
  • Our Beverage Cart Sponsors were STR Partners and Siemens Industry, Inc.
Thank you also to this year’s Hole Sponsors:
  • Aires Consulting, A Division of Gallagher Bassett Services
  • AXA Advisors, LLC
  • Bob and Rainy Kaplan
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Canine Detection & Inspection Services
  • Coach’s Corner
  • Dalmares Produce, Inc.
  • Independent Financial Services
  • PMA Financial Network Inc.
  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
  • Redstone Wealth Advisors
  • Riccardo’s Restaurant
  • STR Partners
  • The Dennis Quinn Family, and
  • Trane
Thank you also to all of the individuals and businesses who supported our event by donating items for our silent auction or gift cards for use as prizes:
  • Abbey Resort & Avani Spa,
  • Abrams Home Solutions,
  • Alpha Baking,
  • Buffalo Wild Wings,
  • Carey Electric,
  • Comcast,
  • Culver’s,
  • Dell Technologies,
  • DoubleTree by Hilton,
  • Harvard Maintenance,
  • Kane County Cougars,
  • Lowery McDonnell Company,
  • Office Technologies,
  • PBI Construction,
  • Pilot Pete’s,
  • Pinstripes,
  • PRP Wine International,
  • Riccardo’s Restaurant,
  • Rookie’s All American Pub & Grill,
  • Schaumburg Park District,
  • Trustee Sue Budak and
  • Village Tavern & Grill.
Thank you also to Divine Signs and Graphics, Inc. for donating the signs for our event.

Foundation accepts National School Breakfast Week proclamation

Posted Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

The District 54 Education Foundation was honored to accept a proclamation at the March 6 Hoffman EFoundation trustees with Mayor Bill McLeod and village board membersstates Village Board meeting denoting March 6-10 as National School Breakfast Week in the Village of Hoffman Estates. Foundation board members appreciated the opportunity to talk about the Foundation’s Food 4 Thought program, which is raising funds to provide breakfast to students in need at all District 54 schools. Thank you to Mayor Bill McLeod, who serves as an ex officio on the Foundation board, for recognizing the importance of breakfast in ensuring students are ready to learn.

For more information about Food 4 Thought and how you can help, visit http://d54foundation.com/food-4-thought/.

Chick-fil-A sponsors Food 4 Thought breakfast program

Posted Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

The District 54 Education Foundation is pleased to announce that Chick-fil-A of Schaumburg/West Schaumburg is sponsoring the breakfast program at Eisenhower Junior High. Chick-fil-A of Schaumburg/West Schaumburg’s $10,000 donation to the Foundation’s Food 4 Thought program will provide breakfast for all students in need at Eisenhower for the 2016-17 school year.

The D54 Foundation has committed to raising $280,000 to fund breakfast programs at all District 54 schools to ensure that students begin their day ready to learn. Nearly one-fourth of District 54 students qualify for the federal free lunch program, and while District 54 receives state and federal funds for the lunch program, schools that want to offer breakfast programs to our students in need must raise the money on their own. Currently the Foundation is funding breakfast programs at nine District 54 schools for nearly 1,300 eligible students.

Donations of any size to Food 4 Thought have a direct impact on students’ lives. It costs just $1 a day, or $5 a week, to provide a healthy breakfast to a student; a $200 donation provides breakfast to a child for a full school year. Businesses/corporations and individuals can also sponsor an entire school for a year with a donation of $10,000.

“The D54 Foundation has committed to funding breakfast programs for students from financially struggling families at all District 54 schools to ensure that students begin their day ready to learn,” Foundation Chair Thomas Manzardo said. “We hope that individuals, businesses and organizations will consider making a difference in the life of a child in our community by donating to the D54 Foundation’s Food 4 Thought program.”

To donate or to sponsor a school, visit http://www.d54foundation.com/support, call (847) 357-5038, or e-mail JenniferWaldorf@sd54.org. Donations can be made online or mailed to D54 Foundation, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL, 60194.

Foundation marks 30 years of supporting District 54

Posted Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Did you know that the District 54 Education Foundation was founded 30 years ago? A small group began holding organizational meetings during the summer of 1987, and the Foundation was officially incorporated that fall.

While the Foundation’s focus has shifted over the years, the mission has remained the same:  to generate and distribute financial and other resources to District 54 schools to enhance the quality of education and provide students with extended learning opportunities.

Over the past three decades the organization has donated a total of nearly $1 million to fund various initiatives in support of students, including:

·         Staff grants to foster innovation and creativity in teaching and learning;

·         STEM enrichment programs so that all students have the opportunity to become innovators, practice collaboration and be prepared for exciting opportunities in their futures;

·         Grants to students from financially struggling families so that they may participate in extracurricular activities; and

·         Breakfast programs for students from financially struggling families to ensure that they begin their day ready to learn. Donations of any size to the Foundation’s Food 4 Thought program, which is raising funds to provide breakfast programs at all District 54 schools, directly impact students’ lives. It costs just $1 a day, or $5 a week, to provide a healthy breakfast to a student; and a $200 donation provides breakfast to a child for a full school year. Businesses, organizations and individuals can also sponsor an entire school for a full year with a donation of $10,000. For more information about Food 4 Thought, visit www.d54foundation.com.

The Foundation is grateful to all of the staff, parents, community members and area businesses and organizations who have helped us to fulfill our mission over the past 30 years, by donating funds, sponsoring and/or volunteering for one of our fundraising events such as Mardi Gras or our golf outing, participating in a Foundation dine-and-share or shop-and-share event, or serving on the board.

Support the Foundation by shopping with Amazon Smile

Posted Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Did you know the Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation is part of the Amazon Smile initiative? Amazon Smile Foundation donates to the charitable organization of your choice when you shop at Amazon. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 to shop (and give) with Amazon Smile.

  1. Click this link
  2. Select Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation from the registered charities
  3. Start shopping! Amazon will remember your selection, so every eligible purchase you make on Amazon smile will result in a 0.5% donation to support Foundation grants.

You may even want to add a bookmark to make it easier to return to whenever you shop.

WACO signs on as Food 4 Thought all-school sponsor

Posted Monday, November 21st, 2016

Thank you to the Woodfield Area Children’s Organization (WACO), our first Food 4 Thought all-school sponsor! WACO generously donated $10,000 to feed breakfast to all students in need at Addams School for 2016-17. Read on for more information about how you can make a difference by donating to Food 4 Thought.

The D54 Foundation has committed to raising $280,000 to fund breakfast Food-4-Thought-Logo-for-websiteprograms at all District 54 schools to ensure that students begin their day ready to learn. Nearly one-third of District 54 students qualify for the federal free lunch program, and while District 54 receives state and federal funds for the lunch program, schools that want to offer breakfast programs to our students in need must raise the money on their own. Currently School District 54 is funding breakfast programs at eight schools for nearly 1,200 eligible students, and breakfast programs were launched at an additional nine schools for more than 1,000 eligible students in early October with a $45,000 donation from the D54 Foundation.

Donations of any size to Food 4 Thought have a direct impact on students’ lives. It costs just $1 a day, or $5 a week, to provide a healthy breakfast to a student; a $200 donation provides breakfast to a child for a full school year. Businesses/corporations and individuals can also sponsor an entire school for a full year with a donation of $10,000.

Click here to download the Food 4 Thought donation form.  You can also make a secure online donation via our Support Us page.

For more information, call Jennie Waldorf at (847) 357-5038 or e-mail d54foundation@sd54.org.

Click here to watch a video spotlighting the Food 4 Thought program.

 

 

D54 Foundation recognized as Super Partner by District 54

Posted Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

The District 54 Education Foundation was honored to be recognized as a Super Partner at District 54’s annual Partnership Breakfast this morning at Mead School, along with the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs and Willow Creek Care Center. We are pleased to support District 54’s mission to ensure student success!

Make a difference with Food 4 Thought donation

Posted Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

The D54 Foundation has committed to raising $280,000 to fund breakfast programs at all District 54 schools to ensure that students begin their dafood-4-thought-logoy ready to learn, and you can help by donating to the Foundation’s Food 4 Thought program.

Nearly one-third of District 54 students qualify for the federal free lunch program, and while District 54 receives state and federal funds for the lunch program, schools that want to offer breakfast programs to our students in need must raise the money on their own. Currently School District 54 is funding breakfast programs at eight schools for nearly 1,200 eligible students, and breakfast programs are being launched at an additional nine schools for more than 1,000 eligible students in early October with a $45,000 donation from the D54 Foundation.

Donations of any size to Food 4 Thought have a direct impact on students’ lives. It costs just $1 a day, or $5 a week, to provide a healthy breakfast to a student; a $200 donation provides breakfast to a child for a full school year. Businesses/corporations and individuals can also sponsor an entire school for a full year with a donation of $10,000.

Click here for the Food 4 Thought donation form. You can also make a secure online donation via our Support Us page.

For more information, call Jennie Waldorf at (847) 357-5038 or e-mail d54foundation@sd54.org.

Click here to watch a video spotlighting the Food 4 Thought program.

Golfing Success

Posted Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Thank you to all for making our 18th Annual Golf Outing a success.

We ended up having a gorgeous day for golf!  We would like to say a special thank you to all of our volunteers, donors and sponsors who made this day possible.

Because of you and all of our golfers and dinner attendees, we are able to help fund district project grants and Memorial grant scholarships aimed at enhancing and enriching educational opportunities for students.

The Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization which funds programs for School District 54 which are not covered by school budgets or tax dollars.

For more information on how you can support the Foundation or become a sponsor, donor or volunteer for our next golf outing, contact us at found54@sbcglobal.net or (847) 352-0652.

 

 




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