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Boomers Baseball – June 2

Posted Monday, May 8th, 2017

Please join the District 54 Education Foundation at the Schaumburg Boomers at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2017!

Tickets cost $11 and include free parking and post-game fireworks. In addition, children in attendance are invited to run the bases at the ballpark. For each ticket sold, $5 will be donated to the Foundation to support students in School District 54.

The Addams Junior High School chorus will perform the National Anthem.

In District 54 22 percent of students qualify for the federal free lunch program. The D54 Foundation ensures all District 54 students have the same opportunities by funding

  • Breakfast programs at the schools so students can begin their day ready to learn,
  • Grants to students with financial need so they can participate in extracurricular activities, and
  • After-school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programming.

To order tickets visit www.boomersbaseball.com/dist54 and enter Promo code 2017d54; or click here to download the 2017 Boomers flyer and mail it to the Boomers with your payment.

Annual Golf Outing – June 12

Posted Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Join us for our 20th Annual Golf Outing on June 12, 2017, and make a difference in the life of a child.

This signature event is our largest fundraising event of the year in which all proceeds go to support the Food 4 Thought breakfast program, STEM after-school clubs and grants for students from financially struggling households. Please consider supporting the children of District 54 by becoming a sponsor, volunteering at our outing or purchasing a foursome for golf.

LOCATION
Schaumburg Golf Club
401 N. Roselle Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60194

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
If you would like to show your support of the foundation and gain exposure for your company, please consider our sponsorship opportunities. You can print and complete a 2017 Golf Sponsor Form. Click here to access our online sponsorship form. 

REGISTER TO GOLF
Interested in playing in our golf outing or attending the dinner on June 12? The cost of $150 per golfer (or $550 for a foursome) includes golf, a cart, lunch, dinner and various hole contests. Click here to print a 2017 Golf Registration FormClick here to register online. 

VOLUNTEER
It takes many volunteers to ensure that our golf outing is a success. If you are interested in volunteering for all or a portion of the day, please contact Jennie Waldorf at jenniferwaldorf@sd54.org or (847) 357-5038.

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MAKE A DONATION
Can’t make it to our event but still want to support us? Feel free to make a donation of any amount by clicking on the PayPal button.

For additional information, please contact the Foundation Office at D54Foundation@sd54.org or (847) 357-5038.

 

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.

Spring 2015 Newsletter

Posted Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

D54 Spring Newsletter 2015




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