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Visions Photography supports Food 4 Thought

Posted Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

The D54 Education Foundation is partnering with Visions Photography Portrait Studio in Schaumburg on a fundraiser to support the Food 4 Thought campaign.

Visions will donate 25 percent of the cost of your portrait package to the D54 Foundation and also provide you with a 25 percent discount if you bring in the flyer by Dec. 15 or mention the Foundation. Click here to view the flyer.

Did you know that 30 percent of District 54 students qualify for the federal free lunch program? While District 54 receives state and federal funds for the lunch program, schools that want to offer breakfast programs to students previously have had to raise the money on their own.

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, and you can help. As we enter the season of thanks and giving, consider making a difference in the life of a child in our community by donating to the D54 Foundation’s Food 4 Thought program.

  • $1 buys breakfast for a student for a day.
  • $200 buys breakfast for a student for a year.
  • $10,000 sponsors an entire school for a year.

Holiday tree sales support D54 Education Foundation

Posted Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Purchase your holiday décor from John’s Evergreens by December 23, mention the D54 Education Foundation, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the foundation.

John’s Evergreens is located at Mallard Crossing (the northeast corner of Meacham and Nerge roads in Elk Grove Village) and at Westview Center (7630 N. Barrington Road in Hanover Park). You can shop at either location.

Click here for more information: Evergreen flyer 2016

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.

Support the Foundation by shopping with Amazon Smile

Posted Monday, January 4th, 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.

Spring 2015 Newsletter

Posted Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

D54 Spring Newsletter 2015

Thank You!

Posted Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Thank you to all of our volunteers, sponsors and guests at this years Mardi Gras & Casino Night 2015.  Because of all of you, the Foundation will be able to provide numerous grants to District 54 students to enhance their educational experiences.

Dennis Quinn – Legacy of Leadership

Posted Monday, August 18th, 2014

It is with a sad heart that I write this announcement of death of former Schaumburg Township Elementary School Chairman Dennis Quinn.

Dennis and his wife, Barb, initially became involved in School District 54 by donating their time and resources to the PTAs at Nerge and Mead, the schools their children attended.

In 1998, Dennis joined the Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation. Five months after joining, he became the Foundation chairman, a position he held until 2010. He was well known for his ability to not only raise funds to support our schools, but also to cultivate relationships between educators, business partners and the community we serve.

I first met Dennis in 2003, when I attended the Foundation’s Mardi Gras for the first time as a new administrator in District 54. As I became more active in the Foundation, I was fortunate to spend more time with Dennis and witness firsthand his dedication to the children of District 54.

In 2002, District 54 nominated Dennis for the Illinois State Board of Education Those Who Excel Award for volunteers, an award he received. More recently, the Foundation began offering the Dennis P. Quinn Super Grant, in recognition of the support Dennis has given to the Foundation. This grant, of up to $10,000, is awarded annually to a group of district employees to foster creative approaches to learning.

The Foundation’s Memorial Grant began under Dennis’ leadership as chairman. Children from families facing financial difficulties can apply for this grant to cultivate academic, cultural or athletic interests outside of the school day. These grants are funded, in part, through contributions received in honor of individuals who have passed away.

Although I am saddened that our community has lost a great man, I am honored to be able to donate to the Foundation in his name, to keep his legacy alive.

For anyone interested in attending, the family announces that visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 22, and from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 23 at Calvary Community Church, 1000 S. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. at Calvary Community Church.

Fall 2013 Newsletter

Posted Monday, November 4th, 2013



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