The Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation and its Memorial Grant Committee announced that the Foundation was able to approve all 233 grant applications received by the April 11 deadline. The foundation plans to distribute approximately $26,500 in grant money by June 1.
“It is such a true pleasure to be able to tell over 200 families that the Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation can help them have an amazing summer,” Memorial Grant Committee Chair Quinn Wulbecker said. “Our heartfelt thanks to all for their part in making this happen!”
The Foundation proudly offers its Memorial Grants to students in early childhood through seventh grade, which are funded, in part, through contributions received in honor of individuals who have passed away. These grants are offered to the children of School District 54 to cultivate an academic, cultural or athletic interest to enrich student educational opportunities. Memorial Grants are limited to a maximum of $150 per recipient and are intended for families facing extenuating financial circumstances.
A sincere thanks to Committee Chair Quinn Wulbecker and fellow trustees Debra Marton, Scott Ross, Chery Anderson, Jillian Sagan, Katy Garcia and Terri McHugh for serving on this committee, as well as Donna Anderson who coordinated all of the applications. In addition, this year was the first year that the Foundation recruited the help of the school social workers, who played a critical role in raising awareness of the program, identifying students in need and encouraging those is in need to submit applications. On behalf of the Foundation, they will be thanking this group for the time and effort they exerted for these families.
The Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation, incorporated in 1987, was established to generate and distribute financial and other resources to the School District 54 community for enrichment programs and other projects aimed at enhancing the quality of education and providing students with extended learning opportunities. The Foundation is a qualified 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization, chartered by the State of Illinois.
Terri McHugh, APR
Community Relations Director
School District 54