Spring 2015 Newsletter

Posted Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

D54 Spring Newsletter 2015

Lou Malnati’s Fundraiser

Posted Sunday, January 18th, 2015

MalnatisPizzaDine-in, take-out or ask for delivery to help support the Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation.  Lou Malnati’s is sponsoring a Restaurant Benefit Wednesday, February 11, 2015.

Schaumburg – 11am-10pm
1 S. Roselle Road 847-985-1525
Dine-in, Carryout & Delivery (within zone)

Barrington Road – 4pm-10pm
375 S. Barrington Road 847-524-1900
Carryout & Delivery (within zone)

Lou Malnati’s will donate 20% of total sales to the Foundation, but you must print out and present this flyer or show on mobile device.  Any questions, please contact Sophia Grassa at

Please mention Fundraiser Event when placing order.

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.

Amazon Smile

Posted Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

When you shop, Amazon Smile Foundation donates to the charitable organization of your choice.  We invite you to consider supporting this new Foundation initiative 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. 

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

Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation

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.

D54 Foundation Portfolio 2014

Posted Friday, April 4th, 2014

To read more about the Foundation and our Partners please view the Foundation’s Portfolio:  D54Portfolio2014.

Golf outing a success!

Posted Thursday, March 13th, 2014

We would like to say a heartfelt “thank you” to all of the generous sponsors and donors who contributed to the success of the event and District 54 students!

Fall 2013 Newsletter

Posted Monday, November 4th, 2013

$5 Sandwiches at Potbelly

Posted Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

They warmed up the ovens Monday, October 14, 2013 for a special preview of Schaumburg’s newest Potbelly Restaurant.

A $5 donation for every Potbelly’s Original Sandwich, bag of chips and a drink went goes to the students of District 54.

A special thank you to Potbelly’s and all the guests who made the event a success!

DiVine Tasting

Posted Monday, May 13th, 2013

Thank you to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel for hosting another successful DiVine Tasting on Friday, September 20th.  And thank you to all of our guests, volunteers and board members who helped make this a special night.

All proceeds from the event will be used for the Foundation’s grant programs.