Sponsor our Golf Outing!

The Foundation hosts a golf outing every June and offers various levels of sponsorship for interested businesses and other organizations. Click here to learn about the various sponsorship opportunities.

If you have an idea for a unique sponsorship or partnership opportunity, please share those with the Foundation Board as well. We are always interested in talking to businesses and other organizations about opportunities for us to support District 54 in ensuring student success. For more information, contact Jennie Waldorf at or (847) 357-5038.

Make a Donation!


  • Make a general donation for any D54 Foundation program by clicking the PayPal button at right
  • Donate cash, check, securities or personal property
  • Pledge money to be paid over a specific time period
  • Give your time, equipment or supplies
  • Designate your gift as a memorial
  • Name the foundation in your will
  • Mail in a donation, by filling out our Enrich Education Donation Form. You can even donate in someone else’s name and we will mail that individual a letter of acknowledgement.

Specific donation programs

Memorial Grants: The Foundation offers memorial grants for students, which are funded, in part, through contributions received in honor of individuals who have passed away. The grants are offered to District 54 students from families facing extenuating financial circumstances and enable the children to cultivate an academic, cultural or athletic interest to enrich student educational opportunities. For a list of individuals who have been honored, click here. Click this button to make a memorial grant donation:

food-4-thought-logoFood 4 Thought:  Did you know about 22% 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 our students in need must raise the money on their own. The D54 Foundation is committed to raising $280,000 to fund breakfast programs at all 28 District 54 schools. You can help by donating to our Food 4 Thought program. Just $1 provides breakfast to a student each day. $200 would feed a student for a whole year. $10,000 is the cost of sponsoring an entire school for one year. Click on the button below to make a Food 4 Thought donation, or mail in this Food 4 Thought Form.

Thanks: Offer recognition through the To Honor and Notice Kindness and Service (THANKS) program. Simply fill out the THANKS Donation Form and a certificate will be sent to the person you wish to honor notifying him of the donation.

Payroll Deduction: Employees of District 54 have the opportunity to support the Foundation and educational excellence in the district by contributing funds through payroll deduction. Simply fill out the Payroll Deduct Form and submit it to the Foundation mailbox at the District Office.


If you would like to volunteer for our annual golf outing or to help with parking or in our booth at Septemberfest, contact Jennie Waldorf at or (847) 357-5038.