Volume 30 | December 16, 2020
FOUNDATION NEWS
Film Festival
The Foundation is proud to sponsor the 2021 Virtual Film Festival. We are delighted to continue to offer this opportunity to ALL D95 students K-12 during these challenging times. Submissions are due on Friday, January 22. Winter break is a GREAT time to get creative and work on a film! Details can be found HERE.
Grant for Exterior Access Points
We are excited to share that we recently granted District 95 a $20,000 grant to install exterior access points at ALL schools to provide outdoor internet access. The goal is for these to be installed this Spring. "This is the first step in the development and design of outdoor learning spaces that will expand learning opportunities for all students!”- Angela Stallion, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction.
Holiday Shopping? Use Amazon Smile & Support the Foundation!
Holiday shopping season is almost done! You can support the Foundation by doing your last minute shopping on Amazon! The Foundation is able to receive 0.5% of eligible purchases through the AmazonSmile program. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know- same products, same prices, same service! All you have to do is shop HERE and the Foundation benefits.
Year-End Giving
2020 is finally coming to a close! Please keep the Foundation in mind for any year end contributions you choose to make. Current tax law provides that donations to public charities such as the Foundation will not have limitations on deductibility. Feel free to reach out to foundation@lz95.org if you would like to learn more about how your contribution to the Foundation can be mutually beneficial. We appreciate your consideration!
What does the Foundation do?
  • Teacher innovation and speaker grants
  • Resources for District 95 initiatives such as Lego League, Film Festival, Science Fair, and STEAM Summit
  • Partner for high school internship opportunities
  • Academic funding for under-resourced students
  • Author in Residence
  • Basic needs for under-resourced students through Joanie's Closet
  • Cultural Diversity Fair/Poster Contest
Board of Trustees
Brad Bailey- Chair
Sandra Frampton- Immediate Past Chair
Lisa Warren- Treasurer
Ann Marie McConnell- Corporate Secretary
Lisa Ballotti- Co-Vice Chair Communications
Jennifer McGrath- Co-Vice Chair Communications
Andy Spetter- Vice Chair Grants & Initiatives
Stephanie King- Vice Chair Fund Development
Kelley Gallt- District 95 Superintendent & Trustee
Katie Gazdacka- Trustee
Allen Ordeanu- Trustee
Vas Russis- Trustee
John Sfire- Trustee Emeritus
Erica Chianelli- Executive Director
The mission of the District 95 Educational Foundation is to raise funds and provide resources for additional innovations that empower all learners to achieve personal excellence.
Thank you to our Corporate Partners
District 95 Educational Foundation | 847-540-5494 | foundation@lz95.org | www.district95foundation.org