Volume 29 | November 24, 2020
What You Must Know When Your Child Turns 18- VIDEO
In case you missed our FREE Virtual Workshop, "What You Must Know When Your Child Turns 18" on 11/10, you can now view the recording of it HERE. Special thanks to Shire Law Group, PC for the excellent presentation, and to special guest, the Honorable Judge Elizabeth Rochford.
Poster Contest Winners- Awards Ceremony
Congratulations again to our four Diversity Poster Contest winners, who were honored at an outdoor ceremony on November 4th. Click HERE to see highlights from the event.
Teacher Grant: Lisa Sidentop-Wing
Congratulations to LZHS Special Education teacher Lisa Sidentop-Wing who was awarded a $900 grant from the Foundation to purchase two Swift Microscopes with cameras to be shared amongst the science department. The microscopes will enable computer connectivity, which can help students visualize cells and microorganisms. Lisa is always going above and beyond for her students! Great job Lisa!
Holiday Shopping? Use Amazon Smile & Support the Foundation!
Holiday shopping season is here! You can support the Foundation by doing your 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
As we approach the end of 2020 (finally!), 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!”
Corporate Partner Spotlight
Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals. Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, it has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries. Hollister is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Firm of John Dickinson Schneider Inc (JDS Inc), a nearly 100 year old company. Hollister is guided by the shared Mission of JDS Inc, to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services. www.Hollister.com.
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