Volume 27 | September 28, 2020

Our Cultural Diversity Fair was cancelled in the Spring, but we still want to celebrate D95's rich diversity through a youth poster contest!
  • All students K-12 are welcome to participate
  • A $100 prize will be awarded to winners in each age group
  • Winning posters will be printed and displayed in D95 buildings and at local businesses
  • Entries are due October 2nd!
Thanks a Latte Weekly Drawing!
To thank our D95 Staff for everything they are doing to keep our students learning, engaged, & safe during these difficult times, the Foundation will draw the name of a D95 staff member to win a $10 Starbucks gift card every Wednesday for the rest of 2020! Just a little treat to say thanks and help them get over the "hump!"
Class of 2020 Gift
Traditionally, high school graduating classes purchase a gift to the school as their parting farewell. The Class of 2020 faced some unique challenges due to COVID-19, including ending their senior year remotely and celebrating graduation in unique and creative ways including a vehicle parade through the community. In a display of compassion for their District 95 community, the LZHS Class of 2020 chose to gift their senior class funds to Joanie’s Closet! WOW!
Shop Amazon Smile
Like many of us, you may be doing a lot more shopping online right now. 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.

Corporate Partner Highlight

Jo Ann Theriault-Fazio and Sam Fazio are excited to announce the launch of Proper Rate, A Guaranteed Rate Company. Proper Rate is a new independent mortgage company offering homebuyers and homeowners personalized lending services through a select team of the most highly experienced and dedicated mortgage professionals in the industry. They promise to bring you the best possible home loan experience, with the most personalized loan options and lowest rates, as seamlessly and simply as possible. 

Interest rates are at historic lows, and now is a great time to consider purchasing or refinancing. Please fill out this quick survey, and let them know if they can assist you: http://bit.ly/2FQZFyQ. The first 100 people to fill out the survey will receive a Starbucks gift card. 2 grand prize winners will receive an Amazon Fire. 

You can learn more about Jo Ann & Sam by visiting: theriaultfazioteam.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
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