Volume 18 | November 2019
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.

SAVE THE DATE! A fun-filled and memorable evening awaits you and your special little someone on Saturday, February 8th, 5-8pm! Mark your calendar now. Don’t miss this popular parent and child date night which includes dinner, dancing, professional photos, raffle baskets and more.  The event will be held at May Whitney Elementary School. Tickets will be available for purchase online before winter break. 
Foundation Insight- Did you know...
SEL Books Grant
The Foundation is pleased to award a grant of $8,000 to purchase Social Emotional Learning (SEL) books for K-2 classrooms at ALL five elementary schools, as well as early childhood. The grant stemmed from a grant request from Isaac Fox 1st grade teacher Andrea Behm. Mrs. Behm will work closely with Dr. Susan Coleman, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, along with various SEL District leaders, to implement the grant.
What you MUST know when your child turns 18
On November 12 the Foundation co-hosted a VERY informative workshop, "What You MUST Know When Your Child Turns 18" with the Ela Area Public Library. The workshop was presented by Shire Law Group, PC. To see key slides from the presentation, click HERE.
9th Annual Gala- March 7
The Foundation's 9th Annual Fundraising Gala is on Saturday, March 7, at Concorde Banquets. If you would like to help plan this fun event, please contact Erica at foundation@lz95.org.
Cultural Diversity Fair
The Foundation is sponsoring its first Cultural Diversity Fair on April 26 at the Foglia YMCA. This family friendly event will celebrate the diverse cultures in District 95. It will create a mutli-faceted experience that includes informational booths, cultural performances, and food samplings. We need community members to volunteer and sign- up to put together a booth at the event. Click HERE to learn more and to sign up! To join the planning committee, please email Erica at foundation@lz95.org.
We're looking for cultural performances and ethnic restaurant sampling donations! If you have any connections, please let Erica know!
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.
Hollister Incorporated
Hollister Incorporated is proud to support the District 95 Educational Foundation. 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. Hollister Incorporated has been serving healthcare professionals and consumers for nearly 100 years and is committed to making life more rewarding and dignified for people who use its products and services. Headquartered in Libertyville, IL, Hollister Incorporated has manufacturing and distribution centers on three continents and sells in nearly 80 countries around the world. Visit  http://www.Hollister.com   for more details.
What does the Foundation do?
  • Teacher innovation 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
Board of Trustees
Sandra Frampton- Chair
Tom Lilly- Immediate Past Chair
Lisa Warren- Treasurer
Ann Marie McConnell- Corporate Secretary
Lisa Ballotti- Vice Chair Communications
Andy Spetter- Vice Chair Grants & Initiatives
Kelley Gallt- District 95 Superintendent & Trustee
Brad Bailey- Trustee
Katie Gazdacka- Trustee
Jennifer McGrath- Trustee
Allen Ordeanu- Trustee
John Sfire- Trustee Emeritus
Erica Chianelli - Executive Director
Thank you to our Corporate Partners
District 95 Educational Foundation | 847-540-5494 | foundation@lz95.org | www.district95foundation.org