Educational Institutions

District 39 Educational Foundation

  • Wilmette, IL
  • http://d39foundation.org

Mission Statement

The missions of the District 39 Educational Foundation are to: Promote educational innovation and excellence; Encourage community involvement and support for education; Challenge educators to raise their aspirations for educational programs; Increase students' global awareness and understanding of human diversity; Expand opportunities for students to fulfill their varied interests and talents

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ruling year

1993

Principal Officer

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Ms. Alice Schaff

Keywords

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education, community services, fine arts,

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EIN

36-3898080

 Number

7431061917

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Single Organization Support (B11)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

Our grant program, named in memory of teacher and Foundation board member Phyllis Gripp, accepts applications twice a year, on October 15th and again on February 15th. This program has always been the backbone of the Foundation's work and has been a dynamic force in bringing equipment, innovation, and new opportunities to the District 39 curriculum. Since its inception, the Foundation is proud to have given nearly $810,000 in direct grants to District 39 Public School educators and to other organizations such as the Wilmette Public Library, the Wilmette Historical Society, Parents Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and the Wilmette Community Relations Commission. The District 39 Educational Foundation sponsors complimentary cultural arts events for the community through our Sam Mikaelian Fine Arts Fund. This special endowment was created in 1998 in honor of the retiring superintendent's 31 years of exceptional service to the District. In 2002, our featured artistic performers were Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago and in 2004, the community was entertained by four stage actors singing and dancing popular Broadway tunes in Broadway Ballyhoo. Our 2006 event featured the Holy Goat Ensemble and the Jubilate Children?s choir presenting the music of West Africa. In connection with both of these community performances, the Foundation sponsored related in-school performances and/or workshops.

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District 39 Educational Foundation

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Principal Officer

Ms. Alice Schaff

BIO

Ms. Schaff has been an active participant in foundation activities for five years, and has served as the Board Chairman for the last two years.

Governance

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