Volume 20 | January 2020
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 Gala Sponsors!
Foundation Insight- Did you know...
Joanie's Closet Valentine's Dance on February 8
A fun-filled and memorable evening awaits you and your special little someone on Saturday, February 8th, 5-8pm! Deadline to purchase tickets to include dinner is January 30! Don’t miss this popular parent and child date night which includes dinner, dancing, professional photos, raffle baskets and more. Click HERE to purchase tickets.
January 30 Deadline to Purchase Tickets with Dinner!
Silent Auction Prizes, Baskets, & Sponsors Wanted
The Foundation is still looking for silent auction prizes for its Annual Fundraising Gala on March 7th at Concorde Banquets. If you are interested in donating an item (sporting event tickets, theater tickets, gift certificates, etc.) please email Erica at foundation@lz95.org. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year! We're also looking for empty baskets to package our prizes. Interested in being a sponsor? Click  HERE for sponsorship opportunities. Let us know if you can help!
Cultural Diversity Fair
Our inaugural Cultural Diversity Fair is coming together! We already have 13 different booths and several performers committed. But, we would still love more! How about Russia? Ireland? Italy? China? Japan? Where else? Click HERE to learn more and to sign up! Do you have an idea or connection for a cultural performance or ethnic restaurant? Please email Erica at foundation@lz95.org.
Watchminder Grant
Congratulations to Ms. Linder and Ms. Lightman of MSS for being awarded a $600 grant for 10 Watchminders, a technological tool to help students implement skills that not only help them in class, but can be used to teach skills and modify behavior to help them be more productive. Way to be innovative! The Foundation is excited to see this pilot implemented!
Sandra Frampton- @Properties
Sandra is proud to be a Foundation Corporate Partner and is Chair of the Board. As a 16 year full time Realtor with previous employments focused on Sales & Marketing, Sandra has established great communication and negotiating skills. A consistent top performer in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago with skills focused on working with families relocating in and out of the area, first time home buyers and helping families to upgrade or downsize their home. She works with professionals and Industry partners who will compliment her offering of the best tools to sell your home using professional marketing and sophisticated technology. Having personal experience of moving from the UK 18 years ago, she is perfectly positioned to understand the emotional and financial considerations of national and international relocations. And as a mother of two children, she works diligently with families and provides a good and knowledgeable support base, specific to their situation, throughout their transaction. Contact Sandra at 847.207.7551.
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
  • Cultural Diversity Fair
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