30th Anniversary Gift: $250,000 for Haskins
BIG NEWS: This morning the Spirit of 67 Foundation Board approved a gift of $250,000 towards the Haskins Center Renovation Project. Spirit funds will be used to provide technology and furnishings for this reimagined learning environment benefitting EVERY student who attends 7th and 8th grade in our district as well as providing District 67 staff with fantastic spaces for professional development activities. Happy Valentine's Day!
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Spirit of 67 Foundation grants have a positive and lasting impact on Every Student in Every School, Every Day. Over the past thirty years in an effort to be true to our mission the Spirit of 67 Foundation has funded grants worth over $4 million benefitting our District 67 schools. Every year our students, teachers and parents come up with incredible ideas that have the potential to enhance learning in our schools. Your donations help us continue to bring those ideas to life. Every donation at every level is valued and appreciated. Donations from families like yours are critical so that we can continue to fund amazing grants for our schools. Donations can be made anytime.
2015-16 Annual Report
2016-17 Grants in Action
APT FINE ARTS ENRICHMENT PROGRAM 2016-17:
Tom Sawyer American Eagle Productions
7th and 8th graders enjoyed a performance of Tom Sawyer as part of the APT Fine Art Programming funded by a Spirit grant. This new musical adaptation is the story of a fourteen-year-old boy growing up in the heartland of America. This musical version of Mark Twain's novel is set in 1840 in Hannibal, MO, a bustling town on the banks of the Mississippi River. In the course of the story, Tom matches wits with his stern Aunt Polly, falls in love with the
beautiful, feisty Becky Thatcher, and goes on the adventure of his life with Joe Harper and Huckleberry Finn. Along the way he meets a terrifying villain named Injun Joe, and a wayward Muff Potter. In the end, Tom learns who to trust and how to become one the noblest characters in literature.
APT FINE ARTS ENRICHMENT PROGRAM 2016-17:
Olympiaganza performed by Great Works Touring Theater
5th graders at DPM were treated to Olympiaganza. A synopsis of the show from the Great Works Touring Theater website, "Take the classics in Greek mythology, put them in a blender, add a lot of whacky props, and you get one of the most entertaining hours your students will ever see." This show was part of the APT Fine Art Programming funded by a Spirit grant and connected to the 5th grade social studies curriculum.
Last Call for Shout Outs & Ads
The deadline for advertising and shout out submission for this year's home tour book is February 26th. Don't miss out!
Spirit of 67 Foundation's 15th Annual Home Tour
May 4, 2017
NEW DOROTHY CHANTLER FUND GRANTS
In honor of our founding president, Dorothy Chantler, a fund has been created as a means to address time sensitive and important opportunities that arise outside of the annual grant cycle. Anyone may apply for a grant from this fund, but the requests must be under $1,500 and must be time sensitive. All other grant requests should be submitted through the regular process. Each request must be reviewed and supported by the building principal and will then be evaluated by the Grants Committee to ensure alignment with the Spirit of 67 Foundation mission.
Over the last 30 years the Spirit of 67 Foundation has awarded over $4 million in grants to our schools. These grants enhance your children’s education throughout their years in District 67. From curricular enhancements in language arts, science, math and social studies to new tools in technology, wellness, emotional wellness and world language, your contributions have a positive and lasting impact on Every Student in Every School, Every Day!
Rather than asking parents to participate in a variety of hands-on fundraising activities like candy sales, bake sales, wrapping paper or merchandise sales we simply ask that every District 67 family make a donation each year. We appreciate each and every family donation. There is a giving level for every family. Visit our Donors, Partners & Sponsors page to learn more.
We are always in need of people to serve on our event committees as well as dedicated volunteers to join our board of directors. If you are interested in learning more please check out our Get Involved page. There you will find job descriptions for all of our board positions as well as an online volunteer form. Feel free to reach out to Connie Hollingsworth, Nominating Committee Chair to express an interest or ask questions.
Grants in Action 2015-16 Highlights
It shall be the mission of the Spirit of 67 Foundation to raise funds and acquire resources to provide enriching educational and cultural experiences for the students, parents, faculty and staff of Lake Forest School District 67 that might not otherwise be provided.
Every Student in Every School, Every Day!
The Spirit of 67 Foundation has been partnering with our schools and having a positive and lasting impact on the educational experiences of our children since 1985. Over three decades the Spirit has awarded over $4 million in grants to provide resources and enriching educational and cultural experiences that touch every student in every school, every day.
The support of our families and community is critical to achieving our mission. We value EVERY donation we receive from district families because regardless of the amount it is an expression of support. Today approximately half of the Spirit’s revenues come from annual donations thanks to the generosity of our families.
Thank you to our 2016-17
Thank you to our 2016-17 Partners in Education for their ongoing support of our mission. These local businesses have made a financial contribution of at least $5000 this year. Our President’s Circle Partners have made a donation of at least $10,000 for the school year. Their support allows us to continue to have a positive impact on Every Student in Every School, Every Day! If your business is interested in becoming a Partner in Education please contact Lydia Conopeotis.
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Faculty Talent Show
February 10, 2017
Grant Applications Deadline
January 26, 2017 at NOON
April 12, 2017
Opening Doors for Education
May 4, 2017
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