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Our Grant Program
The purpose of the Foundation's Grant Program is to create additional opportunities for all District 62 students by funding programs and projects that:

  1. promote student development through enrichment activities
  2. encourage staff creativity and excellence
  3. develop connections between our schools and our community

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Jennifer Suarez Bautista South
Sophia Taft Forest
Michele Threlkeld South
Christine Trujillo Forest
Kathryn Waeker North
Jenny Walsh Cumberland
Erin Wengerhoff Algonquin
Jane Westerhold Administration
Colleen White Cumberland
Carrie Willman Algonquin
Stephanie Wubbena Plainfield
Dana Yala Orchard Place
Barbara Zachwieja Cumberland
Amanda Zenchelli Terrace
Joanne Zienty Forest, and
Chippewa Social Committee


District 62 Foundation

Mini Grants Enhance Learning Experiences Members of the District 62 Education Foundation Board of Trustees recently distributed 45 mini-grants worth more than $32,000 to teachers and teacher teams in District 62 schools. The Annual Prize Patrol on October 14, 2015 provides funding for classroom and grade-level projects and field trips, benefitting students in nearly every in District 62 school. Mini-grants are funded through the Foundation's annual benefit as well as private and corporate donations. Click here for a list of the 2015-15 Mini-grant programs.

Got 2 Run for Education

Got2Run for Education – Chippewa Middle School is becoming a school full of avid readers as students work to earn raffle tickets for premium prizes like an Xbox 360, GoPro cameras, a Kindle Fire and more. To earn a raffle ticket, students must read for 10 hours, fill out a reading contract, and turn it in with parent signatures. So far students have logged over 3,000 reading hours. Some students have read for more than 50 hours individually. The program was made possible with a $1,000 grant from the D62 Foundation. This is one of many programs the Foundation funds to enhance student learning in District 62 schools. Help support the foundation by participating in the upcoming Got2Run for Education on May 16!

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Please contact Mindy Ward, director of community relations, for more information, to donate or volunteer at 847-824-8070 or

D62 Foundation Board

The D62 Education Foundation is a independent not-for-profit entity organized outside the public school system. The Board Trustees currently includes six community members, a Board of Education member, and the District Community Relations Director. The Trustees are volunteers and receive no compensation.

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To pledge your support, contact Susie Adams (847) 635-1093 or Betty Murphy (847) 298-5186

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777 East Algonquin Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016-6281