Annual Appeal Summer 2015 Foundation Thank you t o t he 2014-2015 Corporat e Sponsors and Individual Donors Corporat e Sponsors Baxter Credit Union (BCU) Chili U Colley Elevator CS2 Design Group Drapery Connection HMC Design Libertyville Bank and Trust Lowery McDonnell Murphy Ambulance Mr. Dee?s Inc. Orren Pickell Design Group Rust-Oleum Scariano, Himes & Petrarca Steiner Electric Vernon Hills Bank and Trust Visual Image Photography (VIP) Corporat e Gif t Mat ching Donors Abbott Labs $15,000 AbbVie $250 Baxter Healthcare $1,000 Senior Level ($2,500 +) Brian and Kris Blaser John and Anne Landgraf Junior Level ($1,000 - $2,499) Bill and Joan Abington Dan and Marni Ginnetti Scott and Kaarn Luce Lisa and Grant Skeens Sophomore Level ($500 - $999) BCU (Baxter Credit Union) David and Donna Clough Rita Fischer Al Fleming John and Brooke Gabris Jeff and Tricia Harte Briant Kelly Mark Koopman Paul and Karin Lundstedt Scott and Catherine Overbeck Dr. Buzz Perry and Family Marina Scott Judy Sugarman cont. FOOTNOTES PROVIDING EXTRAORDINARY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS The District 128 Foundation for Learning exists to enhance learning opportunities for Libertyville High School and Vernon Hills High School students. Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter to learn more about our amazing organization and how you can help the Foundation continue its mission of supporting enhanced learning in D128. The District 128 Foundation for Learning provides resources for innovative and creative instructional ideas that enrich the experiences and programs for students in Community High School District 128. The Foundation was established in 2007 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, autonomous, tax-exempt organization and is led by a group of local community leaders in business and education who believe that we can never do enough to prepare our youth for the future.To date, the Foundation has provided $213,189.89 to LHS and VHHS. These funds directly benefit LHS and VHHS students in the form of innovation grants, projects, and support for students in need. Making a donation to the District 128 Foundation for Learning is a powerful way for alumni, parents, community members and interested companies to support learning experiences in the classroom above and beyond those financed through public dollars. And, donating is easy! Simply visit the Foundation website, d128foundation.org, and click on " Donate" . Your tax-deductible contribution will help fund innovative opportunities for our students in the upcoming school year. LHS and VHHS parents should also look for the opportunity to donate to the Foundation via this summer's online student registration. Kris Blaser Chairperson Int ernat ional Languages Week Act ivism Fair Composer in Residence Freshman Level ($100 - $499) Laura Akers The Albin Family Scott D. Birtman Mark Buesing and Family Sue and Charlie Butler Pat Chillemi Kathy Colon Ellen Cwick Stefanie Dahlstrom Mike and Amy Dillon Dusthimer Family Eugene ?Bud? Ebert Dale and Mary Eggert Miss Aimee Esquivel The Ferrell Family Kendra and Adam Gohr The Gratz Family Kedric Greenawalt Sarah Greenswag Pat Groody The Guillaume Family Wade and Leann Gurysh Kathy Haan Walter Hornberger Nancy Hornung, 1976 Grad Helen Hughes Anna Marie Kelly Sandra Kruckman Randy and Martha Kuceyeski Ms. Andrea Lara Bob and Donna Levy Greg and Anahis Mattson Diana L. Murphy Carol Neer The Neuberger Family The Nieves Family The O?Brien Family John and Kathleen O?Connor Amy O?Neill Diane Phillips Jess and Linda Porres The Ravenscraft Family The Recsetar Family Drew Russell Sheila Russell Kay and Gary Saxvik The Stevens Family Judy Stone Adam and Erica Stuart Randy Sundell The Szkodyn Family The Thomson Family Chris ?Trz? Trzyna Peter VanBuskirk Jim Wachenheim Joe and Sandy Wilson Denise Zwit WONDER Event Sponsors The Stevens Family Murphy Ambulance Chili U Rust-Oleum CS2 Design Group Orren Pickell Design Group HMC Design Visual Image Photography (VIP) Libertyville Bank and Trust Vernon Hills Bank and Trust cont. FOUNDATION PROVIDES INNOVATION GRANTS, PROGRAMS & MORE Donations to the Foundation for Learning impact D128 students in a variety of ways. The Innovation Grants, awarded annually to LHS and VHHS teachers, fund projects that will enhance and enrich student learning. This year?s 12 grants total $22,603, bringing the total amount of money awarded by the Foundation since 2008 to $123,990. 2014-2015 Innovation Grants: - Fresh Water Pollution Analysis and Water Softening Inquiry LHS - Katti Bachar, Karen Kym, Maggie Nicholson, Jennifer Rosenblum - Digital Painting in Photoshop Creative Cloud ? VHHS - Allison Molloy - Hands-On Learning with Thermal Imaging and Infrared Light ? LHS Mike Bush - Project Speech to Text for Special Services Department ? LHS - Susan Price - Ecological Evaluation Lab ? LHS Maggie Casteleyn - Formative Assessments Using iPad Minis ? LHS - Katti Bachar - Programming with Finch Robots ? LHS - Teresa Elmore and VHHS - Adam Lueken - This is a Healthy Public Service Announcement ? LHS - AnneMarie Hays - English Learning Space ? VHHS - Tara Nieves, Cory Smith - Special Resource First Author Writing Software ? LHS - Lynda Ward - Greening Up Chemistry: Analyzing Practices in Industry ? LHS - Sherri Conn Rukes - Furniture That Facilitates Cooperative Learning ? LHS - Paul Reiff Thodos Guest Dancer in Residence photo by VIP Photography Digit al Paint ing Smart Music Apps In addition to grant-funded learning activities, students are also able to participate in programs and benefit from classroom enhancements paid for by the Foundation that include: Writ er's Week, Int ernat ional Languages Week, t echnol ogy and speakers f or t he CRCs, Career Fair, Best Buddies Carnival , Freshman R.I.T.E. Assembl y, Sel f -Def ense Program, Bl ack Hist ory Mont h act ivit ies, Lat ino St udent Group, and cl assroom upgrades t hat f eat ure creat ive l earning spaces. NEW: Foundat ion Hel ps St udent s in Need The goals of the Foundation for Learning include providing resources to ensure the success of students in need. At the November 2014 fundraising event, generous contributors donated $10,600 to support students in need at LHS and VHHS. These funds are used to help students who are in difficult financial circumstances meet their basic needs in order to be able to focus on learning. INTRODUCING THE FOUNDATION'S ALUMNI LEAVE YOUR MARK PROGRAM The District 128 Foundation for Learning?s newly established Alumni Leave Your Mark program gives parents, friends or family of Libertyville High School and Vernon Hills High School graduates the opportunity to make a donation to the Foundation for Learning in honor of a special graduate. The program is open to members of all LHS and VHHS graduating classes who wish to make a lasting mark on their high school. The donor will receive a certificate suitable for presenting to the honored graduate/alumnus/alumna announcing that a donation was made in his/her name. The graduate?s name will appear in order of graduating class on the Foundation's website, as well as on the virtual plaque that will appear on the Foundation's monitors at LHS and VHHS. The graduate?s name will have a lasting presence at the school, and your generous donation will enable the Foundation to continue to provide enhanced programs and opportunities for future D128 students through its ongoing Innovation Grants program, Students in Need program, projects and more. Visit the following link for more information: http://d128foundation.org/alumni-leave-your-mark D128 Al umni Leave Your Mark Cont ribut ors Donations to the Foundation for Learning have been made in the names of the following LHS and VHHS graduates as of July 1, 2015 Class of 2015 Leilan Jasmine Masikat Madison Whitney Kennedy Abington Luke O?Brien Kyle Winiger Blair D. Egan Mary Claire O?Leary Katherine F. Egan Ryan Pacholski William Fryrear Gena Loren Palmieri Brian Hoffmann Shubham Patel Class of 2013 Sara Jean Hoult Max Pelech Steven Hoffmann Scott Litwitz Conor Peterson Jessica Lovinger Eric Shim Class of 2012 Frank A. Mariella Nicholas Tasiopoulos Connor F. Egan Class of 2014 Jack Baumruk Cal l f or Al umni Achievement Award Nominat ions The D128 Foundation for Learning is accepting nominations for its Annual Alumni Achievement Award honoring graduates from Libertyville High School and Vernon Hills High School. Last fall, the Foundation recognized Dal e Eggert (LHS '74) and Mat t Nuernberger (VHHS '07) as the first recipients of this honor. Nominations can be submitted online or via the mail. Visit the following link for complete details and the nomination form: http:/ / d128foundation.org/ nomination-alumni-achievement-award. Great Reasons t o Donat e t o t he Foundat ion - Your gift to the District 128 Foundation for Learning will help enhance and enrich the instructional programs at LHS and VHHS. - The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation may be tax deductible. - You can increase your donation if you or your spouse work for a company that matches employees' gifts. - Your gift will help LHS and VHHS be the best they can be! Visit d128foundation.org and donate today! Mr. Dee?s Inc. Drapery Connection Lowery McDonnell Scariano, Himes & Petrarca Colley Elevator Steiner Electric WONDER Event Donors 545 North Bliss Diamonds Blue Sky Yoga Jeff and Anne Brandt Classic Dealer Group Curtis Frame ENAZ Natalie Garrett Glacier Ice Arena Hansa Home Sweet Home Redesign How Impressive Ivanhoe Country Club Knollwood Club Katie Land Libertyville Warriors Lacrosse Lettuce Entertain You Lexi Wynn Kaarn Luce Lucky 21 Shop Paul and Karin Lundstedt Mario Tricoci The Merit Club Katie and Eric Ormson Nirvana The Organizing Girls Pam?s Custom Canvas Lynn Patterson Piccolo Family Porsche Exchange Ristorante Bottaio Scariano Himes and Petrarca Rose Schamberger Serendipity Shakou Sushi Signalila Soul Kitchen Steiner Electric Toms Price Touche Salon Windy City Diamonds St udent s in Need Donors Brian and Kris Blaser James and Karen Draths Scott and Veronica Edwards Marjorie Gaitan Dan and Marni Ginnetti Jeff and Tricia Harte Peter and Kathryn Land John and Anne Landgraf Scott and Kaarn Luce Paul and Karin Lundstedt Greg and Anahis Mattson Rimas and Nina Milunas San Mo Jason Newman Scott and Catherine Overbeck Kevin and Lynn Patterson Robert and Jill Powell Lev and Pam Sahagian John and Beth Schueler Grant and Lisa Skeens Judy Sugarman Abraham Thomas NonProfit Org US Postage Paid Libertyville, IL Permit NO 84 50 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 101 Vernon Hills, IL 60061 Proud Members of: GLMV Chamber of Commerce National School Foundation Association Distr ict 128 Foundation for L ear ning Printing Provided by MarJo Graphics, Libertyville Save the Date for The D128 Foundat ion f or Learning's Annual Fund Raising Event 50 L akeview Pkwy, Ste. 101 Ver non Hills, I L 60061 d128foundation.or g 847-247-4501 firstname.lastname@example.org g Sat urday, Oct . 24, 2015 @Viper Al l ey in Lincol nshire Be a part of this fun, casual event in the amazing "industrial chic" atmosphere of Officer s Kris Blaser, Chair Scott Overbeck, Vice Chair-Projects Jeff Harte, Treasurer Dan Ginnetti, Secretary Tr ustees Wade Gurysh Anne Landgraf Dr. Prentiss Lea Scott Luce Karin Lundstedt Tina Mascari Anahis Mattson Lisa Skeens Mary Todoric Viper Alley. The night will feature food, drinks, music, the 2nd Annual Alumni Achievement Award Presentation, a silent auction and more! All proceeds from the event benefit programs for LHS and VHHS students Wat ch f or compl et e det ail s coming t his f al l ! ***Vol unt eers are needed t o hel p at t he event ! Cal l 847-247-4501*** FOUNDATION WELCOMES AUXILIARY MEMBERS Our Mission The mission of the Distr ict 128 Foundation for L ear ning is to enhance and enr ich the instr uctional progr am in Community High School Distr ict 128 by obtaining resources through community par tner ships. The Foundation for Learning is pleased to announce the formation of its new Auxiliary Committee. The Auxiliary Committee provides leadership and dedication in supporting the Foundation's mission through planning and volunteerism for special events and other programs. Auxiliary members pictured from left are Joan Abington, Sue Germain, Nina Ferolo, Nancy Kenston, Katie Land, Sue Rudolphi, Greta Hoff, and Kaarn Luce. Not pictured: Lynn Patterson, Renae Renihan.
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