Education Foundation

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Representative Sponsors

Concert Grand Sponsors

Petite Grand Sponsors

Ebony Key Sponsor

Ivory Key Sponsors

Asserting that today’s children are our future, the District 158 Education Foundation is committed to helping our students become the leaders of tomorrow.

About the Foundation

Through volunteer efforts and funding from individuals and businesses, the Education Foundation helps to inspire teaching and learning, by providing resources for innovative and creative instructional ideas that enrich and enhance the educational programs and opportunities for our students.  

Established in 2003, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization operating independently from the Board of Education. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of business and community leaders, parents, teachers, and staff members.  


The Foundation gives District 158 schools the ability to offer opportunities and programs to students beyond those already afforded through District funding. Students benefit through the use of high quality, leading edge educational tools and programs. Teachers benefit by being able to enhance teaching experiences in their classroom. The Foundation is a powerful way for community members, businesses, and alumni to identify and fund learning experiences above and beyond those financed through tax dollars.  

Why We Do It

  • To inspire academic excellence for students at all levels.
  • To cultivate collaboration and understanding of educational issues within the community.
  • To encourage innovation and creativity, and to foster a love of learning.
  • To assist the District in providing our students with high quality, leading edge opportunities using the most current learning tools.
  • To promote District 158 as a center for community learning.

How You Can Help

Become a Volunteer — The Foundation Board welcomes volunteers and provides a variety of ways to get involved. You may also choose to volunteer your time for a special project or event. As events are scheduled, volunteer opportunities are posted on our webpage.  

Support our Projects and Events  

  • Attend a Foundation event or fund raiser.
  • Sponsor a specific project or program on our Fund-A-Need list.
  • Make a Donation – Your financial gift can, and will, have a lasting impact on the opportunities the District 158 Education Foundation is able to provide.

The Education Foundation encourages charitable giving by parents, individuals, alumni, and businesses. You can invest in the Education Foundation’s charitable efforts in a variety of ways:  

  • Make a financial donation.
  • Request a corporate matching donation.
  • Make a contribution in memory of a loved one.
  • Organize an alumni class donation.
  • Honor a favorite teacher or a family member through a financial contribution.

Thank you for supporting the District 158 Education Foundation!  

Fund A Need Requests 

The Fund A Need Requests list is provided as an opportunity for individuals, local businesses, and corporate sponsors to adopt and fund innovative ideas to enrich and enhance educational opportunities and assist students in achieving academic excellence.  All donations are tax deductible. To view the Fund A Need list, click here.  

Thank you for supporting the District 158 Education Foundation! 

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Contact the Education Foundation:

District 158 Education Foundation
650 Academic Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102

(847) 659-5800  ~ Email 

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