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Lincoln-Way Foundation Approves Grant Requests
Thursday, December 13, 2018

On December 11, the Lincoln-Way Foundation for Educational Excellence formally approved the funding of various grant requests totaling $43,740 for educational enhancements at all three high schools. Lincoln-Way department chairs submitted grant requests that were vetted, and the areas that will benefit include: Family & Consumer Sciences, Art, Industrial Tech, Math, Media Center, Music, Science, and Special Services.

“We are so happy to extend funds for machinery, technology, and educational items that are not included in the normal budget. The teachers and students will both benefit from these items as we strive to make Lincoln-Way District 210 a superior learning place today and in the future,” said Foundation President Kim Jiracek.

The Foundation has raised more than $4.3 million since inception thanks to generous individuals and a business community that values a quality high school education.

Executive Director Bob Kennedy commented, “2019 is our 25th year of fundraising. We have achieved much, thanks to the hard work of our volunteer Board of Directors over the years, as well as committed staff. Our Dinner Gala on February 9, 2019 at the Odyssey Country Club will be special and we invite the community to donate an auction item, as well as attend by reserving a spot at www.lwef2019.givesmart.com or call 815-462-2976 for additional information.”

The Lincoln-Way Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to creatively generate financial support with which to enrich and enhance the opportunities and educational experiences of all Lincoln-way students.

“We thank all our past and present partners, local businesses, and individual donors for their support,” said Kennedy. “We could not achieve our goals without such a caring community.”