Foundation Doubles Its Fundraising Revenue
Thanks in part to its Dancing With the Stars event, the Summit Hill Educational Foundation raised more than $63,000 this year, superintendent reports.
We take a look at some of the other items approved and discussed at the April 20 Summit Hill School District 161 Board meeting. Go here for more coverage of Wednesday's meeting.
There was some good news and positive feelings amid all the arguing at Wednesday's SD161 Board meeting.
Superintendent Keith Pain announced that the Summit Hill Educational Foundation, a nonprofit group that helps teachers and students in the district by offering financial support in the classroom, had generated $63,143 for the year, thanks in large part to last month's Dancing With the Teachers fundraiser. Traditionally, the foundation earns about $30,000 a year, Pain said.
Although the amount is unofficial, Pain said the foundation estimated it would have about $55,000 available for teacher and student grants.
Before beginning official board business, Superintendent Pain and Board President Sean William Doyle honored outgoing board members Ken Balcerzak and Dan Macek, who were both defeated in the April 5 election, for their work in the district.
Pain thanked the Balcerzak and Macek for their work on their board and lauded their efforts that helped rank SD161 schools as one of the best in Will County in 2010, according to Chicago magazine. Other achievements by the board members that Pain cited were: instituting meeting podcasts, keeping an overall balanced budget and maintaining overall transperancy for the board.