District 99 Education Foundation

Support D99 Students through the Education Foundation!

The District 99 Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, provides independent financial assistance for District 99 students and staff in support of innovative curriculum and technologies that fall outside of traditional public funding.‚Äč Donations are eligible to receive a tax-deduction.

Since 1994, the District 99 Education Foundation has invested more than $300,000 in enhancement programs for students and teachers at North High School and South High School in Downers Grove, Illinois. During the 2018-19 school year, the District 99 Education Foundation gifted more than $20,000 in support of educational programs to benefit students at both schools.

How You Can Get Involved!


Learning Grants
Recent learning grants, awarded for teachers to implement innovative programs for their students, include: a 3D printer for STEM research, two skeletons for students to experience medical case studies, a walking labyrinth for the counseling department to use for student mindfulness activities, and public service activities for Umoja unity club. Click here to learn more about the Foundation’s impact during the 2018-19 school year.

Donate today.

Extracurricular Angel Fund - New this year!
At District 99, there are 1100+ students whose families are considered low-income. To improve access to extracurricular activities not covered by fee waivers (such as off-site leadership retreats, end-of-year activities for seniors, and dance tickets--each of which can cost an average of $100 or more) and enhance the educational experience for those less fortunate, we are launching an “Extracurricular Angel Fund.” 
Learn more and donate here.

Legacy Bricks
Make a lasting impression on your alma mater by dedicating a Legacy Brick. Bricks are on display on the east side of North High and the west side of South High. 

Consider purchasing a Legacy Brick as a way to:

  • Pay tribute to your children, family or teachers
  • Celebrate a graduation
  • Recognize an individual, club or team
  • Commemorate a birthday or anniversary
  • Showcase your business or organization

Order your brick today!

Attend Pizza Wars: Feb. 27, 2020
Save the date for the Foundation’s seventh annual Pizza Wars fundraiser! Guests have the opportunity to taste a variety of pizza from 10 vendors and vote on their favorite slice. Last year’s event raised nearly $20,000 for educational programs and scholarships. Click here to view the 2019 Pizza Wars winners. More information will be available this fall at www.d99ef.org

Share your talents and serve your community by joining the Education Foundation’s Board of Directors or one of the committees. Contact Education Foundation President Julia Beckman at d99foundation@gmail.com for more information.