For the first time, the District 99 Education Foundation will participate in an online #GivingTuesday campaign to raise funds for educational programs at North High School and South High School in Downers Grove. #GivingTuesday will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 27 and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. The day follows Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
“We’re looking forward to giving the community an avenue to support their schools this holiday season,” District 99 Education Foundation President Julia Beckman said. “Proceeds of this campaign will help fund future programs and scholarships for students. For the 2018-19 school year, the Foundation has already awarded $13,500 in grant funding.”
With community support, the Foundation can achieve its mission to fill in the gap where traditional funding may not be available. In order to continue its efforts at each high school, the Foundation encourages community involvement.
About the District 99 Education Foundation
The District 99 Education Foundation provides independent financial assistance for District 99 students and staff in support of innovative curriculum and technologies that fall outside of traditional public funding. 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.
Founded by the team in the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92nd Street Yhttp://www.92Y.org, #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 27. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.