Lincoln-Way Foundation

Thank you to everyone who graciously donated and supported the Small Business Raffle! Please continue to support local businesses and the Lincoln-Way Foundation during these challenging times. We generated $117K in gross contributions and three winners were randomly chosen on 6/8 as follows:


Congratulations to the winners & the businesses who donated the gift cards!

During these difficult times, the Foundation thanks all the small businesses that have donated & supported our events/ mission over the years. Without your direct support, especially our Partners that are highlighted below, we would not be able to donate over $4.5 million since 1994. Here are just a few of these quality businesses that we hope you will support!

Always Home Real Estate Service LLCFleckenstein's Bakery
Ambrosino's Italian Market & CateringFully Promoted
Apek IncorporatedGatto's Restaurant and Bar
Landscape SupplyCandice L. Gibbons, D.D.S., P.C.
Aurelio's PizzaIllinois Eye Associates
AutoAccessoriesGarage.comIllinois Foot and Ankle Center
Beggar's PizzaImage360
Bella Fiori Flower ShopJointPro Physical Therapy
Body FountainMaertin Heating & Cooling
Burns PhotographyMathnasium
Bryles ResearchMinuteman Press
Bulldog Cleaning CompanyParamont EO
Camp Manitoqua & Retreat CenterPizza Mia
CD & MePrecise Tree Care, Inc.
Chicago DoughPrimary Eyecare Professionals
Chi-Town Harley DavidsonRaffy's Candy Store
Clavio, Van Ordstrand & Associates, LLPRanch Frostie
Comfortmate Heating & AirRed and Ritchey Orthodonics
Corona RealtyAlexa Group of RE/MAX 10
CPR Cell Phone RepairRunning For Kicks
John J. Deitche Ph.D., L.C.P.C.Same Day Tees
DLA Architects, Ltd.Teardrop Café
Edward JonesThe Computer Mechanic, Inc.
Eggcetera CaféThe Law Office of Joseph M. Kosteck
Evon's Trophies & AwardsThe Wexler Group
Fabians FlooringTop Driver
Farmhouse AcademyWirth Construction


To the newest Lincoln-Way Foundation Board Director Shawn Kurth who joined the Foundation this January, 2020 & she has hit the ground running! As a New Lenox resident, Shawn has spent 16 plus years volunteering/coaching softball, baseball & basketball. Shawn is an office manager at a dental practice in Mokena. “We are honored to have Shawn help our fundraising efforts to enhance academic opportunities at all three high schools, “ said President, Kim Jiracek. “We are excited to have her assistance in helping us reach our goals & upholding our mission.”

Dinner Gala - Auction

Thank you to everyone who supported the 2020 Dinner Gala as over $60,000 was raised from attendees, auctions & donations! We appreciate your support & look forward to an even bigger & better event in February of 2021! Thanks to all three LW Mascots for their special appearances! If you won a an auction prize but were unable to attend the event, please contact Bob Kennedy at 815-462-2976 to make an appointment for pick up at Lincoln-Way West.

Summer Fest – ALERT!

Our event for Friday, July 17, 2020 at CD & ME has been cancelled due to the many uncertiainities involving the pandemic. We have rescheduled the event for July 16, 2021 so please save that date! More details forthcoming to or call 815-462-2976.

School Calendar 2019/2020 - is a “must-have” and is offered at the main offices of each Lincoln-Way school. Local businesses have discovered that placing an ad in the calendar is a cost-effective way to share their message with the families of Lincoln-Way students. Pick one up today for $15 to benefit from important school contact info/dates/times as well as valuable coupons!

Partners of the Lincoln-Way Foundation - enjoy unique donor benefits and demonstrate support of quality education in our community. Partner benefits include reservations to the Dinner Gala or Summer Fest, ad space in the school calendar, Partner logo and ad rights, recognition plaque with a press release, listing on our website with a link to your business website, your business name included on an engraved plaque and prominently displayed in our event signage, and invitations to special recognition events. Contact Bob Kennedy for more details at 815-462-2976!

Please visit to see a video on how the monies raised are used by the students!

Foundation Mission Statement

The mission of the Foundation is to creatively generate financial support with which to enrich and enhance the opportunities and educational experiences of Lincoln-Way High School District 210 students. Since its inception in 1994, volunteer Foundation directors have embraced this mission and our community has responded with unparalleled generosity. As a result, the Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Foundation has awarded $4,334,951 to benefit the educational programs of the District. The Foundation is committed to serving our community by funding programs and donating items that touch the lives of as many students as possible.

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