The success of the Foundation is a reflection of the support of this community and dedication of our board of directors and volunteers. Several annual fundraising activities support the fundraising goals of the Foundation. Please visit for a short video of how your donations benefit all the students.

Cents for Kids - is an employee payroll deduction program. Faculty and staff choose to support Lincoln-Way students by donating a set amount to the Foundation each pay period. If your company has a payroll deduction or matching program, please let us know as the Foundation would welcome your support!

Commemorative Brick - The Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Foundation for Educational Excellence is proud to offer the opportunity to recognize Lincoln-Way high school graduates with commemorative bricks. Each $100 commemorative brick will be placed along the walls outside the graduate’s high school auditorium, allowing the honoree’s name to become a permanent part of his or her building. A unique gift idea to recognize achievements, birthdays & holidays- especially for Christmas!

Dinner Gala - Auction - provides an evening of fun, friendship and fundraising. Everyone in the community is invited to join us on February 12, 2021, at the Odyssey Country Club in Tinley Park. If you would like to make reservations, be a sponsor or donate an in-kind item for the silent or live auction, please visit or contact Bob Kennedy at 815-462-2976.

The Lincoln-Way Half Marathon was expanded to include a 10K. The mission of the Lincoln-Way 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. Proceeds from this race will go directly towards that mission. The races will be a virtual so lace up those running shoes & join us!

School Calendar is a “must-have” for Lincoln-Way families, and is offered online when you register your student or at schedule pick-up in August. 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. Place your business ad in the calendar and connect with our Lincoln-Way families! They are available for $15 at each main office.

Summer Fest - is held at CD & ME in Frankfort. The 7/16/21 event will have up to three bands performing (rain or shine) in the beautiful surroundings from 6pm till 11pm. There is food & refreshments at this 21 and older event. What a great place to meet up with friends, classmates or hold an alumni/reunion event. Come out with a group & enjoy live music under the stars in 2021! Tickets will be sold at the three high schools as well as CD n ME & Ticketmaster. A limited number of tables can be reserved for a fee by contacting Bob Kennedy at 815-462-2976.

Planned Giving - is an important consideration in proper estate planning. For more than 66 years, Lincoln-Way High School has provided one of the finest educational experiences to families in the state. It is the goal of our Foundation to continue to support that mission for decades to come, but we need your help. Planned gifts give both you, the donor, & the Foundation an opportunity to map out a stable financial future. Planned gifts include bequests, trusts and annuities, and more. A planned gift gives you the chance to donate at a time that is best for you, and may provide several tax benefits. We can help provide estate planning tools so that you can look ahead & find for a way to include the Lincoln-Way Foundation for Educational Excellence in your overall financial plan.

Partners - enjoy unique donor benefits and demonstrate support of quality education in our community. Partner benefits include reservations to the dinner auction, 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, prominently displayed at our events, and invitations to special recognition events. Call Bob Kennedy today at 815-462-2976 for details!