Making a Difference!
Since its inception in 1994, the Lincoln-Way High School Foundation for Educational Excellence has donated $3,014,942 to enrich the educational experiences and social opportunities for Lincoln-Way students throughout the District. In 2009, the Foundation fully funded the $200,000 project that delivered a wireless network to all four high schools in the district. In recent years, the Foundation provided all the funds necessary to equip each classroom throughout the district with technology presentation carts. Each cart includes: a laptop, a projector, a document camera and speakers.
Each year the Foundation awards $20,000 in scholarships to 10 deserving graduating seniors from each graduating class in the District.
How Grants Are Disbursed
The Foundation Board requests grant proposals, which are submitted by Department Chairs representing academic departments and faculty representing student activities. Grant proposals are reviewed by the Foundation Donation Committee and administration. Funding recommendations are then presented to the Foundation board of directors for approval. Each grant selection is based on the level to which it will enrich and enhance the educational experience and the number of students impacted.
Below is a list of some of the items that have been awarded to the schools through money raised by the Foundation: