ETHS Educational Foundation

  • The mission of the ETHS Educational Foundation is to raise and distribute funds to the high school in order to complement, enhance and enrich beyond the means of conventional public funding, opportunities that further the educational mission of Evanston Township High School.

    Ensuring a Campus like no other.

    ETHS alumni and parents are proud of our school’s stellar reputation as one of the finest public high schools in the nation. Our supporters understand that this excellence doesn’t happen by accident. Each year the ETHS Educational Foundation provides vital funding for major capital improvements and classroom enhancements that expand the capabilities of students and support their success.

    Please join other alumni, parents and the broader ETHS community in contributing generously to the 2016-2017 Annual Fund.

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2016-2017 Funding Priorities

  • This year your gift will fund three important initiatives in the arts and sciences.

    Exploring Possibilities: Chem-Phys Theory Center

    Shaping the Future: 3-D Design and Ceramics Studio

    Sound Opportunity: Music Room Acoustic Enhancements

    “You can be proud of ETHS and what Foundation supporters have accomplished together. From the Advanced Manufacturing Lab, to the state-of-the-art Planetarium, to the inspiring new Heritage Hall, the Foundation has, over the last ten years, invested in a multitude of projects that enrich the educational experience of students. Public education funding sources are limited, but together the contributions of Foundation supporters like you sustain the excellence our alumni remember.” – Superintendent Eric Witherspoon

    Your gift creates limitless opportunities.

    Recent Advancements on Campus:

    • Heritage Hallway
    • Milligan Center for Entrepreneurship
    • The Leonard Schaeffer Theater in the renovated Planetarium
    • The Advanced Manufacturing Lab
    • Lake Street Tennis Center
    • Permanent Geometry in Construction Build Site
    • STEM Labs


  • Thank you to all the alumni, parents and friends who made a gift for our #Giving Tuesday campaign on November 29th. With your help, we raised over $50,000 and an additional $20,000 from the Foxman Family Foundation for a total of $70,000. WOW! We are especially grateful to Rochelle and Len’62 Foxman for inspiring this level of generosity.

    We appreciate your support of ETHS and the 3300 students who will benefit from your generosity. You are guaranteeing access to excellence for all Wildkits. Our students and faculty are grateful to the entire ETHS community for its commitment to providing greater opportunities for their education. 

    Each and every gift will make an impact in the coming years. Because of you, we can continue to do even more for tomorrow's ETHS students. We look forward to sharing stories of our students’ success in the coming year and how the campus is growing with your generosity. 


ETHS Educational Foundation supports ETHS with $780,000 for Capital Projects

  • In June, 2016 the ETHS Educational Foundation contributed more than $780,000 for various projects which were in need of funding at Evanston Township High School. 

    $230,000 was designated for enhancements to the main office area and Heritage (H) Hallway which include improved lighting and display cases for student projects.  Construction is underway and will be completed by August, 2016. 

    Additionally, other major investments included: $194,000 for the creation of the Milligan Center for Entrepreneurship; $78,000 in support of the Cradle to Career partnership at ETHS; $75,000 for the resurfacing of the Lake Street Tennis Courts and the adjacent permanent site for Geometry in Construction; and $54,000 for the school’s Advanced Manufacturing Lab.

    Thanks in part to two generous challenges extended by loyal donors this past year, the number of contributors to the Foundation’s annual fund is at an all-time high!

    It is this partnership of private philanthropy and public funding which demonstrates a strong commitment to public secondary school education in our community and our Evanston Township High School students – our future leaders - are most grateful.  Thank you! 

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    Make a donation to ETHS today! You can donate online using the button above, by phone by calling (847) 424-7158, or mail. Send in a check, made out to ETHS Educational Foundation, to 1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201.


Executive Director
Joanne Bertsche
Associate Executive Director
Sarah P. Schmidt 
Office Location W127 Building Map

Office Hours

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Monday-Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm Closed

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