To raise and distribute funds to Evanston Township High School in order to complement, enhance and enrich, beyond the means of conventional public funding, opportunities that further the educational mission of ETHS
We Met Our Goal!
At its June, 2014 Annual Meeting the ETHS Educational foundation Board of Directors voted to take on the ambitious goal of raising $700,000 to support renovations to the Evanston Township High School planetarium. The planetarium, dedicated in 1968, was the first planetarium in the country to be built on a high school campus. Structural improvements were necessary and the equipment inside the planetarium had become functionally obsolete and needed to be replaced with digital technology.
Thanks to the generosity of many alumni and parents, in particular, Leonard Schaeffer '63 who extended and incredible challenge, renovations are scheduled for June 2015!
When the project is complete, astronomy students will be able to study the universe from any point in space and any time. Geoscience students will be able to study the earth inside and out with live data updates from the U.S. Geological Survey. And other classes will be able to become immersed in simulations similar to those experienced in an Imax theater.
The new Geometry in Construction class offered at ETHS has showcased the school as an educational leader and has demonstrated the power of applied learning as students gain hands-on experience in learning how to build houses.
The Lake Street Tennis Courts are to be resurfaced, landscaped with viewing stands and picnic areas and will have lighting installed for evening play and use by local community tennis groups.
Recent Foundation Events
PARENT EMERITUS WINTER PARTY
ETHS Alumna, Nancy Cunniff '77 with guests Judith Childrey and Susan Roche
Nancy and husband, Alan Zunamon, hosted a fabulous party at their home to raise funds for renovations to the school planetarium.
LOCAL STEWARDSHIP PARTY AT
Class of '90 with James Zoccoli, GionMatthias Schelbert, Corrie Cockrell Wallace
and Chris May
ETHS Staff and Alumni enjoy the "Shoot for the Stars" event at Temperance Brewery in Evanston.
COLORADO WILDKIT RECEPTION
Supt. Witherspoon connects with hosts Gordon Rockafellow '55 and Nancy Persons Rockafellow '56 at the Denver Area Wildkit Alumni Reception
WILDKIT GOLF OUTING
Thank you to all who supported this event!
Golfers : Eunie Nondorf, Peter Frankel, Jim Nondorf, Pat Hughes.
STEM Labs Groundbreaking
Superintendent Dr. Eric Witherspoon, Foundation President Sarah Wagner, and Leonard Schaeffer ‘63 don hard hats to wield the ceremonial shovel at the Evanston Township High School STEM Labs groundbreaking on May 27, 2014.
"When American suburbs are compared with two of the top school systems in the world – in Finland and Singapore – very few, such as Evanston, IL., and Scarsdale, N.Y., outperform the international competition."
~The Wall Street Journal Nov. 14, 2012
Evanston Township High School continues to maintain its reputation as one of the finest public high schools in the country thanks to the vision of our leaders, the dedication of our faculty and staff, and the generosity of our alumni, parents, and other friends. Our supporters understand that excellence doesn't happen by accident: it requires a steady infusion of time, talent, and financial resources. Through individual, corporate, and foundation gifts, the Foundation is able 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.
ETHS’s advancement team has developed comprehensive fund-raising programs that offer the opportunity for every member of our community to make a difference. Our Executive Director, Fran Caan, is pleased to help supporters develop a gift plan, including planned giving opportunities, that fits their particular needs and interests. Current funding priorities include renovations to our planetarium and support for the Geometery in Construction program.
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