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 Donors!

  • Thank you to all the alumni, parents and friends who support the ETHS Educational Foundation.

    In celebration of the generosity of our donors, on Wednesday, March 15th we hosted an Evening of Appreciation. This event welcomed donors of all giving levels and showcased the impact of their support in action. Attendees enjoyed a reception in the Terrace followed by a presentation in the Leonard Schaffer Theater in the Michael Planetarium, a recent project funded by the ETHS Educational Foundation.

    View photos from the fantastic event here.  

    Evening of Appreciation

Join Us! Milligan Center Celebration

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  •  Donate Now

    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

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

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