How to Give

Sponsor a College Visit: Your $3,000 sponsorship will send 100 first-generation college students – or 50 students with a parent – to a college campus for the first time through the Foundation's Next Generation Pathway to Completion program. The trips include visits to a private and public college, and focused programming regarding financial aid and other college issues to and from the destination.

Sponsor a Student: Your gift of $3,000 can fund a scholarship for a first-generation student in our Next Generation Pathway to Completion program. This scholarship is awarded in two $1,500 increments after demonstrated postsecondary success, in line with a goal of college completion and success.

Create a Scholarship: Your gift of $2,500 can launch a scholarship in line with things that are important to you or your business. These scholarships can be used for student success in high school (e.g. summer enrichment camps) or postsecondary success. An endowed scholarship can be started at $10,000.

Be a Future Ready Showcase Sponsor: Your gift of $500 to $10,000 will help ensure continued success for students as they pursue coursework, workplace learning experiences and career credentials that prepare them for success. Sponsorship of this May 2019 event also includes signage at the showcase.

Sponsor an Advanced Placement Test: Every gift of $100 will fund an Advanced Placement exam for a student who has completed the rigorous coursework but cannot afford the cost of the test. These exams translate to early college credit, saving the student time and tuition. In a single year, our donors empowered more than $250,000 in early college credits through these exams.

Name a Space: Your gift can showcase your business or honor an individual while simultaneously funding student innovation and success throughout the District. Namings are available for facilities and programs. Amounts vary.

Sponsor a Pathway: Your gift can empower innovative Career Pathway curriculum in a specific area important to you or your business. These pathways allow students opportunities for rigorous coursework, career credentials and workplace learning experiences. Your name will be promoted on the pathway.


To inquire about any of these opportunities, contact Erin Brooks, Foundation Executive Director, erin.brooks@d214.org or (847) 718-7688.

The District 214 Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.