Sandwich Education Foundation

Education FoundationEducation Foundation Charter

The Sandwich Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN 36-3934485) formed in 1994 to enhance the educational opportunities for the students of Sandwich C.U.S.D. #430. Each year, the SEF raises funds to support, promote, supplement, and enrich educational programs and activities enjoyed by the students of Sandwich C.U.S.D. #430.  We also strive to develop links among business, government, and civic organizations in order to enhance community support and involvement in our local schools.

The Sandwich Education Foundation Board of Trustees includes parents, teachers, and local business owners who volunteer their time to help support and enrich our schools.  The current board includes:

Mike Butler (President)

Jeanette Wright (Treasurer)

Carol Laube (Secretary)

Barb McGregory (Trustee)

Candace Allen (Trustee)

Dusty Behringer (Trustee)

Jill Grey (Trustee)

If you are interested in supporting the Foundation, you are encouraged to attend one of our monthly meetings or Mike Butler at 815-786-2138 (ext. 23312) or mbutler@sandwich430.org.

Education Foundation Fundraising

Through the generosity of donations from community members, the schools, and local businesses, the Sandwich Education Foundation has raised over $375,000 since its inception in 1994.  All funds raised by the SEF go back to students of Sandwich C.U.S.D. #430 in the form of scholarships and grants covering the cost of educational programs, books, technological equipment, and other hands-on experiences for Sandwich area students.

Our biggest fundraiser each year is our Casino Night and Silent Auction, which is held each April at Fox Valley Older Adults in Sandwich. This event gives our supporters a chance to test their luck at popular casino games and bid on great items donated by the community.  The event is always a fun night and a great way for the community to support our schools.  Tickets are available on the SEF online store. https://squareup.com/store/sandwich-education-foundation. You can also purchase sponsorships and make cash donations to the Foundation on the online store.

Education Foundation Grant Information

Each spring, grants applications may be submitted by school or community members for programs and items designed to enrich or supplement the education of the students of Sandwich C.U.S.D. #430. All applications are due by May 31st and the Board reviews and votes on each application during the summer.  A copy of the application may be found here. (pdf)

Education Foundation Scholarships

The SEF also awards the Harry and Lucille Cortright Memorial Scholarship and the Sandwich Education Foundation Scholarship to any graduating or post-secondary student of Sandwich School District #430 who is planning education beyond high school. All students interested in attending an accredited college, university, trade school, business school, nursing program or other similar educational institution to acquire special skills is eligible for these scholarships. Applications can be picked up from the Sandwich High School Guidance office or here (pdf) and must be received by the Foundation by the deadline specified on the scholarship application.

Education Foundation Contact Information

Sandwich Education Foundation
PO Box 44
Sandwich, IL 60548
Email: sefsandwich@yahoo.com

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