The District 39 Educational Foundation holds numerous fundraising (and fun-raising) events throughout the year. Proceeds raised from events support the Gripp Grant program.
Cheers & Beers
The District 39 Educational Foundation hosted its very first Cheers & Beers party in April 2022 at Double Clutch Brewing Company in Evanston. Sponsored by North Shore Community Bank, this event featured live music, dancing, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres, as well as a silent auction and raffle to raise money for the Foundation’s Gripp Grants program.
The District 39 Educational Foundation held its first ever Paddle Classic on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Wilmette Platform Tennis Club. This was the first in-person event sponsored by the foundation since the start of the pandemic and it was a great success!
B-I-N-G-O!! The Foundation hosts a family Bingo Night. Kids have a ton of fun playing this classic game. There is excitement in the air as the cards are covered and the kids are sitting on the edge of their seats ready to yell “Bingo!”. Winners select prizes from a table-full of donated games, toys, gift cards, etc. This fundraiser is fun for the whole family.
The Foundation hosts an annual Trivia Night for the District 39 community. Each year parents, friends and neighbors form teams, come dressed in in their “table theme” and put their heads together to show off their knowledge of random facts. Over 20 tables compete for the awards of overall Trivia Winner and “Best in Show”. “Name that Tune” and “Heads or Tails” are other fun competitions.