The trustees of the Evanston Township High School Educational Foundation have committed to raising $450,000 for renovations to the high school’s historic planetarium. Dedicated in 1968, the ETHS planetarium was the first planetarium in the country to be built on a high school campus. By committing to raise funds for this project, the ETHS Foundation Board recognizes the high school’s long-standing history of blazing trails for exceptional learning experiences.

 “The planetarium project fits perfectly into the Foundation’s mission, which is to enhance students’ educational opportunities by raising money for projects that are beyond the means of conventional public funding,” stated incoming ETHS Foundation Board President and ETHS alum Matt TerMolen. “We are thrilled that this project will impact so many students at ETHS, as well as other students in Evanston.”

Two fundraisers are planned. The Wildkit Golf Outing will be held on Sept. 5 in the Highland Park County Club. This annual event has raised more than $110,000 over recent years to fund major capital projects at ETHS, including the creation of STEM labs, the renovation of the manufacturing lab, building a wireless campus, and new curtains in the school auditorium, among others. As in past years, the Autobarn of Evanston is sponsoring a hole-in-one contest, where the first to get a hole-in-one will ride home in a brand new Mazda convertible. Tickets are $200 for Golf and Happy Hour, and $50 for Happy Hour only.

Anyone who would like to donate to the foundation or to have additional information may go to or call Foundation Executive Director Fran Caan at 847.424.7157. bute funds to the