At its June, 2015 annual meeting, the Board of Directors of the Evanston Township High School Educational Foundation decided to raise funds for three projects during the 2015-2016 school year. In order of funding priority, the projects are:
• Gateway Project: This project will renovate the front H-Hallway gathering space and the main H hallway. The main purpose is to develop display areas for student work including art, awards, activities and general communication.
• Wind Turbine: As part of ETHS’s outdoor science space near the stadium there is a renewable energy and science lab. There are solar panels on the roof, and the addition of a wind turbine that can be used in classes and generate sustainable energy will be a critical addition to the lab.
• Algebra for Entrepreneurship: This project entails renovation of a classroom for a new course called Algebra In Entrepreneurship. The course is designed to get students excited about becoming true entrepreneurs. Students will have the opportunity to create and fully develop their own product or service. Evanston area entrepreneurs and business experts are lining up to serve as coaches and mentors to guide student teams through an authentic business incubator “start-up” process and get them geared up for pitch week.
For the second year in a row, the Foundation’s revenue in charitable donations exceeded $1million. “This is an extraordinary accomplishment for a public secondary school and a true testament to the loyalty of ETHS alumni and the confidence of parents,” said Executive Director Fran Caan. “Investments in our award-winning school will help maintain Evanston’s reputation as one of the best cities in the country.”
Golf Outing on Sept. 11
On Sept. 11, the ETHS Educational Foundation will begin its 2015/16 fundraising campaign with the “Wildkit Golf Outing and Happy Hour Bash.” The community is invited to the Canal Shores Golf Course, 1030 Central St., to participate in this event. As in past years, the Autobarn of Evanston is sponsoring a hole-in-one contest, where the first person 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.
New this year, ETHS graduates who are between the ages of 21 and 25 years can golf for $100. Lunch and check in are at noon, shotgun start is 1 p.m., happy hour is 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit eths.k12.il.us.org/foundation.