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Alumnus Pledges $500K for STEM Labs at ETHS

Donation is dependent on ETHS Foundation raising $100,000 from private donations; fundraising kicks-off Friday, Sept. 21 with a golf outing and happy hour bash.

The Evanston Township High School (ETHS) Foundation is beginning to fundraise toward its $100,000 goal to build three Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Labs in 2014.

A pledge of $500,000 has been made by ETHS Alumnus Leonard Schaeffer from the class of 1963, but that donation is dependent on if the foundation is able to reach its fundraising goal.

“The people I met and the education I received at ETHS led to opportunities that changed my life,” Schaeffer said in an ETHS Foundation press release. “The STEM labs should help provide similar experiences for current ETHS students.”

Partnering with Northwestern University

This month, Kristin Perkins, of Northwestern University’s office of STEM Education Partnerships begins working as the NU/ETHS partnership coordinator.

Perkins is charged with the goal of supporting teachers and students as the high school prepares for the enhanced opportunity for learning the STEM subjects.

How to Get Involved

The “Wildkit Golf Outing and Happy Hour Bash” is the first fundraiser toward the $100,000 goal. It will be held Friday, Sept. 21 at the Glenview Park Golf Club, 800 Shermer Rd., Glenview.

A hole-in-one contest will be sponsored by Autobarn of Evanston. The first to get one will win a brand new Mazda Miata convertible. The Happy Hour Bash will follow the golf outing.

Tickets are $150 for golf, and $50 for the Happy Hour Bash ($80 per couple).

 For more information, visit the ETHS Foundation website or call Fran Caan at (847) 424-7157. Cick here to register. 

Jersey Girl September 21, 2012 at 03:33 AM
This is AWESOME. What a wonderful gift and finally some attention on being really, really great.

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