Introduction flyer for Foundation


Annual Alumni Leave Your Mark Campaign 2023

April 2023

Dear Senior Family,

The District 128 Foundation for Learning trustees would like to congratulate your family on the upcoming graduation of your high school senior!  We know the excitement and pride that you must feel for your child. High school graduation marks the end of many years of hard work and dedication on the part of both the student and their family and signals a new beginning.  We hope that when you and your  student reflect back on their high school career you remember the community and support which The Foundation for Learning is an integral part of.   

To continue this support of our students and faculty, The Foundation for Learning  would like to offer families of graduates an opportunity to leave a lasting mark on the District via the Alumni Leave Your Mark program.  Alumni Leave Your Mark gives parents, friends or families of graduates the opportunity to make a donation to the Foundation for Learning in honor of your graduate.  Your graduate‘s name will appear on the Foundation's website, with other Alumni Leave Your Mark honorees, as well as on the virtual plaque that will appear on the Foundation's monitors at LHS and VHHS.  Your graduate’s name will have a lasting presence at the school.  And your generous donation will enable the Foundation to continue to provide enhanced programs and opportunities for future D128 students through its ongoing Innovation Grants program, Students in Need program, and more.  

Whether this is your first or last D128 graduate, we hope that you will take the opportunity to commemorate your family's involvement in D128 and its outstanding high schools. There are two ways that you can make a donation to honor your graduate. 

Pay by credit card. Complete this Alumni Leave Your Mark form and submit your donation online by using the Donate button.  Use the drop down menu, select Alumni Leave Your Mark and enter your donation amount.  

Pay by check.  Print, complete and mail this Alumni Leave Your Mark form along with your check to the Foundation address listed above.

If you have any questions, please contact Diane Phillips at 847-247-4577 or


Nancy Beaumont, Foundation Chair 


Your contribution may qualify as a charitable contribution under the Internal Revenue Code.  Contact your tax professional.  District 128 Foundation for Learning is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, EIN: 35-2307544.

4th Annual 1-28 Day of Giving Campaign:

January 26-28, 2023

4th Annual 1-28 Day of Giving Thank You Image

The BIG EVENT 2022


Thank you to those that supported The BIG EVENT 2022!

The BIG EVENT 2022 Summary

  • $32,029 Total Profit
  • $16,060 in Sponsorships
  • 103 Participants in the event
  • Silent Auction - 47 of the 52 Baskets sold
  • Students In Need Drive - $2,248 raised

- The BIG EVENT 2022 Event Sponsors:

Jacobson & Tsou Orthodontics (Food Sponsor), Round Ground Metals, Inc (Food Sponsor), The Wadhwani Family (Entertainment Sponsor), Libertyville Bank & Trust (Beverage Sponsor), The Muniswamy Family (Dessert Sponsor)  

- The BIG EVENT 2022 Sponsors:

Senior Level - Baxter Credit Union, Quest Foods

Junior Level - 

Sophomore Level - CS2 Design Group, Gilbane, Lakeside Transportation, Northwestern Medicine - Lake Forest Hospital, STR Partners, Sunset Foods, Top Tec

Freshman Level - Arpino Orthodontics, Marjo Graphics

- The BIG EVENT 2022 Silent Auction Donors:

Alla Steinhaus, Arpino Orthodontics, Athleta, Austin's Saloon & Eatery, Bagels by the Book, Be Well Fitness & Glynn Chiropractic, Bears Fit, Bentley's Pet Stuff (Libertyville), Best Buy (Vernon Hills), Black Cat Yoga, Bluefish Sushi Bistro, Boston Fish Market (Wheeling), Bubble Bath Car Wash, Car Spa, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Wolves Hockey, Chipotle (Libertyville), Dazzling Designs by SJ, Denise Herrmann, Diane Phillips, Dick's Sporting Goods, Duck Donuts, Erica Rendall, First Spa Nails, Floyds Barber Shop (Vernon Hills), Four Seasons Homes, LLC, Frank Fitzgerald, Ganello's Pizza Company, Goodman Theatre, Harbor Kitchen & Tap, Home Depot (Vernon Hills), How Impressive!, Hunan Palace Chinese Restaurant, IL Nails Spa, Improv Playhouse, Joseph's Florist, Julie Cohen, Kara Bosman, Libertyville High School, LoLo's Bowls, Lou Malnati's Pizzeria (Libertyville), Lynfred Winery, Mambo Italiano, Mario Tricocci Hair & Salon, Marriott Theatre, Matt Tooley, Men's Wearhouse (Vernon Hills), Mobile Academics, Nancy Beaumont, Northlight Theatre, Nothing Bundt Cakes (Vernon Hills), Portillo's (Vernon Hills), REI (Vernon Hills), Rivers Casino, Rob Jacobson, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (Libertyville), Rolland's Jewelers (Libertyville), Salt of the Earth Salt Cave & Spa, School of Rock (Libertyville), Shake Shack, Shakou (Libertyville), Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Slyce Coal Fired Pizza Company (Vernon Hills), Sports 11, The Picnic Basket, The Pilates PT, Trader Joe's (Vernon Hills), Vernon Hills High School, Vernon Hills Village Golf Course, VHHS Swim School for Kids, Village of Vernon Hills, Wick 'N Ore, Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe (Libertyville), Wine and Spirit Warehouse, Zanies Comedy Club

-The BIG EVENT 2022 Students in Need Donors:

James Batson, Eric Beaumont, Nancy Beaumont, Cara Benjamin, Dale Eggert, Ken Eiserman, Jeremy Gong, Stacey Greenfield, Lisa Hessel, Rita Lillydahl, Vinod V. Patel, Dean A. Pedersen, Erica Rendall, Andrew Russell, Anand Setty, Jeffrey Slavish, Cherian Thomas, Jolly Thomas, Jayson Tran, Michelle Tran, Susan Wilms

-The BIG EVENT 2022 Financial Donors:

Bill & Joan Abbington, Thomas Barry, Katherine Buck, Joanna Friel-Wimmer, Juliana Furlong, Kelli Hartweg, Merzena Kowalska, Heidi Lechner, Debbie O'Hara, Diane Phillips, Mikhail Shor, John Snow, Michael Stevens

D128 Foundation for Learning is looking

for volunteers who will make a difference

in the lives of LHS & VHHS students.

The D128 Foundation for Learning is run by volunteers who donate their time. We're always looking for new volunteers. We appreciate every helping hand we can get!

Committees are now forming for the 2022-2023 school year.  Learn more about our volunteer opportunities by contacting

Diane Phillips at or 847-247-4577.