Each year the District 54 Education Foundation hosts two major fundraisers as well as many other fundraisers throughout the year in partnership with local restaurants and other businesses. If you would be interested in partnering with us to raise money to benefit the children in our community, please contact Jennie Waldorf at (847) 357-5038 or

Septemberfest — Labor Day weekend

The District 54 Education Foundation’s second biggest annual fundraiser is in conjunction with the Village of Schaumburg’s Septemberfest. You can support the Foundation in raising funds for District 54 students by parking your car for $5 at Collins School, 407 S. Summit Drive, Schaumburg, on the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend, August 31 and September 1. Summit is located east of Roselle Road and west of Plum Grove Road. The Foundation will also participate in Septemberfest’s Not-for-Profit Day on Monday, September 2. Thank you to our 2019 partner, Riccardo’s Ristorante!

Lou Malnati’s Fundraiser

The Foundation is partnering with Lou Malnati’s in Schaumburg to raise funds for students. Eat at or order from Lou Malnati’s Schaumburg or Lou Malnati’s Barrington Road on September 18, and 20 percent of total sales will be donated to the District 54 Education Foundation. You must bring in or mention the flyer at the time of your order; click here for the Lou Malnati’s flyer.

Golf Outing

Thank you to everyone who supported our 22nd annual golf outing on June 10 as a golfer, volunteer or sponsor. The golf outing is our largest fundraiser of the year in which all proceeds go to support District 54 breakfast programs, STEM programs, and grants for students from financially struggling households. Save the date for our 2020 golf outing on Monday, June 8 at the Schaumburg Golf Club!

Thank a Teacher

Are you looking for a unique gift to give your child’s teacher or another staff member who has made a difference in their life? You can donate to the District 54 Education Foundation in their honor by visiting and choosing THANKS from the “Give…” drop-down menu. We will mail a certificate to the staff member you are honoring, and your donation will support students in need in District 54. If you would prefer, you can fill out our printable form and mail it to the Foundation with your donation.

Amazon Smile

You can support the Foundation when shopping online. Click here to Start With a Smile on, and a portion of whatever you spend is donated to the Foundation.