2019 Fund Run Registration Now Open!
Foundation 153 Unveils a New Focus
February 13, 2019
Foundation 153 took a break this year to do a hefty round of thoughtful discussion and strategic planning. We are ready to unveil a new direction and ask for your help as we work to support Homewood District 153 Schools.
After doing research and talking with members of the Homewood community, we learned there are many needs. Some common themes came through. Among them social-emotional learning, support for the use of technology in the classroom, and increased parent engagement. Based on this information, Foundation 153 will focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (commonly called STEM) for our fundraising, community, and parent engagement activities for the 2019-2020 school year and beyond. This does not mean we are a one-note song, but that our efforts will be a coordinated symphony played in concert with our peer parent organizations and other supporters of Homewood schools.
Although the Spring for Homewood Schools Gala will not take place this year, we will continue to prepare for new activities to align with our new STEM focus. We are grateful to all of our past supporters for your contributions to the Spring Gala—local businesses, parents, and Homewood school advocates. Expect this event to return with gusto in 2020. We’ll work to make it better than ever.
Look for an announcement of an adult mixer in late spring as we reintroduce Foundation 153. We have new opportunities for you to participate and provide input. Please consider helping us help Homewood schools by donating not only monetary support, but also your expertise and time.
Please contact any member of the Foundation 153 board for details. We hope to see you in the spring for a lively evening and a chance to join the Homewood School movement. Go 153! Go STEM!
Gia Riney, president
Melissa Jacobsen, vice president
Nick Fonner, treasurer
Josh Berg, interim recording secretary
Mike Dickover, board member
Dana Zigmund, board member