Transform a Student’s Future Today!

The Niles Township High School District 219 Education Foundation was founded in 2007 with the mission of assisting high school students in need.  For nearly ten years, we have supported students through academic-related grants, student scholarships and programs not funded by public tax revenues.

In 2016, the organization changed its name to The Education Foundation (Supporting the Students of Niles Township) to reflect its desire to offer assistance to both high school and elementary school students in the township.

The Education Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on the generosity of parents, students, alumni, business partners, teachers, support staff, administrators and community members for support.

We have many ways in which our alumni can establish lasting legacies at their alma maters.  You can help ensure that all of today’s students have access to everything your beloved school has to offer.

We invite area businesses to help ensure that our community maintains its reputation for great public education.  We, in turn, will thank you publicly and urge parents to patronize your businesses.  Great schools make great communities!

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and will be acknowledged with a letter for tax purposes.

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Foundation Donates to Niles Township’s School Supply Drive

The Education Foundation’s Emergency Grant program has helped the Niles Township Food Pantry during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many Township families have found themselves in unimaginable situations, such as unemployment, threat of eviction, and food insecurity.  The Foundation donated $10,000 to the Niles Township Food Pantry to help families put food on the table and an additional $2,200 towards the Food Pantry’s School Supply Drive.  Backpacks equipped with school supplies to help students get ready for this unprecedented school year, which may be predominantly remote learning, were distributed to Pantry clients and several other students throughout the Township.

Samina Hussain, Liaison to the Education Foundation, presents a check to Bonnie Kahn Ognisanti, Niles Township Supervisor, for 100 Backpacks full of school supplies for the Niles Township Annual School Supply Drive.

PFCU Donates $1,000

Mary Ann Pusateri, CEO of Partnership Financial Credit Union (second from right), presents a check for $1,000 to David Putrus, Treasurer & Secretary of The Education Foundation. PFCU) is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution, and the Niles Township Schools Credit Union was one of its founding partners. Today, PFCU is a full-service credit union serving more than 13,000 members.

Also shown is Samina Hussain, D219 liaison to the foundation (left). and (right), Harsi Gandhi, Student Director on the Foundation for Niles West High School.

THANK YOU NILES WEST CLASS OF 1989

Thank you to Niles West Class of 1989 for your generous donation of $4,089 to The Education Foundation  raised at your 30th reunion held on November 23, 2019 to honor your classmates who left us too soon.

THANK YOU NILES WEST CLASS OF 1987

Thank you to Niles West Class of 1987 for your generous donation of $2,216 to The Education Foundation (Supporting the Students of Niles Township)  in honor of your 30th reunion celebration on May 27, 2017.

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NILES NORTH CLASS OF 1967

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THANK YOU NILES NORTH CLASS OF 1968

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From Left, from the class of 1968: Dr. Michael Korey, Harvey Shapiro, Karen Mellow and Foundation Student Representatives Joshua Thomas (Niles North 2019), Harsi Gandhi (Niles West 2021)

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THANK YOU NILES NORTH CLASS OF 1978

 

The Niles North Class of 1978 capped off its successful 40th high school reunion by donating $1,500 to The Education Foundation. From left: NN78 alumni Rhonda Nagler, Lauren Gould, Niles North student Joshua Thomas, Niles West student Penelope Alegria, Audrey Smith