D214 Education Foundation's annual golf outing is Sept. 13

Updated 8/5/2021 9:48 AM

Community members are invited to register now for the District 214 Education Foundation's "Foundation for the Future Golf Open" Sept. 13, at the Rolling Green Country Club in Arlington Heights.

In addition to 18 holes of golf with a shotgun start, the event offers brunch boxes, an open bar, on-course contests and prizes, a raffle and post-tournament reception.


Participants may sign up as individuals or foursomes. In addition, several levels of sponsorship opportunities are available, with details described on the "Foundation for the Future Golf Open" website, 214foundation.org/golfopen.

The foundation annually utilizes this golf outing, among many other efforts, to expand equity for District 214 students and provide opportunities beyond the reach of public education funding.

Proceeds from this event offer opportunities for continued student success, fuel innovative practices and programs in the classroom and support lifelong learning across the district.

During the last year, despite COVID-19 challenges, the foundation has provided scholarship assistance for students needing help paying for Advanced Placement tests, translating to thousands of dollars in early college credit; launched #214Cares, supporting 400 families facing pandemic-related hardships with more than $100,000 from donations; and distributed nearly $60,000 in scholarships for postsecondary success.

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In addition, the foundation funded Next Generation Pathway to Completion, a program supporting first-generation college students and their families. This program's first cohort graduated from District 214 schools in May, and every student was accepted to college.

"With the community's continued support, the District 214 Education Foundation can continue to fund the future for every student in a world we never expected," said Tom Munz, District 214 Education Foundation board chair.

"An investment in the foundation is an investment in our community. Together, we can make a difference."

Sponsors who are helping make this event possible include: Arlington Heights Ford; Atomatic Mechanical Services; Carroll Seating; CS2 Design Group; Busey Bank; Daily Herald/Paddock Publications; Grand Prairie Transit; Franczek, Nicholas and Associates; and Voris Mechanical.

Golf outing organizers will follow public health guidelines.

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