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2023 Thiems Grant applications are LIVE!

A key part of our annual investment in the Elmhurst Public Schools is awarding Thiems grants, named in memory of Dr. Russell Thiems, Superintendent of District 205 from 1983 to 1992.

Dr. Thiems recognized the need to provide opportunities for students beyond what was possible through tax revenues. Since 1990, over 750 grants have been awarded totaling nearly $3 million.


Applications for our 2023 Thiems grants will be live on December 1, 2022.  Any teacher, staff member, student, parent or community member can apply. What's your idea for increasing innovation, curiosity, inclusion and access for all D205 students? We can't wait to hear!

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Join us on

Saturday February 4th, 2023

for our annual Showcase at Medinah Country Club!

Event ticket and Raffle ticket sales are LIVE!

open bar | raffles | plated dinner | online & live auction  afterglow after party | friend of the foundation award

The event will feature...

  • Kerry Sayers - Host

  • The York Jazz Combo

  • Live Cocktail Hour Music by Payton Bryk and Laney Toffler 

  • Students and Teachers - District 205

  • Afterglow Entertainment by DJ Daniel

Unable to join us?  Consider...

  • Becoming a Family Sponsor

  • Purchasing Raffle Tickets - Need not be present to win

  • Making a Donation

  • Participating in the Online Auction

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