The Joliet Grade Schools Foundation for Educational Excellence was established in 2003. The Foundation Board is made up of representatives from all community stakeholders: teachers, administrators, parents, business, and community members. The goal of the Foundation is to provide grants to District 86 teachers and staff for programs and projects that enhance and enrich educational opportunities for our students.

The Foundation hosts various fundraisers throughout the year, including an annual “Hoops for D86" basketball fundraiser. District 86 employees play in a basketball tournament to raise money for classroom grants. For more information click here or call (815) 740-3196 ext. 8204.

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities for "Hoops for D86" Basketball Fundraiser

2020 "Hoops for D86" Basketball Fundraiser Raffle Prizes

Foundation Board of Directors include:

President: Daniel Brandolino, Midwest Mechanical

Vice President: Ed Kreis, Community Member

Treasurer: Dave Patton, Healy, Bender & Associates, Inc.

Secretary: Stephanie Phelan, Joliet Public Schools District 86

Quinn Adamowski, Community Member

Sharon Asher, Community Member

Bill Benoit, Community Member

Donnie Chestnutt, Greater Joliet Area YMCA

Charyll Colstock, Community Member

Don Dickinson, Joliet Park District

Bob Diedrich, First Midwest Bank

Christine Doyle, AT&T

Jim Limacher, Community Member

Jerry Lundeen, Community Member

Jeff Pritz, District 86 Board of School Inspectors

Dr. Theresa Rouse, Joliet Public Schools District 86

Mary Ann Stubler, Community Member

Shirley Taylor, Joliet Public Schools District 86

Gwendolyn Ulmer, District 86 Board of School Inspectors

Sandy Zalewski, Joliet Public Schools District 86

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities for "Hoops for D86" Basketball Fundraiser

Foundation Grant Recipients:

2019 - 2020 Foundation Recipients

2018 - 2019 Foundation Recipients

2017 - 2018 Foundation Recipients

2016 - 2017 Foundation Recipients

2015 - 2016 Foundation Recipients

2014 - 2015 Foundation Recipients

2013 - 2014 Foundation Recipients

2012 - 2013 Foundation Recipients

2011 - 2012 Foundation Recipients

2010 - 2011 Foundation Recipients

2009 - 2010 Foundation Recipients

2008 - 2009 Foundation Recipients

2007 - 2008 Foundation Recipients

2006 - 2007 Foundation Recipients

2005 - 2006 Foundation Recipients

2004 - 2005 Foundation Recipients