Foundation 65 News & Events

Foundation 65 to provide $275,000 in literacy and arts funding – 9/19/17

During the 2017-18 school year, Foundation 65 will provide $275,000 in grants to support literacy and arts initiatives that will impact every school within District 65. Working directly with District 65 and community organizations to bring innovative programming to all kids in all schools, the Foundation has provided nearly $2.5 million in programmatic support since…Learn More

F65 Announces Leadership Transition & Welcomes New Board Members – 9/5/17

Foundation 65 is pleased to announce that current board member, Dr. Keith Robinson, has assumed the role of Executive Vice President (EVP).  As EVP, Keith will work closely with current Board President Diane Lequar and Executive Director Lise Jinno over the next year and will succeed Diane as Board President beginning July 2018. In addition,…Learn More

F65 Welcomes New Board Members 9/6/2016

Foundation 65 is excited to welcome four new board members from the Evanston/Skokie community to its board of directors. Their passion for supporting public education and knowledge of the community will help the Foundation as we work to enrich the educational experience of all students in District 65 through literacy and arts programming. Scott Bramley:…Learn More

Foundation 65 Grant Funding to Support All D65 Schools – 10/28/2015

During the 2015-16 school year, Foundation 65 will provide more than $235,000 to support literacy and arts initiatives that will impact every school within District 65. Foundation 65 works with District 65 and community organizations to bring innovative programming to all kids in all schools. This year, Foundation 65 will continue to support key programs…Learn More

Northwestern University Grant to Foundation 65 – 9/24/2015

Foundation 65 announced receipt of a $35,000 gift from Northwestern University to support programs and operations. This grant will allow Foundation 65 to continue to grow and invest in arts and literacy programs, impacting all students in all District 65 schools. Northwestern University has been a dedicated community partner and lead donor to Foundation 65…Learn More

New Board Leadership at Foundation 65 – 8/12/2015

Foundation 65 announces exciting leadership changes. Effective July 1, 2015, Diane Lequar has taken over the role of Board President from Lee A. Cabot, who served as board president starting in July 2011. During her tenure, Lee was instrumental in shaping the Foundation’s strategic focus and growing its impact. Under her leadership, Foundation 65 granted…Learn More

Foundation 65 Announces Funding to Support Key Programs for District 65 Students – 10/7/2014

October 7, 2014– Foundation 65 announces receipt of two significant grants, totaling $180,000, to support program development and operations over the next three years. The Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation’s gift of $150,000 and Northwestern University’s $30,000 grant will support arts and literacy programs that significantly impact students throughout District 65. The Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation has been…Learn More

Foundation 65 Grant Funding to Support All D65 Schools – 9/15/2014

September15, 2014– During the 2014-2015 school year, Foundation 65 will provide more than $245,000 to support literacy and arts initiatives that will impact every school within District 65. Over the past six years, Foundation 65 has invested in innovative arts and literacy programs, implemented by District 65 and other community organizations. Foundation 65’s funding will…Learn More

Author G. Neri to visit five D65 schools in October 2014

Foundation 65 is pleased to bring award winning author Greg Neri (G. Neri) to visit five D65 schools October 20-23, 2014. G. Neri is the Coretta Scott King honor-winning author of Yummy: the Last Days of a Southside Shorty and the recipient of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award for his free verse novella,…Learn More

F65 Welcomes New Board Members – 7/2014

Evanston – Foundation 65 is excited to welcome four new board members from the Evanston/Skokie community to its board of directors. Their passion for supporting public education and knowledge of the community will help the Foundation as we work to enrich the educational experience of all students in District 65 through literacy and arts programming.…Learn More