Foundation 65 News

Foundation 65 Announces New Executive Director

Foundation 65 is pleased to announce that Alecia Wartowski has been named to the position of  Executive Director, effective November 1. Alecia brings more than 20 years of experience working to transform the lives of children through advocacy, education, and engagement. She comes to F65 from Northwestern University, where she was director of programs at…Learn More

Foundation 65 Welcomes New Board Members 7/3/2018

Foundation 65 is pleased to welcome five 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 work to enrich the educational experience of all students in District 65 through literacy and arts programming.  Larry Brown: Larry Brown is…Learn More

F65 Announces Executive Director Job Posting – 7/2/18

Foundation 65 (F65) is looking for a dynamic leader to assume the role of full-time Executive Director and steward the organization into its next phase of growth and development. Resumes will be accepted until July 31, 2018.  The position description can be found here: Foundation 65 ED Job Description  

Foundation 65 Announces Departure of Executive Director – 5/24/18

Foundation 65 announces the departure of Executive Director Lise Jinno, who will step down from her role, effective June 8, 2018. The Foundation 65 Board of Directors has appointed Diane Lequar to serve as Interim Executive Director, until a replacement is hired.  Diane has been a Foundation 65 board member since 2011, serving as Treasurer…Learn More

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