Foundation 65 News & Events

F65 Announces Leadership Transition & Welcomes New Board Members

7/1/20 Foundation 65 is pleased to announce new leadership changes to its board of directors. Effective July 1, 2020, Julie Cutter has taken over the role of Board President from Dr. Keith Robinson, who served as board president starting in July 2018. Additionally, Foundation 65 welcomes three dynamic new board members from the Evanston/Skokie community:…Learn More

A Call For Educational Justice

Dear Friends, As President of Foundation 65 Board, I am reminded of the core value and commitment to social justice that drives our educational system, even as it is deeply rooted in systemic racism.  These values have always been in the DNA of Foundation 65 as we increase literacy resources for students in our school community. …Learn More

How Foundation 65 is supporting our children during COVID 19

April 9, 2020 The last few weeks have changed our lives more than we could have possibly imagined.  The Evanston/Skokie community has been relentless in stepping up to meet fundamental needs regarding food, shelter, and business sustainability.  At the same time, Foundation 65 has been working with District 65 and community partners to identify the…Learn More

Foundation 65 Announces New Board Members

July 1, 2019– Foundation 65 is pleased to welcome four new board members from the Evanston/Skokie community to its board of directors.  Their deep professional and community-based backgrounds, paired with a passionate commitment to public education, will greatly enhance the Foundation’s mission of enriching the educational experience of all District 65 students through literacy and…Learn More

Foundation 65 Awards a Record Number of Responsive Grants

Foundation 65 is pleased to announce its Responsive Grant awardees for the 2019-20 school year. A record 35 applications were submitted to Foundation 65 this year, more than triple the amount that have been received in past years. The 15 winning projects impact nearly every school in District 65 and are largely teacher-led. In total,…Learn More

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