2021 Employee Giving Campaign

  • When you look at your students, you see their unlimited 2020 Grant Recipientpotential and your dreams for them are sometimes even bigger than the dreams they have for themselves.  But often it takes more than just enthusiasm and encouragement to bring those dreams to reality. 


    Last year thanks to the generosity of U-46 employees, the U-46 Educational Foundation invested over $73,000 in U-46 schools and students through teacher/staff/community grants and student scholarships.  Our supporters have the unwavering belief that funding shouldn't stop a teacher from providing her or his class with unique and enriching experiences or stop our graduates from following their dreams.   


    2021 Grant RecipientWithout you, none of this is possible.  We rely on your support to continue our efforts to bring expanded opportunities to our students and classrooms.  


    Join hundreds of your U-46 colleagues in supporting the U-46 Educational Foundation's 2021 Employee Giving Campaign.  When we work in unison, we have the power to do more. Unlimited potential, understanding, unwavering beliefs, unity - it starts with U!


    As a 'Thank You' for your support, all Employee Giving donors will receive:

    • An "It starts with U!" sticker for you to proudly display and a tax receipt for your donation. 100% of your donation is tax-deductible;
    • An option to designate 10% of your donation to go directly to a U-46 school of your choice;
    • And, those contributing $25 or more in a one-time deduction or $5 or more from at least 5 recurring payments will be automatically entered in our giveaway to win a gift card from some of your favorite stores and restaurants! A list of prizes and complete giveaway rules are below.


    Click a yellow button below to get started!  

     Make a One-Time or Recurring Donation Using a Credit/Debit Card  Make a One-Time or Recurring Donation Using Payroll Deduction


    Cash or check donations may be sent to: U-46 Educational Foundation, 355 E. Chicago St., Elgin, IL 60120.  Include your name and address so we may send you a receipt for your tax-deductible donation.


    It starts with U



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Marisela Moreno
Lloyd Butts
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Shamim Hashmi
Alison Upton-Dunmore
Christine Cliff
Joel Pollack
Rosa Ceron
Doreen Roberts
Julie Tiknis
Steven Johnson
Mary Hogan
Russell Anglemire
Shaun Terranova
Jazmin Humphreys
Martha Reza
Dawn Glenn
Marcelino Lopez
Josefina Melendez
Gaye Hanson
Kathy Lichthardt
Monica Morado
Karla Jimenez
Jennifer Schwardt
Allison Fornero
Karen Mulcahy
Linda Machut
Aurora Lozano
Lori Wenzel
Elizabeth Rabe
Bridget Amelio
Christine Osberg
Amy Zapata
JoNell Dudek
Peggy Hernandez
Kendra Pingel
Karen Marz
Susan Hoch
Linda Taylor
Lizza Arroyo
Karen Smith
Daliha Orozco
Kathy Fitzpatrick
Nicole Hanneman
Patrick Mccarthy
Melissa Hartley
Jamie Chlopek
Kathleen Chwee
Jeffrey Smith
Kathleen Ratzek
Laura Azcoitia
Marci DePasquale
Lisa Medendorp
& Many Anonymous Donors


  • 2021 Employee Giving Giveaway Prizes - 


    • $25 Gift Card to Lou Malnati's Pizza 
    • $25 Gift Card to Amazon 
    • $20 Gift Card to Target
    • $20 Gift Card to Portillos
    • $10 Gift Cards to Starbucks
    • $10 Gift Cards to Teachers Pay Teachers 
    • OR Lunch on us!  $10 Gift Cards to GrubHub!


    Giveaway Rules - Only persons who are U-46 employees during the giveaway are eligible to win.  No donation is necessary to enter or win our giveaway.  Making a donation will not increase your chances of winning, but we hope you will choose to support the U-46 Educational Foundation with a donation. All prizes will be awarded by random drawing.  One winner will be chosen each workday of the 2021 Employee Giving Campaign (no drawings on weekends or November 25, 26), starting November 9 and ending November 30.   All contributors giving or pledging $25 or more in a one-time donation or a recurring donation to the 2021 Employee Giving Campaign will be automatically entered in the giveaway every day from the day their contribution or pledge is received until the employee wins or the end of the campaign, whichever comes first.  Increase your odds of winning by donating early!  Winners choose their prize from the remaining prizes.   To enter without making a donation, please complete and submit this entry form.  Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.   A complete list of winners can be obtained by contacting the U-46 Educational Foundation, 355 E. Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60120.


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