High School District 211 makes a difference in 2012!
As they have done in past years, High School District 211 employees showed that they care about the less fortunate by contributing to the Combined Charities Campaign. All told this year, employees contributed $29,987, making District 211 one of the largest school district charitable contributors in the Chicago suburban area.
“While the level to which District 211 employees contribute is impressive, I believe the most rewarding aspect of this response is that it reflects the generosity and caring attitude of our employees towards those less fortunate in our communities,” said Director of Community Relations Thomas Petersen who coordinated the District’s campaign.
The Combined Charities Campaign is a coordinated workplace giving program organized to offer employees hundreds of state-recognized non-profit agencies to choose from when making charitable contributions. Included among those agencies District 211 employees contributed to were Independent Charities of America, America’s Charities,Special Olympics, District 211 Foundation, Palatine Family Crisis Fund, as well as the United Way, to which District 211 employees have contributed more than $1 million over the past 30-plus years.
The following individuals assisted in coordinating District 211’s fundraising efforts: Palatine High School Assistant Principal Michael Alther, William Fremd High School Dean of Students Daniel Davis, James B. Conant High School Assistant Principal Michael Plaza, Schaumburg High School Assistant Principal Kendall Griffin, Hoffman Estates High School Assistant Principal William Wallace, Academy-North Program Administrator Colleen Little, Academy-South Program Administrator Jodee Culberson; Director of Transportation Ray Gawron; and Publication Assistant Becky Rolph.