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 $33,990, 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,” expressed Director of Community Relations Tom Petersen, who coordinated the District’s campaign.
The Combined Charities Campaign is a coordinated workplace giving program organized to offer employees a selection of hundreds of state-recognized non-profit agencies to choose when making charitable contributions. Included among those agencies to which District 211 employees contributed were the Conant Cougars in Need, Palatine Family Crisis Center, Excel Beyond 211, Special Olympics Illinois, PHS Ray Mills Fund, and the District 211 Foundation, 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 charitable fundraising efforts: Palatine High School Assistant Principal Mike Alther, William Fremd High School Dean of Students Colene Brockman, James B. Conant High School Assistant Principal Talbott Behnken, Schaumburg High School Assistant Principal Dan Lanser, Hoffman Estates High School Assistant Principal Luis Arroyo, Academy-North Program Administrator Francesca Anderson, Academy-South Program Administrator Amy Friel, Director of Transportation Ray Gawron, and Publications Assistant Becky Rolph.