2012 News Release

posted: 12/11/2012 3:04 PM

Student artwork lends personal touch to notecard fundraiser

Submitted by D300 Foundation

The artwork of talented Community Unit District 300 art students is now featured on all-occasion note cards in a special fundraiser for the D300 Foundation.

At just $15 a pack, the note cards are an ideal gift for loved ones and colleagues this holiday season. A pack contains 15 note cards, each specially designed by individual District 300 art students.

The District 300 Foundation for Educational Excellence presents the winning artists:

• Jacobs High School: Michael Abboreno created "Barn at Sunrise"; Jack Beatty created "Untitled"; Jessica Dus created "Orange Lilies": Wes Harrison created "Dunce"; Emily Maxwell created "Untitled"; Jenn Rood created "Untitled"; Alana Rung created "Thermometers."

• Dundee-Crown High School: Carlin Faulkner created "Can't Go Wrong With Red Shoes" and "Stack Your Life Safely"; Stephen Gilbert created "Raku Fired Wheel Thrown Vases"; Diocelina Vazquez created "Botanical."

• Hampshire High School: Alec Mabini created "Pears"; Lexy Meyer created "Cat" and "Untitled"; James Sim created "ATC."

To see some of the students' designs, visit www.d300foundation.org.

Place your order now by contacting D300 Foundation assistant Mary Gross at (847) 551-8475 or mary.gross@d300.org, or download and fill out the order form at www.d300foundation.org.

Order forms should be mailed to the foundation at the address listed above.

District 300 staff members may send in order forms by interoffice mail to the foundation's attention at the Administration Center.

Orders will be available for pickup either at the customer's school office or at the D300 Administration Center reception desk during business hours, as specified by the customer when ordering. The Administration Center is at 300 Cleveland Ave. in Carpentersville.

Foundation Trustees Diane Magerko and Patti Douglas worked with District 300 art educators and their students to select artwork for the Foundation Note Card Sale. This committee worked with Rohrer Graphics in Elmhurst to make this project possible.

The note cards fundraiser will benefit the foundation's grant program, in which District 300 educators apply for and are awarded grants to fund educational projects in D300 schools. The D300 Foundation's mission is to enhance and extend learning opportunities in all D300 schools. Since its inception in 2002, the D300 Foundation has awarded local education grants -- all made possible through corporate partnerships, private donations and special fundraisers.

For information about how you can partner with the D300 Foundation and to view some of the project grants we have funded, visit the website atwww.d300foundation.org.

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