East Prairie School Educational Foundation

Enriching learning while creating memories for all East Prairie School Students, Families, Staff and Community

Congratulations Alex Broihier!

Welcome New EPS Foundation Members!

Lisa LaPata, Chair, Projects

Robert Glickman and Richard Evonitz, Co-Chairs, Plotkin Scholarship Fundraising & Investment Oversight

Kirsten Pasia, Foundation Trustee

and to our elected 2022-2023 EPS Educational Foundation Board of Trustees and Officers

The Foundation at a Glance - since 1997

  • 204 Grants Awarded

  • $251,193 Total Amount Awarded

  • $12,000 Average Awarded Annually

About the Foundation

  • Established in 1997

    • All volunteer - Meet the Current Foundation Board of Trustees

    • Non-profit, 501(c)(3) registered charitable organization

    • Contributions are tax deductible

    • All funding is raised through our fundraisers and donations

  • Funds programs that complement the EPS curriculum not normally within the school budget supporting:

    • Student Development

    • Staff Excellence and Creativity

    • School / Community Partnership

  • Strives to supplement traditional educational funding and ensure that quality education is available for children in the community.

  • Interested in knowing more? See our Meeting Schedule and Minutes

Our Mission

Acquire and distribute resources to East Prairie School District 73 to enhance, enrich or supplement learning opportunities for its students, staff and community.


Our Goal

Enriching learning while creating memories that last forever for all EPS Students, Families, Staff and Community.

How We Do It

We fund specific requests through Grants to the school and award a scholarship each year through the Plotkin Scholarship Fund.

These additional educational opportunities make a difference between a very good school system and an excellent one!

Help Make a Difference for EPS Students

All funding is raised through our fundraisers and donations

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Donations can be made by cash or check through the school office or online through our PayPal Giving Fund accounts.
Purchase a personalized brick for in front of the school!

WHERE WILL YOUR MONEY GO?

Grants awarded to date include Annual Programs supporting current curriculum, Specialty Programs, Classroom Equipment, Field Trips, and more.

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Annual Programs

Science, History, Reading/Writing, and Art/Music Programs including Magnet Makers, Young Authors, and History Bee

"Thank you for sponsoring our Dig-It! We worked like real geologists when we panned for gemstones in the sand!"

"Thank you for the Lewis and Clark grant. We all learned a lot. All of us liked the video. I liked the beef jerky."

"I want to thank you for letting the scientist come to our room and let her show us so many cool projects like when we put on these 3-D glasses and got to see the rainbow colors all around!"

"Thank you, so very much, for our hardcover Young Author books. They make all the difference in the big writing project, and really give the students a bigger sense of accomplishment. Whenever the books are delivered to the classroom, the students are always overwhelmed with excitement. The enthusiasm for writing on this project is unreal."

Specialty Programs

Debate, FUTURES Unlimited, Dance Choreography, Fishing, Anti-Bullying BMX Assembly, and the NED Show Yo-Yos

"Thank you for affording us the opportunity to have a professional actress come in to teach our students improv. They had a wonderful time and learned a lot of great techniques!"

Classroom Equipment

Digital cameras, piano, microphones, projectors, weather station and playground

"Thank you for purchasing BookFlix. It is a great resource for our classrooms."

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Field Trips and Buses

White Pines, Emily Oaks, Holocaust Museum, and Chicago Architecture Tour

"Going to the show was an experience that I will be remembering forever. Thank you for sending us on a great trip."

Outdoor Classroom

The Outdoor Classroom is near the main entrance to East Prairie School and includes seating and grass areas plus a slate board for use in classroom instruction.

"The outdoor classroom is awesome! We look forward to being outside in such a great area for learning! Thank you!

Grant Request Form and Process