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Every Thursday evening through August 18th, families can enjoy live music, food, crafts and drinks at Jammin in Jensen Park, an event proudly sponsored by the Highland Park Community Foundation.
Foundation Recognized as Community Partner in Education
(L to R: D113 Board Member Alena Laube, Nancy Mills and Betsy Brint, HPCF Board Members)
Early this year, the Highland Park Community Foundation was recognized by District 113 (D113) as a Community Partner in Education. 

"On behalf of the Highland Park Community Foundation, I'd like to thank both the [D113] Board of Education for giving us this honor and the [Highland Park] high school for their ongoing partnership," said Nancy Mills.  "We're so proud to be able to support these outstanding programs and truly appreciate this recognition."

The HPCF provides financial support to several meaningful programs geared primarily toward Latino and African American students. For HPHS students, the Foundation supports the Homework Club and the National Hispanic Institute Leadership Scholarship program. The Saturday Art Enrichment and the Sunday Soccer and Swim programs offer instruction to elementary and middle school students as well as education and support programs for their parents. Estudiante to Student is a mentoring program where high school leaders work with younger students to help prepare them for freshman year and develop their STEM skills. 
By supporting these thoughtfully planned, high quality programs, the Foundation achieves its mission of meeting the unmet needs of the community. Furthermore, we are proud that each program serves a dual purpose of educating and developing skills while also making participants and their families feel comfortable in the high school and a part of the community here.

Grants in Action

Braeside Teacher Recipient of the 2016 Golden Apple Award

L to R: Jean Meadows*, Cindy Rossman and Sara Sher*
(*HPCF Board Members)
Mrs. Cindy Rossman (K-1 Braeside) is this year’s final recipient of the Highland Park Community Foundation’s prestigious Golden Apple Award. Mrs. Rossman was surprised with a special all school assembly when she was presented with balloons, golden delicious apples, a golden apple statue, a $2000 check, and a $500 gift card to the Apple store.  Children, colleagues , administrators, parents, and retired educators attended the exciting assembly.

To read the entire article, click here.

What's New?

We are pleased to introduce our newest members to the Board of Directors.

Karen Reisin - Her longtime commitment to community service ties right in to the Foundation's mission. Ms. Reisin was born and raised in Glencoe, graduated from New Trier High School, then proceeded to study Marketing from Indiana University. After the birth of their first child in 1994, Reisin and her husband moved to Highland Park where they have remained for the past 22 years.

Her desire to help those in need motivated her to volunteer in her children's schools and for several social organizations.
To read more, click here.
Joe Reinstein - Not many Highland Parkers can claim their parents, grandparents, great grandparents and great-great grandparents lived in Highland Park, but Joe Reinstein can. Joe is a fifth generation Highland Parker, so joining the Board of the Highland Park Community Foundation, an organization Joe’s father Alan Reinstein helped found, was a natural. 
But Joe spent a bit of time in Washington DC before returning back to his hometown.
To read more, click here.

Photos from the 4th of July Parade

This year the Highland Park Community Foundation walked in the City's 4th of July Parade.  Needless to say, we were well represented!

HPCF Board of Director

Peter Flanzer*, 
Chairman, Nancy Mills*, Vice-Chair
David Reich*, Secretary, David Fairman*, Treasurer

Sofia Alvarez, Jack Blane, Betsy Brint, Charley Dobrusin, Steven Hirsh,
Cookie Anspach Kohn, Laurie A. Levin, Jean Meadows, Wally Nathan,
Joe Reinstein, Karen Reisin, Kimberly Saccaro, Virginia Schulte,
Donald Stewart, Cynthia Witten

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