"Making Things Happen That Ordinarily Would Not"
The District 200 Education Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organization which was formed in 1993 to enhance and enrich the educational programs offered to students in District 200’s twelve schools. With the motto of “Making Things Happen That Ordinarily Would Not”, the Foundation plans activities and attracts donations to fund programs and services that are not covered by the regular school district budget. Since 1994, the organization has awarded more than $405,000 in grants to District 200 teachers for innovative projects and activities.
History of the D200 Education Foundation
Why Groundhog Day? The D200 Education Foundation was first organized using funds from auctioning props donated by Columbia Pictures from the movie "Groundhog Day" that was filmed in Woodstock in 1992. The foundation has since raised funds yearly through the "Lights, Camera, Auction" event and other private donations.