Our Mission

Enhancing the Education of
Every Student in Every School, Every Day

The mission of the Spirit of 67 Foundation is to raise funds and acquire resources to enrich and enhance the educational and cultural experiences of students, faculty,
parents and staff of Lake Forest School District 67 in ways that might not otherwise be provided.



Grant Application Deadline 
January 28, 2021, by 3pm

Grant Day
April 21, 2021







Spirit Speaker Series

We are excited to support ongoing Speaker Series events for our community.

Highlighted Events:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 - Robert Putnam, Ph.D. & Shaylyn Romney Garrett:  The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again (click to register)

  • Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 - John Palfrey, Jr.:  The Connected Parent: An Expert Guide to Parenting in a Digital World (click to register)

  • Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 - Nancy Burgoyne, Ph.D. & Maru Torres-Gregory, JD, Ph.D., LMFT (click to register)


The Annual Crosstown Challenge is on!

Where does your school stand?

Check if you are on the list!


COVID-19 Off Cycle Grants In Action

The Spirit of 67 is proud to announce multiple off-cycle grants awarded to District 67 to help with learning in the time of COVID-19.

The Spirit is adapting to global change, while staying true to our mission of enhancing and enriching the education of District 67 students and teachers. Thanks to our generous donors, we are able to take action, strengthening the learning experiences of our students whether at home or in school. Below are some ways we are supporting our teachers and students this fall:
iPad Stands
We provided our teachers, both hybrid and AVA, with iPad stands for their school or home classroom allowing them flexibility to easily adjust their iPad between videoing themselves and displaying items for student instruction.
Beecaster Tabletop Microphones
These portable microphones will provide AVA and Remote Special Teachers with a boost in sound quality and audio output where needed ensuring all students receive clear, easily heard instruction.
Magnetic Letter Sets and Trays
Each K-2 Hybrid and AVA students will receive a complete alphabet set and magnetic tray to work on spelling, letter patterns, and word wall words during home activities and extra work with specialists. At the end of the school year, the sets will be returned to school, sanitized and re-used the following school year.
Art Supply Kits
Through a partnership with the District, we are helping fund art supply kits for every student in District 67, hybrid and AVA, to use at home during their remote art class. Spirit funded enhancements are grade-based and include items such as specialized sketch books, neon crayons, watercolor paints, oil pastels, charcoal sets, etc…

Physical Education Supply Kits
We are providing PE supply kits selected by the wellness teachers to all students, both hybrid and AVA, to assist with at home instruction. Depending on the grade, the kits will include a variety of items from balls to pedometers to beanbags and cones to facilitate District 67 students staying active and healthy.