"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 $500,000 in grants to District 200 teachers for innovative projects and activities.

D200 Ed Foundation Meet and Greet

Event Date: August 6th, 2018

Location - Public House of Woodstock

Interested in making a difference in your community?

Want to be part of an active organization that makes a difference in our schools?

The D200 Education Foundation is looking to fill a couple of spots on our board of directors and also for those that are interested in being helping out with our Groundhog Event in February.

We will be hosting a meet and greet on Monday, August 6th from 6:30 - 7:30 PM with our regular meeting to follow at the Public House of Woodstock.

Come talk with one of our current board members and see what becoming part of our board involves or sign up to help out with our annual Groundhog Dinner/Fundraiser in February at the Woodstock Harley-Davidson.

Appetizers will be served. Public House of Woodstock has been chosen as the 2019 Groundhog Dinner and Auction caterer for the event.


The Sue​ ​Palmore​ ​Award​ ​of​ ​Excellence​ honors an individual for his/her commitment and contributions to excellence in education in Woodstock Community Unit School District 200.

The District 200 Education Foundation is proud to announce that the recipient of the 2018 Sue Palmore Award of Excellence is Ron Bendis. Read more.......

Please feel welcome to contact Billie Cornell with any questions you may have about the Foundation or to offer your support. Billie can be reached at president@d200edfoundation.org or 815-354-6719.

Many Woodstock residents explain our hometown to people they meet with a question.  “Have you ever seen the movie “Groundhog Day”?  The film, of course, was shot in Woodstock in 1992.  What you may not know is that Columbia Pictures and the producers of the film made a donation that resulted in the formation of the District 200 Education Foundation.
The film group donated hundreds of props and valuable items used in and on the film to District 200.  A group of citizens formed the District 200 Education Foundation, and auctioned the donated items resulting in a nest egg that has been used to fund programs to benefit thousands of our students for more than 25 years.
The Foundation, operated by a volunteer board of trustees, organizes events and fundraisers to help add to the initial funds and continue the process of supporting school programs.  Each year the Foundation holds a major fundraiser on or around Groundhog Day, and in fall distributes funds to support projects as requested by District 200 staff members.  Annually we provide about $30,000 in what we call “Impact Grants” to support in whole or in part approximately 75 programs.