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Who, What and Why

The Glendale - River Hills School District Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer organization made up of the District's friends and supporters. We raise and distribute charitable contributions from a variety of sources to enhance the educational experience of the students we serve. Contributions support educational initiatives at Parkway Elementary School and Glen Hills Middle School. Each year, we raise money through a variety of initiatives including:

  • Spring Fling
  • Annual Campaign
  • Run for the Hills/A Walk in the Park

Why are we Needed

Rising costs and tightening budgets are making it increasingly difficult for our schools to operate on public funding alone. The Foundation is committed to maintaining and building on our schools' tradition of educational excellence.Supporting education, our children, our community

A quality education helps put our children on the path to becoming successful, well-rounded adults. A quality public school system is a critical part of a vibrant, dynamic social, cultural, and business environment in our community. We support initiatives that improve the educational opportunities and academic performance of the students that are not currently being addressed through other means. We currently are particularly interested in supporting technology-based educational initiatives to help our children succeed in a rapidly changing world. For example, the Foundation led the effort to upgrade and redesign the Science Laboratory, the Piano Lab, and an innovative Technology Academy for our teachers.

Funding educational initiatives

Requests for funding are co-sponsored by District teachers and administrators to ensure that the proposed initiatives complement existing educational efforts, and are not duplicating other efforts. All requests are carefully screened by the Foundation's Grant Allocation Committee to ensure that they are consistent with our goals.

Support is not directed to functions normally supported by tax dollars; rather, the emphasis is on funding worthwhile, self-sustaining activities that fall outside of public sector funding. Rising costs and tightening budgets are making it increasingly difficult for our schools to operate on public funding alone. The Foundation is committed to maintaining and building on our schools' tradition of educational excellence.

Trustees and Partners

Officers & Trustees At Large:
Steven Koritzinsky, Treasurer & Chair - Grant Allocation Committee
Janice Bushe
Andrea Desrude
Laura Emir
Angie Ferris
Rob Fischer
Carolyn Grove
Cathy Krug
Katie Nelson
Lisa Ploszaj
Stacy Sandee

School Board & District RepresentativesLarry Smalley
Erin Norris
Mary Pham

Corporate Sponsors:
Brass Bell
David Hobbs Honda
Dillett Mechanical Service
Eggers Imprints
Gillitizer Electric Services, Inc. 
Glendale Heights Day Care
Go Riteway Transportation Group

*Mission

The mission of the Glendale - River Hills School District Foundation is toacquire financial and other resources to support the School Districtthrough programs and projects that enrich diverse educationalexperiences and opportunities for students.

*Contact Us

If you would like more information on making a contribution or volunteering, contact us at any of the following:

Email: foundation@glendale.k12.wi.us
Call: 414-351-7175 ext. 2130
Mail: Glendale - River Hills School District Foundation
2600 West Mill Road
Glendale, WI  53209

*When We Meet

All meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month in the Glen Hills Middle School library.