District One Foundation

District One Foundation

for Quality Education

Carrollton, IL 62016


Fax: 217-942-9259


Dedicated to enhancing educational opportunities

for all students in the

Carrollton Community Unit School District, Carrollton Illinois

Who We Are

The District One Foundation was chartered in 1994. It is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit foundation chartered by the State of Illinois. The DO is a Section 501c (3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible under section 4942 of the Internal Revenue Service code. The Federal Employer ID number is 37-1314937.

Funds are raised through donations, grants, memorial bequests and various other charitable activities. The Trustees welcome your time and help with DOF sponsored projects and any contributions or gifts.

Our Goals

The foundation is dedicated to enhancing the educational opportunities for all students in the Carrollton school district. The Trustees plan to continue to promote and support the academic programs of the school district and to sponsor additional scholarships for deserving graduates.

What We Have Done

  • Funded a farm safety program through the Clyde Hembrough Charitable Trust for Greenfield and Carrollton Vocational Agricultural students.
  • Established an elementary K-4 Early Bird tutoring program.
  • Procured a grant from Pfizer for the high school science program.
  • Acquired funding to purchase science equipment to study genetics, to make classroom science kits and provide materials for Special Education classrooms.
  • Assisted with tuition grants to seniors who participated in special career training at Lewis and Clark Community College.
  • Assisted with tuition grants to students enrolled in educational summer camps.
  • Supported Carrollton Teachers with DOF Enhancement Grants.

What We Are Currently Doing

  • Funding scholarships to seniors graduating from Carrollton High School, ranging from one scholarship totaling $1,000 in 1994 to 68 scholarships totaling $50,630 in 2017. Since 1994, DOF has funded scholarships totaling $576,792.
  • Sponsoring summer STEM camps as well as educational summer camps for elementary students from Carrollton, St. John’s-Carrollton and Greenfield (for the fourteenth year) funded in part with support from the Clyde Hembrough Charitable Trust.
  • Sponsoring the Weekend Food Program which distributes take-home meals to students each Friday. Currently 55 students benefit from this program.

How to Contribute

Anyone interested in establishing a scholarship may contact one of the trustees or call the Superintendent’s office at 217-942-5314. The Foundation’s committee for scholarship selection is available to assist individuals and organizations in selecting scholarship recipients. All awards are made without regard to age, disability, race, sex, creed or nationality.

Anyone interested in making a contribution to the Foundation may fill out the attached form and send it to the address at the top of this page.

Our Current Donors

Becky Adcock Memorial

Bill & Becky Bandy Memorial

Jerry Carmody Memorial

Melvin Carter Wheeler/ CHS Class of 1967 Memorial

Carrollton HS - 50 Year Class

Carrollton Lions Club

CHS, Inc.

Emma Lou Carter Memorial

District One Foundation

Stanley Frech Memorial Trust

Mary E. Harland Scholarship

Hawk Pride Scholarship

Hires Family Scholarship

Thomas W. Hough Scholarship

Hough Family Scholarship

Alfred H. and Ruth Johnson Memorial

Mike Kiger Memorial Scholarship

Elby & Bonnie King Memorial Scholarship

Dr. William D. Lewellen Memorial Scholarship

Dick Mehrhoff Scholarship

Guy and June Petty Memorial

Pohlman Family Scholarship

Donna Reichmann Scholarship

Scott Jeffrey Shafer Memorial Scholarship

Ronald E. Steinacher Music Education Scholarship

Nina Weber Memorial Scholarship

Our Trustees

Officers and trustees serve on a voluntary basis. All funds are used to benefit students.

Dr. Kerry Cox, Superintendent Lisa Meisenheimer
Diane DeShasier Gordon Rahe
Leona Freand, Treasurer Amy Struble
Larry Gillingham, Secretary Anne Sturgeon
Andrea Harr Bob Walker, Chairman
Rich Hires, Vice Chairman Tammy Weber
Suzanne Hough Cindy Willenburg
Travis Klingler Lynette Williams
Linda Lake

2017 Scholarship Recipients

Jayce Arnett Christien Pond
Cameron Blair Wade Prough
Liz Bland Carley Pyatt
Alyssa Cox Hannah Robinson
Emma Curtner Lane Schnettgoecke
Emily Davis Eric Shofield
Abigail Gilmore Brendan Settles
Anja Goetten Jerrett Smith
Lauren Gray Jacob Stendeback
Lynzee Kraushaar Emily Struble
Justin Kutter Brant Varble
Brad Lake Macy Wade
Lindsey Lake Jeremy Watson
Kaylea Moss Hannah White
Grant Mullink

Scholarship Grants

1994 - $ 1,000

1995 - $ 1,250

1996 - $ 7,250

1997 - $10,250

1998 - $10,250

1999 - $10,250

2000 - $15,100

2001 - $19,355

2002 - $17,455

2003 - $26,750

2004 - $26,650

2005 - $25,437

2006 - $26,105

2007 - $27,832

2008 - $27,534

2009 - $29,570

2010 - $34,491

2011 - $37,078

2012 - $36,700

2013 - $32,310

2014 - $30,843

2015 - $36,050

2016 - $37,085

2017 - $50,630


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