Indian Prairie Educational Foundation

About the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation

The Indian Prairie Educational Foundation has been partnering with Indian Prairie School District 204, since 1988 with a mission of enriching education for students by supporting their academic, artistic, emotional and physical needs. The foundation believes in a vision where students achieve academic success through out-of-the-box thinking, unique opportunities and exposure to inspiring possibilities; where staff are able to develop their full teaching potential; and where the community works together in support of our school district.

IPEF funds the district’s Annual Fine Arts Festival, Young Hearts for Life, as well as the district robotics program. The foundation also funds multiple at-risk initiatives including the Kid Essentials program which provides support for the large number of homeless and at-risk students within District 204. Social and emotional support is provided to high school and middle school at-risk students through the Back on Track program and Valley Runway makes it possible for all students to attend prom.

One of the key funding sources since 2014 has been Team IPEF. The team members, who include staff, parents, alumni and community members, participate in the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon and 5K. Together, team members have raised nearly $886,000 in the past six years to help enrich education for 33 Indian Prairie School District 204 schools and the STEPS program. Next year’s race will take place on Sunday, October 18, 2020.

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