About Us: Meet the Yorkville Educational Foundation

Our Mission: Inspiring excellence, celebrating achievement & nurturing potential

The Yorkville Educational Foundation (YEF) creates programs that cultivate partnerships, enrich learning, promote excellence in teaching and recognize achievements: We provide fiscal sponsorship and fundraising support to enhance educational opportunities that empower our children to become critical thinkers, analytical problem solvers, and strong communicators.

The Yorkville Educational Foundation is designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization. Our Tax ID is #47-5599052.

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Yorkville Educational Foundation Brief

The Yorkville Educational Foundation (YEF) is a registered 501(c)(3) Illinois nonprofit organization. It was founded on July 21, 2015. A diverse group of community leaders was chosen as the the inaugural board of directors that has established the operational basis and initial funding for the YEF.
We are 14 volunteer directors who dedicate their time and experience to establish a functioning and sustainable foundation. We are your neighbors. We are parents of past, current and future students. We are educators. We are business stakeholders. We are community leaders. In short, we are a representation of Yorkville. We are you.
We believe in the dreams of our children and the ability of our community to empower them. Together, we invest in the future of our children to provide the necessary support to help dreams become reality.

We foster partnerships between local businesses, community and schools. We promote a collaborative structure to develop new resources for our students and teachers and take action to build and grow a strong educational support system in Yorkville.

Our ability to support our students and teachers depends on your financial contributions just as much as we depend on your and participation in fundraising and communications.

Check out our open volunteering positions, as well as the ways how you can donate.

Yorkville Educational Foundation Goals

Encourage and support excellence in teaching
Recognize excellence in student effort and achievement
Enrich teaching and learning opportunities for students
Create an endowment

Meet the Board of Directors

Alicia Lingane
Alicia LinganePresident
Alicia also serves on the Bylaws and Communications Committees. Click to learn more.
Lea Ann Skogsberg
Lea Ann SkogsbergVice President
Lea Ann is Vice President of the YEF and Campaigns Chair. Click on the image to learn more.
Eric Paetzel
Eric PaetzelTreasurer
Eric is Treasurer of the YEF and Finance & Scholarship Chair. Click on the image to learn more.
Kristine Black
Kristine BlackSecretary
Kristine is the Secretary of the Yorkville Educational Foundation. Click on the image to learn more.
Kelly Diederich
Kelly DiederichDirector
Kelly serves on the Communications and Campaigns Committees. Click on the image to learn more.
Elizabeth Fegan
Elizabeth FeganDirector
Elizabeth joined the Board in August 2017. Click on the image to learn more.
Steve Fisher
Steve FisherDirector
Steve serves on the Campaigns Committee.
Alma Hundiak
Alma HundiakDirector
Alma serves on the Finance Committee. Click on the image to learn more.
Christopher Kornsey
Christopher KornseyDirector
Christopher serves on the Bylaws and Campaigns Committee. Click on the image to learn more.
Christopher Roe
Christopher RoePast President
Christopher is the Immediate Past President of the YEF and on the By-Laws and Policy Chair. Click on the image to learn more.
Doug Williams
Doug WilliamsDirector
Doug joined the Board in August 2017. Click on the image to learn more.