Get Involved

We welcome volunteers!

Learn about the various opportunities for you to help plan events and build awareness for programs that the Foundation supports.
Strokes of Genius Grant Drive

This annual event raises much needed funds for the 203 Grants program.

The 203 Grants program provides funding for faculty- and staff-identified projects that enhance educational experiences in alignment with the school motto — "to commit minds to inquiry, hearts to compassion, and lives to the service of humanity." We seek innovative and impactful programs throughout District 203 supporting the arts, literature, health and wellness, media and theatre, science, technology, service learning, student clubs and faculty initiatives.

If you are interested in helping to plan this event, contact the Foundation directly at

Alumni Achievement Awards

New Trier launched the recognition program during the 2010-2011 school year to honor alumni who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, character, and values reflecting the New Trier motto — to commit minds to inquiry, hearts to compassion, and lives to the service of humanity.”

The 2021 recognition dinner has been tentatively rescheduled for Friday, March 11, 2022.

If you’d like to join the event committee, email the Foundation at

Board of Directors

Interested in serving on the Educational Foundation Board? For information about the Board's responsibilities and activities, contact the Executive Director at 

Marketing Committee

Do you have a special niche when it comes to communications – writing, social media, proof reading, editing, and event promotions? We could use your expertise to help get the message out into the community about the Educational Foundation. Please contact Marketing and Communications Manager Pon Angara.

Please consider how you can help New Trier. Fill out the form, text NTEFVolunteer to 41444, or contact the Foundation directly at (847) 784-7667.