Success Funds

  • Funds allowing for the advancement of education in specific areas of the curriculum can be established through the District 214 Education Foundation. These funds can be endowed and create significant opportunities for greater success for our students across the District. Contact Erin Holmes, or (847) 718-7688 for more information. 

    The Cardinal Fund

    Through The Cardinal Fund, the District 214 Education Foundation will cover costs critical to student futures: Advanced Placement tests that can position students for greater success and reduce the price of a post secondary education; career credentials in areas like healthcare, manufacturing and IT that ensure students are poised for success.

    District 214 Arts Fund

    Over the years, District 214 has been known to represent the fine and performing arts with distinction -- Alumni carving out names for themselves as accomplished actors, performers, vocalists, musicians, painters, sculptors, screenwriters, authors and more using skills honed in District 214 classrooms. We are now preparing the next generation.

    This fund supports career exploration and success in the fine and performing arts for our students. The fund will have the power to afford opportunities to our students that they may not otherwise have to due to the limited means allocated for Arts Education and career exploration in the arts’ industry.

    Lisa DelMuro Nanotechnology Legacy Fund

    This fund supports continued innovation and learning in the field of nanotechnology at Wheeling High School. The fund is named in honor of the late Lisa DelMuro, the innovative and beloved teacher who helped create Wheeling's nanotechnology lab -- the first of its kind in a public high school -- and developed corresponding curriculum to ensure student success. Lisa's legacy lives on in her students and in the laboratory, and in every success of every graduate who goes on to pursue a related career. This fund supports equipment purchases and repairs and other needs that contribute to the overall success of the nanotechnology program and curriculum.

    Serafin Fund for Adult Education and Family Literacy

    Rhonda Serafin empowered thousands of learners over the course of her more than three decades with District 214 Community Education, working diligently and tirelessly to improve the lives and educational opportunities for adults in our communities and providing entire families the promise of a brighter future.

    In honor of her June 2018 retirement, the Foundation announced the Serafin Fund for Adult Education and Family Literacy, dedicated to the continued enhancement of opportunities and services that have educated generations under her leadership. The fund will cover areas including Read to Learn and the Catherine M. Lee Women's and Children's Center, with an eye on providing additional resources and success to enthusiastic learners where the need is greatest.

    $30K for 30th Reunion: WHS Class of 1989

    This endowment, launched by members of Wheeling's Class of '89, will support Wheeling High School students by funding Advanced Placement testing costs and co-curricular expenses for students who need additional assistance. Class members hope to raise $30,000 by their 2019 reunion. An endowment of this size will provide approximately $1,500 each year that can be used to help support Wheeling students for perpetuity.