P.O. Box 262 • Barrington, IL 60011

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Financial Highlights
Fiscal Year 2011 - 2012 
Foundation Income
We receive donations from generous people who contribute by attending our special events (Music Fest, Golf Outing) and/or responding to our appeals (Spring Major Project Announcement mailing, End of Year Letter).
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Foundation Disbursements
The Foundation expenditures for the 2011 -12 project year were allocated as follows.  A description of the projects follows the graph.
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Foundation Tax Return 
Our tax return is available for inspection by request.  Please email the Foundation Treasurer at
Project Descriptions
Listed below is a brief summary of the projects funded by the Educational Foundation in 2011 - 2012.  For more information, please click on the grant award categories on our website: Major Projects, PIE Grants, and Helping Hand Grants. 

Major Projects

Project Lead the Way:  Supplies and equipment for a fourth course in the nationally recognized pre-engineering program, Civil Engineering and Architecture.

BHS TV:  Additional camera equipment to allow students greater flexibility when filming.

Barrington Middle School Interactive Document CamerasInteractive cameras, together with existing classroom Smart Boards, can visually and actively engage students in a large group setting.  The interactive camera can project and record any image for all to see clearly.  For example, teachers can focus the interactive camera on any document, such as a page of literature, and visually demonstrate how to actively notate the text. The teacher’s notations are projected onto the Smart Board in real time so that all students may easily view the work.

Elementary Art Portfolio Cameras:  Digital cameras provide the ability to incorporate photography as another vehicle of expression within the art program at all elementary schools.


PIE Grants

Projects for Innovation and Enhancement Grants provide the opportunity to develop and implement projects that teachers and staff believe will benefit students.  The grants are awarded each spring, up to $1,500, to ambitious teachers who submit proposals for innovative projects.

Helping Hand Grants
Helping Hands Grants award up to $500 per award (one time only) to provide teachers and staff with practical supplies and delivery of instructional projects when no other funding source is available. 


Community Speaker

An annual event open to all community members, which features an author/speaker who addresses issues relevant to the parents of Barrington 220.  This program is brought to the community in partnership with the PTO Presidents’ Council. The 2012 event featured Linda Lantieri, a Fulbright Scholar, and internationally known expert in social and emotional learning and conflict resolution.  She serves as Director of The Inner Resilience Program, co-founder of the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP) and is one of the founding board members of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).

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Memorial Grants

Jenni Luby Grant  Family and friends established this ten year grant in 2006, in memory of longtime district employee Jenni Luby.  It was funded with a restricted donation designed to help staff develop and expand their teaching skills.

Robin Waterman Fund  Family and friends of Robin Waterman dedicated their donations to serving underprivileged students.