Evanston Township High School Educational Foundation
Evanston Township High School continues to maintain its reputation as one of the finest public high schools in the country thanks to the vision of its leaders, the dedication of faculty and staff, and the generosity of alumni, parents, and other friends.
The Foundation’s supporters understand that excellence doesn't happen by accident: it requires a steady infusion of time, talent, and financial resources. Thanks to individual, corporate, and foundation gifts, the ETHS Foundation is able to raise and distribute funds to the high school in order to complement, enhance and enrich beyond the means of conventional public funding, opportunities that further the educational mission of Evanston Township High School.
"Alum Cycles 100 Miles for ETHS"
North Shore Century 2015
Almost every year since 2010 I’ve cycled in the Evanston Bicycle Club’s annual North Shore Century ride (Evanston, IL to Kenosha, WI to Evanston, IL) to raise funds for the Evanston Township High School Educational Foundation.
This year I will be once again ride 100 miles on Sunday September 20th to raise funds in support of the Foundation’s mission to raise and distribute funds to the high school in order to complement and enhance the school beyond conventional public funding.
Two Ways to Participate
1) Won’t you consider being a sponsor of my ride? It is a matter of visiting the ETHS Education Foundation site and making a donation online where it says “Donate Now” to make a tax deductible donation online. In the comments box, type in "Mark Shore bike ride".
I received a great education as a student at E.T.H.S and I am committed to helping this racially diverse school maintain its national reputation for excellence. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
As an ETHS graduate myself, I can’t help but want to share my pride in this great school. In 2010 the national Intel contest ranked ETHS as having one of the top three high school math programs in the country
2) If you would like to join me as a rider and raise funds for the foundation you may click here regarding registration information for the North Shore Century ride. There are 5 choices of mileage routes: 25 miles, 50 miles, 62 miles, 70 miles and 100 miles.
In raising funds please let your donors know they can go to the ETHS Educational Foundation page to make a tax deductible donation and type the rider's name and "bike ride" in the comments box.
Thanks in part to the Foundation’s generous donors, the school has been able to build a new student commons, a water reclamation system under its new synthetic turf football field, has furnished a special education adult transition house, has renovated a number of science labs, developed a manufacturing lab, renovated the planetarium to name a few of the many projects.
According to Bill Stafford, Chief Financial Officer at ETHS, "Because of state property tax restrictions the District is not able to spend as much as is needed on its capital infrastructure. This has necessitated the need to strategically raise funds privately to supplement tax dollars." "The whole purpose of the CIP program is to improve student achievement. We believe that ETHS can provide the ideal combination of foundation dollars, a strong institutional financial position, and strong leadership to make significant student achievement gains."
Thank you in advance for your support.
Tutor / Mentor Jam:
Sunday Aug 29, 2010. Doors open at 5pm. Show starts at 6pm.
5 bands, 1 comic, free food.
Tickets are $10 until Aug 10th. Ticket prices will then change to $15 and $20 at the door.
Tickets may be purchased online at the above link
We are currently seeking the following:
- Sponsors for the event: if interested click here
- Items for silent auction
- Help us spread the word of the event: To help us do that click here
Tutor/Mentor Connection is a non-profit student advocacy organization that operates in conjunction with "Cabrini Connections Tutor/Mentor Program" in the Cabrini Green neighborhood.
Such programs provide safe places where youth can connect with caring adult tutors, mentors, and career coaches who volunteer to help at-risk youth gain the academic and decision making edge that just might be the difference in a few years, when that child is deciding between a book and a gun.
In 2007 Mark Shore founded Hedge-Cycles (formerly Hedgies on Wheels). For people in all aspects of the alternative investment industry who like to cycle, network and to possibly form teams for various charity rides.
If you are in the alternative investment industry and like to cycle (all levels are invited) and you live in the Chicago area, please send an email to email@example.com
Lance Armstrong Foundation
Mark Shore is an avid long distance cyclist. Since 2004 he has participated in the Livestrong fundraising rides for the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF), www.laf.org. In 2006, while employed at Morgan Stanley, Mark organized Morgan Stanley cycling teams in each of the 5 cities that held the rides that year. The teams raised close to $30,000 for LAF. Mark was the only cyclist to ride the 100 mile routes in each of the five cities.
Shore Capital Management will keep the tradition going as Mark plans to participate in fundraising and participating in at least one Livestrong ride this year. In the past Mark has also participated in local long distance rides as part of the fundraising efforts for LAF such as the 150 mile, one day ride from Manhattan, NY to Montauk, NY
More details to follow shortly.