Get Involved

Responsibilities of Trustees include:

  • Attend all meetings necessary for the effective functioning of the Foundation. Board meetings generally are held monthly Committee meetings are scheduled at the convenience of members.

  • Cultivate and solicit prospects for charitable giving within the mission and goals established by the Board of Trustees. Ask others to give!

  • Accept positions of responsibility in the work of the Foundation. The Board of Trustees will have responsibility for chairing the different committees set up to attract charitable giving.

  • Contribute meaningfully to the business at hand.

  • Use personal or professional knowledge in support of Foundation programs and to advise the chairman on such matters where specialized knowledge is pertinent.

  • Serve actively as ambassadors of good will for the Foundation and carry the Foundation message to groups and individuals.

  • Assist in the enlistment of volunteer leadership necessary to carry out the work of the Foundation.

  • Assist in the evaluation and coordination of projects and programs of the Foundation.

  • Act as a “community sounding board” for problems which could positively or negatively effect the Foundation.

  • Model exemplary giving in time, energy and resources.

  • Ask others to give.

The Foundation for Excellence is grateful for your interest and support. Trustee positions are mathematically set, and filled as needed to maintain a quorum per Foundation By-Laws. Applying for a Trustee position does not guarantee selection. The Foundation also maintains a non-voting Advisory Board. Applicants not chosen to fill Trustee seats may be asked to serve on the Foundation’s Advisory Board instead.

 Volunteer for an Event

Not interested in making the commitment of being a Trustee, but still want to be involved? The Foundation for Excellence welcomes volunteers to assist in planning and promoting its fundraising and programming efforts. Individuals interested in volunteering should contact Kelly Larson at 815.577.4582 or

Assistance is needed in many areas including

  • Mailings

  • Data entry

  • Soliciting goods and services for the auction

  • Picking-up auction items from donors

  • Arranging auction item displays and basket

 Make a Donation

Donate Now

Gifts of cash usually take the form of cash, money orders or checks made payable to the Foundation for Excellence. Please mail your contribution to: 

Plainfield School District
Foundation for Excellence
15732 Howard Street
Plainfield, IL 60544

The Foundation for Excellence appreciates the support of our generous community.