Effingham Unit 40


Education Foundation


"Lighting the Way to the FUTURE!


Welcome to the Effingham Education Foundation's web site!  Please add us to your favorites, find us on Facebook and make sure to pass us along to everyone you know who has a heart for Effingham Unit 40!


Smiles for Schools!


 Thank you Schumacher Orthodontics for once again supporting our local schools through the Smiles for Schools program!

 Smiles for Schools


 Trick or Trivia

Coming on October 8!



Trick or Trivia



Don't miss this fun (and fundraising) night of team trivia and great auction items! TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Buy a table for 8 trivia players for $80 ( a bargain @ $10 per player!). https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trick-or-trivia-tickets-270784…


Watch our FB page for auction item previews!

Unit 40 Education Foundation on Facebook


2016 Unit 40 Education Foundation Scholarship Recipients


 2016 Scholarship Recipients

 Congratulations to the 38 recipients of this year's scholarships!  We are proud of your accomplishments and can't wait to see your successes in the future!  Check out our complete listing with photos from this year's Scholarship Reception on the Scholarship page. http://www.effinghameducationfoundation.com/Scholarships/107/a


If you would like to become a member of our generous group of scholarship donors or get more information about ways to support our Unit 40 students, please contact any Foundation Board Member or call the Unit 40 Board Office at 217-540-1500 to leave a message.

Smiles 4 Schools:

How Schumacher Orthodontics Gives Back!



 Thanks to Schumacher Orthodontics for its Continuing Support of the Unit 40 Education Foundation!



 Schumacher Orthodontics


Schumacher Orthodontics has once again shown its support of the mission of the Unit 40 Education Foundation. At the Feb. 5 basketball game, Dr. Schumacher

presented a check from his "Smiles for Schools" program.


Schumbacher Orthodontics




Breakfast with Santa is a Success!


Breakfast with Santa Thanks


A GREAT BIG THANKS goes out to those people and businesses that helped make the 2015 Breakfast with Santa a success…ESPECIALLY those patrons who were gracious and patient when the pancake griddle and the sausage grill both stopped working at the same time! We hope to see you next year!


Thanks to…
Siemer Milling Co.
Pinnacle Foods
Nuxoll Food Center
South Central FS
MBI Construction
The Depot, Neoga
Effingham Classroom Teachers’ Association
EHS Graphic Arts Classes and Charlie Schwerman
EHS Student Council & Julie Flack
EHS Art Club & Charlie Huber
EHS Dramatics & Shannon Hinkle
Effingham Community Unit 40


Unit 40 Education Foundation

Scholarship Winners Honored


 2016 Scholarship Recipients


The Unit 40 Education Foundation Scholarship Reception was held on May 4, 2016, preceding the EHS Awards Ceremony, to honor the 38 recipients of this year's Foundation Scholarships.  Check out our Scholarship page for details and pictures of all of our winners with many of our donors! (Coming soon!)

2015 Scholarship Winners


Drive 4 UR Community



Drive 4UR Community is Ford’s signature test drive fundraiser program. The initiative invites local schools and community organizations to partner with Ford dealerships. Together they plan a fundraising event where people can test drive Ford vehicles for a good cause. For every valid completed test drive, Ford will donate $20 to the Effingham Unit 40 Education Foundation—up to $6,000.


Drivers will come to the Effingham High School parking lot on Saturday, April 25, between 9 am and 2 pm.   Drivers who qualify will take a short test drive in a Ford with someone from Northside Ford.  Each driver can name the school that will receive credit for the drive.  If someone cannot drive on April 25, the driver can still participate during the week prior to the event by going to Northside Ford and taking a test-drive then.


Drivers must be at least 18 years of age and a licensed driver.  Only one driver from one mailing address will be allowed to participate.


EHS Student Council will provide games for children to participate in while their parents test-drive for their school! 


All funds generated by this event will be used to complete special projects in Unit 40 Schools.  Join the fun, and help us by Driving for Our Schools!


Who benefits from Unit 40 Foundation Scholarships?


Unit 40 Foundation Scholarships provide assistance to many EHS seniors pursing education and training in a wide spectrum of interests!


Check out this diverse list of Unit 40 Foundation Scholarship winners' majors from 2010 through 2014: 

Biology, Chemistry, Pre-medicine, Physical therapy, Occupational therapy, Nursing, Pharmacy, Medical technology, Physics, Geology , Speech pathology/Audiology, Kinesiology, Sports management, 0ptometry, English, English as a 2nd language, French/Spanish as a 2nd language, Spanish, Math education, Business administration, Healthcare administration, International business, Finance, Marketing/public relations, Human resources, Accounting, Actuarial science, Political science, Communications, Broadcast journalism, Agricultural business, Computer science, Information technology/Web design, Graphic design, Computer systems analyst, Fine arts/Game art & design, Music performance/Music education, Worship ministry, Interior design, Dental hygiene, Cosmetology, Welding, Diesel mechanics.


Foundation Honors Retiring Teachers and Principal at Homecoming Parade


 Foundation Board Members in Parade

 Dean Manuel

 Retiring teachers



Crossroads Bank Continues Scholarship Support


Crossroads Bank continues its support of the Unit 40 Education Foundation's Scholarship Program with its donation this year.  Presenting the check to Foundation President Laurie King is Crossroads Bank President and CEO Andy Grunloh.  Also pictured (L to R) are Foundation Board Member Craig Wise, Crossroads Bank Scholarship Coordinator Linda Jansen, and Foundation Board Member Brad Waldhoff.


2014 Crossroads Bank Donation



Consolidated Communications Donates $2,500


Consolidated Communications continues to support the Unit 40 Educational Foundation with a donation of $2500 that will help fulfill teacher grant requests accepted in April.

Presenting the check is Sarah Grieder of Consolidated Communications to Unit 40 Education Foundation President Laurie King.  Other Unit 40 Education Foundation members present include (from L to R) Todd Schuette (Unit 40 school representative), Gene Henderson, Chad Chojnicki, Bev Soltwedel, Grieder (Consolidatd Communications), King, Cynthia Wise, Russ Marvel, and Dave Price.


 Consolidated Communication Presentation



See Full Calendar
Oct 08 Doors open at 6; Trivia at 7   Trick or Trivia
Oct 10 5:30   Foundation Board Meeting
Nov 14 5:30   Foundation Board Meeting