The District One Foundation was chartered in 1994. It is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit foundation chartered by the State of Illinois, dedicated to enhancing the educational opportunities for all students of the school district. District One Foundation is a Section 501c(3) organization and all contributions are tax-deductible under section 4942 of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
The foundation is dedicated to enhancing the educational opportunities for all students in the school district. The Trustees plan to continue to promote and support the academic programs of the school district and to sponsor additional scholarships for deserving graduates.
Anyone interested in establishing a scholarship may, without obligation, contact one of the trustees or call the Superintendent's office. The Foundation's committee for scholarship selection is available to assist individuals and organizations in selecting scholarship recipients. All awards are made without regard to age, disability, race, color, sex, creed or nationality.
Anyone interested in making a contribution to the Foundation may print out and complete the online donor form and send it to one of the trustees or to the office.
What We have Done
Funded a farm safety program through the Hembrough Trust for Greenfield & Carrollton Vocational Agricultural students.
Procured a grant from Pfizer for the high school science program.
Established an elementary K-4 Early Bird tutoring program.
Acquired funding to purchase science equipment to study genetics, to make classroom science kits and to provide materials for Special Education classrooms.
What We Are Currently Doing
DOF members are selling $10 Kroger gift cards. Additional money can be added to the cards at any time when visiting Kroger. A percentage of the sales goes to the annual DOF sponsored scholarship.
Funding scholarships to seniors graduation from Carrollton High School ranging from a total of $1,000 in 1994 to 47 scholarships totaling $36,700 in 2012.
Sponsoring summer science camps for elementary students from Carrollton, St. John's Carrollton and Greenfield for the tenth year, funded in part, with support from Clyde Hembrough Charitable Trust.
Annually supporting Carrollton teachers with enhancement grants for classroom resources.
In January, a few trustees met with CHS seniors for a "DOF Scholarship Presentation". Scholarship applications have been distributed and in the upcoming months, applications will be collected and evaluated. Scholarship winners will be announced at graduation.
The annual Teacher's Enhancement Grant has been offered to CCUSD #1 teachers. The committee will select two teachers to receive this grant to enrich their students/classrooms.
DOF is selling their amazing raffle tickets again with the proceeds funding a scholarship for one lucky senior.
Our Current Donors
These scholarships provide opportunities to our graduates that would not be possible without the generosity of our donors. Our sincere appreciation goes out to the following who support our scholarship recipients.
Becky Adcock Memorial
Hazel Allen Memorial
Bill Bandy Memorial
Stan Brannan Memorial
Jerry Carmody Memorial
Carrollton Alumni Association
Carrollton Class of 1967 Memorial
Carrollton High School 50 Year Class
Carrollton Lions Club
Dr. Wm D. Lewellen Scholarship
Elby & Bonnie King Scholarship
EmmaLou Carter Memorial
District One Foundation
Stanley Frech Memorial Trust
Helen Weller Groves Memorial
Mary E. Harland Scholarships
Hawk Pride Scholarship
Hillis Family Scholarship
Hires Family Scholarship
Illinois Valley/Carrollton Farmers Elevator Scholarship
Thomas W. Hough Scholarship
Alfred H. and Ruth Johnson Memorial
David C. Mattis Memorial
Arch and Irene Mehroff Memorial
Guy and June Petty Memorial
Donna Riechmann Scholarship
Judge Thomas G. Roady, Jr. Memorial
Dr. A.D. and Gudrun Wilson Memorial
Oleta Saupe Scholarship
Scott Jeffrey Shafer Memorial Scholarship
Officers and trustees serve on a voluntary basis, therefore all funds are used to benefit students.
Larry Gillingham, Secretary
Leona Freand, Treasurer
Charles Helton, Jr.
Rick Hires, Vice-Chairman
Thomas W. Hough
Dr. Beth Pressler
Bob Walker, Chairman
District One Foundation 950 A South Third Street Carrollton, IL 62016