District One Foundation


Carrollton, IL 62016
Fax: 217-942-9259

Dedicated to enhancing educational opportunities for all students in the
Carrollton Community Unit School District

Who We Are

The District One Foundation was chartered in 1994. It is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit foundation chartered by the State of Illinois. The DOF is a Section 501c (3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible under section 4942 of the Internal Revenue Service code. The Federal Employer ID number is 37-1314937.

Funds are raised through donations, grants, memorial bequests and various other charitable activities. The Trustees welcome your time and help with DOF sponsored projects and any contributions or gifts.


Our Goals

The foundation is dedicated to enhancing the educational opportunities for all students in the Carrollton 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.


What We Have Done

  • Funded a farm safety program through the Clyde Hembrough Charitable Trust for Greenfield and Carrollton Vocational Agricultural students.
  • Established an elementary K-4 Early Bird tutoring program.
  • Procured a grant from Pfizer for the high school science program.
  • Acquired funding to purchase science equipment to study genetics, to make classroom science kits and provide materials for Special Education classrooms.
  • Assisted with tuition grants to seniors who participated in special career training at Lewis and Clark Community College.
  • Assisted with tuition grants to students enrolled in educational summer camps.
  • Supported Carrollton Teachers with DOF Enhancement Grants.

What We Are Currently Doing

  • Funding scholarships to seniors graduating from Carrollton High School, ranging from one scholarship totaling $1,000 in 1994 to 36 scholarships totaling $39,200 in 2023. Since 1994, DOF has funded scholarships totaling $799,949.
  • Sponsoring summer STEM camps as well as educational summer camps for elementary students from Carrollton, St. John’s-Carrollton and Greenfield (for the fourteenth year) funded in part with support from the Clyde Hembrough Charitable Trust.
  • Sponsoring the Weekend Food Program which distributes take-home meals to students each Friday. Currently 57 students benefit from this program.

How to Contribute

Anyone interested in establishing a scholarship may contact one of the trustees or call the Superintendent’s office at 217-942-5314. 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, sex, creed or nationality.

Anyone interested in making a contribution to the Foundation may fill out the attached form and send it to the address at the top of this page.

Our Current Donors

Bill & Becky Bandy Memorial
Melvin Carter Wheeler/ CHS Class of 1967 Memorial
Carrollton HS - 50 Year Class
Carrollton Lions Club
CHS, Inc.
Neil and Emma Lou Carter Memorial
District One Foundation
Stanley Frech Memorial Trust
Mary E. Harland Scholarship
Hawk Pride Scholarship
Hires Family Scholarship
Thomas W. Hough Scholarship
Hough Family Scholarship
Hough Family Trade Scholarship
Mike Kiger Memorial Scholarship
Elby & Bonnie King Memorial Scholarship
Dr. William D. Lewellen Memorial Scholarship
Richard and Florence Mehrhoff Scholarship
Guy and June Petty Memorial
Pohlman Family Scholarship
Donna Reichmann Scholarship
Kenny Steinacher Memorial Scholarship
David Stendeback Scholarship
Col. William Jr. and Jane Stendeback Memorial Scholarship
Nina Weber Memorial Scholarship
Eldred American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship
Eldred American Legion Scholarship
Tracey Schmidt Country Financial Scholarship
Sara Jane Tapp Goodman Memorial Scholarship 

Our Trustees

Officers and trustees serve on a voluntary basis. All funds are used to benefit students.

Melissa Carter Gordon Rahe
Tina Carter Kathy Schnettgoecke
Diane DeShasier Amy Struble
Leona Freand, Treasurer
Anne Sturgeon
Larry Gillingham, Secretary Bob Walker, Chairman
Mark Halwachs, Superintendent Jenny Walker
Suzanne Hough
Tammy Weber, Board Rep.
Travis Klingler 

2023 Scholarship Recipients

Julia Alexander
Bryson Baumgartner
Matt Beiermann
Morgan Blasa
Kaiden Brecken
Jaelynn Camden
Boden Flowers
Callie Flowers
Will Fraley
Caleb Gourley
Jenna Gray
Bobbie Heath
Paige Henson
Alexis Hopps
Ryan Kallal
Clay Merkle
Tyler Singleton
Billy Springman
Ella Stumpf
Chole Walker
Lauren Walker
Jacob Wheeler
Cara Whitlock

Scholarship Grants

1994 - $ 1,000
1995 - $ 1,250
1996 - $ 7,250
1997 - $10,250
1998 - $10,250
1999 - $10,250
2000 - $15,100
2001 - $19,355
2002 - $17,455
2003 - $26,750
2004 - $26,650
2005 - $25,437
2006 - $26,105
2007 - $27,832
2008 - $27,534
2009 - $29,570
2010 - $34,491
2011 - $37,078
2012 - $36,700
2013 - $32,310
2014 - $30,843
2015 - $36,050
2016 - $37,085
2017 - $50,630
2018 - $46,450
2019 - $46,750
2020 - $40,525
2021 - $29,900
2022 - $39,550
2023 - $39,200


District One Foundation for Quality Education Donor Form

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