Winfield Education Foundation

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Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!

Our mission to enhance School District 34 students’ educational opportunities and to support our community is made entirely possible through your generosity.  Countless hours of volunteer support, monetary contributions to our programs, and community partnerships allow us to support families, staff, local business and organizations in our community and expand our reach and impact.  Learn more about us and how to get involved by emailing!

Here are some of our latest initiatives:

Back to School Supply Drive


sharpened pencils (Ticonderoga brand is best!)

3-subject spiral + single spiral notebooks

glue sticks


index cards 4x6 

plain folders (without 3 holes)

1 ½ in. binders


crayons -8 count + regular boxes


Expo markers (thick and thin)

Donations can be brought to:

Winfield Park District        

Winfield Public Library  

Lions Panzek Martial Arts   

Berger Bro’s Pub

Winfield Central & Primary School Offices

Winfield Farmers Market (Wednesdays in August)

Winfield Tiger Run Sunday May 21st

Save the date for the Winfield Tiger Run on Sunday May 21st!  

Sponsors Still Greatly Needed: Do you know, own or work for a business or organization that would consider sponsoring this year’s Winfield Tiger 5K & 1 Mile Walk/Run? Please feel free to share this flier below or reach out to WEF and we are happy to help with the follow-up. This generous sponsorship support will benefit our over 300 students as we work to enrich educational opportunities and support our community. Funds raised from this year’s Tiger Run event will in part support our efforts for Winfield 34 Central School stage lighting upgrades.


Winfield Community Spring Blood Drive Wednesday 5/17/23

Our next  Blood Drive will be Wednesday 5/17/23. Would you be willing to give an hour of your time for local patients in need? Slots are still available between 3:45 pm - 6:30 pm in the Central School Commons. Please feel free to make your appointment by clicking here or contact Emily Alanis to schedule. Donors must be 16 years or older. First time donors are always welcome and there is no need to know your blood type to donate. If you have any questions about the blood drive feel free to contact Emily Alanis at 847-721-5487 or, she is happy to connect you to the Versiti Blood Center Team on any eligibility questions you may have. Great news is that many longtime deferrals around medication, travel and lifestyles have greatly changed in the last couple of months!


We are pleased to announce our latest special project, funded leveraging the support of local businesses through our 2022 Tiger Run 5K fundraiser, along with support of a Northwestern Medicine grant: a middle school playground gaga ball pit

Thanks to all our supporters for making this healthy addition possible. 

The Winfield Education Foundation, a volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) organization, aims to raise and grant funds for programs that enhance and enrich District 34 students’ educational opportunities.  Our vision is to partner with school administration, community and local business leaders, and the Parent Teacher Organization to support our community in becoming an incubator of ideas and innovation that fosters advancements in education.   

Donate or Get Involved with our organization today!