Education nonprofit receives $300K grant from Pritzker

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

A nonprofit that supports Evanston’s local school system received a $300,000 grant from prominent Evanston resident Jennifer Pritzker, the organization announced today. Foundation 65, which supports Evanston/Skokie School District 65, received the grant from both Pritzker and the Tawani Foundation, of which Pritzker is the founder, president and CEO. 

“I am a parent, grandparent and resident of Evanston. It is my pleasure to join with other parents and residents to help provide strong schools and teachers,” Pritzker said in a news release. “Together we transform the lives of children to make a thriving and successful community.”

Pritzker has also promised a matching gift challenge that will benefit the foundation’s growth.

“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to amplify the impact of their gift through this matching challenge,” F65’s executive director Lise Jinno said.

Independent of the district, F65 is an educational foundation that financially supports Evanston’s schools.

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