LFHS Foundation

The Lake Forest High School Foundation is dedicated to supporting, enriching and enhancing the LFHS experience for all students, faculty and staff by investing in educational excellence.

What is Educational Excellence?

Since 2002, the LFHS Foundation has awarded more than 300 grants, investing over $2.5 million. Over the years we have built a partnership with LFHS teachers, students and administrators to assist in creating a top-notch learning environment for all. Limited only by their imagination, teachers, administrators, staff and students apply for grants each year. The Foundation carefully vets these requests to ensure that we are making strategic investments in educational excellence. Our grants have provided cutting-edge technology, created collaborative learning spaces, supported unique learning opportunities for students and staff, supplied world-class curricular materials across all departments and transformed teaching and learning. This video provides an overview of the impact the LFHS Foundation has had over the years.

Join Us

This impact is only possible thanks to the generous support of our community. Each donation is valued and vital to our ability to have a positive impact at LFHS. To donate or learn more about how you can support the LFHS Foundation, please visit lfhsfoundation.org.

LFHS Foundation News

Lake Forest High School Foundation Grant Day 2020It's been a record breaking year for grant requests. We asked students, teachers and staff to THINK BIG and they did! The Lake Forest High School Foundation celebrated its 18th annual Grant Day on Friday, February 28, 2019. As has been our tradition, Foundation Trustees roamed the halls of LFHS surprising grant recipients with the exciting news that their grants had been funded. Amidst smiling teachers and cheering students, 20 new grants totaling over $270 were awarded across 10 different curricular areas. Learn more.

Read more about LFHS Foundation's Record Breaking Grant Day!


Tuesdays,  9-10:30am

  • October 6
  • November 3
  • January 26
  • March 9
  • April 6
  • May 25

For additional information about serving on the LFHS Foundation Board

OR contact us at lfhsfoundation@gmail.com


  • Grant Application Deadline, January 22, 2021 @ 5PM
  • Grant Day, March 12

For additional information:  Grant Application Process

  • Celebrating Educational Excellence Luncheon, Friday, April 23, 2021

For additional information about becoming a Luncheon Sponsor 

OR contact Dez Witte at dezwitte@gmail.com

For additional information about volunteering on our Luncheon Committee

  • Pitch Night, Thursday, May 20, 2021

For additional information about the Business Incubator Program