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The Mundelein District 75 STEAM Foundation brings community leaders from the private and public sector together in partnership, to create vibrant, hands-on learning experiences that inspire the imagination. Parents, business leaders, community members, and educators are all partners to deliver inspiring, new educational opportunities for our children and the community.

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Our goal is to provide unique hands-on, minds-on opportunities for D75 students, educators, and our Mundelein community that enrich Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math education with entrepreneurial experiences; empowering students as individuals and teams while impacting their college and future careers.  The key is to captivate children’s imaginations at an early age with an engineering mindset that inspires them to persevere as lifelong learners and entrepreneurs that will solve the problems of the 21st century.

 Grant Applications are HERE

Night_at_the_Races_LogoA Night at the Races

The event will feature classic horse races and an opportunity for attendees to bet with play money for real prizes. The event will be held at Rosati’s in Mundelein on Friday, Nov. 4 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets ($35 for open seating) include betting tickets, appetizers, buffet dinner and soft drinks. A four-ticket package with a reserved booth is $200. A four-ticket package with a reserved table is $175. 

All race winners will be awarded prizes. Live and silent auctions include prizes such as museum tickets, Cubs tickets, theater tickets, gift certificates, fitness classes, gift baskets, botanic gardens passes and more. 

Anyone can sponsor a horse for just $25. Name your horse and jockey and they will appear in the evening’s race program along with your name. Those sponsoring a horse will win a prize if their horse wins, even if they are not present and did not place a bet. 

The STEAM Foundation is still in need of business sponsors to help underwrite the cost of the event. There are three levels of sponsorship: Winners Circle ($1,000), Triple Crown ($500) and Trifecta ($250). All sponsors will receive: naming rights to a horse and jockey in one of the 10 races; a profile of the business on the STEAM Foundation website, a highlight on the Facebook feed, a listing on all publicity blasts and mentions on promotional materials and news articles.

Winners Circle sponsors will also get a full-page ad in the evening’s race program, six tickets to the event and a reserved booth or table. Triple Crown sponsors will receive a half-page ad in the evening’s race program, four  tickets to the event and a reserved table. Trifecta sponsors will get a quarter-page ad in the evening’s race program and two tickets to the event. All contributions to the event are tax-deductible.

Sponsors to date include Old National Bank (Winners Circle), Center for Wellness (Triple Crown), Berger Excavating (Triple Crown), Mayor Steve Lentz (Trifecta) and F&W Law Group, LLC (Trifecta).

The D75 STEAM Foundation supports the summer and winter STEAM camps, the Young Science Explorer’s Program, the Mayor’s STEM Challenge, the Media Centers, the Robotics teams, the Multimedia Center, the Mundance Film Festival, grant teacher requests, scholarships for camps, the theater and band programs and other STEAM based initiatives.

You can now donate to the STEAM Foundation via PayPal.

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