Educational Foundation Presents $100,000 to Board of Education for Green Roof
posted September 2017
On September 18, the New Trier Educational Foundation presented $100,000 raised to fund completion of the second green roof at the Board of Education meeting. Pictured from left to right: Executive Director Marianne Breen, Green Roof Project Chair Susan Schmitt and Foundation Board President David Buyer presented the check to Board of Education President Greg Robitaille.
Following the $100,000 gift made by Girls’ Club and Tri-Ship in spring 2016 to fund completion of the first green roof, the Foundation committed to raising the additional $100,000 for the second green roof. Donors who made gifts of $5,000 or more will have their names inscribed on a donor plaque to be located by the Green Roof.
We’re in the Homestretch!
posted June 2017
With $15,000 left to raise, the finish line to fund completion of the second green roof is in sight. Thanks to those who have contributed thus far. You can view our donors on the scrolling marquee to the right.
We’re Closing In on Second Green Roof
posted February 2017
Following the $100,000 gift made by Girls’ Club and Tri-Ship in spring 2016 to fund completion of the first New Trier green roof, the New Trier Educational Foundation committed to raise an additional $100,000 for the second green roof. With over $77,000 in donations and pledges, this is close to becoming a reality.
The Foundation held an evening reception in January to thank donors who have supported the Green Roof Project thus far. Chair Susan Schmitt and her husband Roger opened their Winnetka home for donors to mingle and listen to special remarks from Superintendent Linda Yonke and Associate Superintendent Paul Sally.
The Foundation is seeking donations from the larger community to reach its goal. Donors making gifts of $5,000 or more will have their names included on a donor plaque to be located by the Green Roof. Gifts of any amount are welcome. All donors will be invited to a dedication event when the roof is completed.
The expansion of the Winnetka Campus presented an opportunity for the installation of two green roofs outside the 4th floor of the new building. Unforeseen construction issues caused funding for the completion of these two green roofs to be postponed. In late spring 2016, New Trier’s Girls’ Club and Tri-Ship stepped forward with a gift of $100,000 to fund completion of one green roof. You can help us make two green roofs a reality by following the students’ initiative and making your gift today.
The Educational Foundation is committed to raising $100,000 to fund completion of the second green roof.
A green roof with a functioning patio area offers many practical benefits including:
Environmental – Green roof vegetation reduces air pollution and results in noise reduction.
Financial – Plants and soil used in green roofs act as a protective shield from the elements which extends roof life. It also acts as an insulator from extreme hot or cold temperatures which helps to conserve energy.
Health, Social and Aesthetic – The natural views and green elements create a more productive, healthy, creative, and relaxing environment. Psychologists have found that even brief exposure to natural settings is mentally and physically restorative.
LEED® Certification – New Trier’s green roofs will maximize the potential to exceed the anticipated Silver level certification and possibly attain Gold level, a very prestigious achievement and reflective of an environmentally astute community.
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