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New Trier students in Jazz Ensemble 1 performing in a musical immersion with the the Grammy-winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (VJO) in NYC. The Foundation provided funding to hold the clinic with the VJO and to rent the venue.


The mission of the New Trier Educational Foundation is to provide private funding for exceptional educational opportunities and special projects that are not funded – or are funded only in part – by the District 203 budget.

Although the District seeks to maintain the quality of education that is the hallmark of New Trier, it often does not have sufficient funds or the legal ability to provide funding for all special programs and initiatives that enhance the New Trier educational experience. The role of the Foundation is to assist the District in raising the necessary funds which will allow the implementation of these programs or projects.