Sandra Rossi Foundation

The corporation organized and operated exclusively for educational, scientific, and cultural purposes to assist in developing and fostering education and scholarships and grants for education.  

It assists the school in developing and enhancing the educational opportunities and services to its students, alumni, and citizens of the district. 

The school administers general and academic scholarships, which have been made available by contributions, gifts, grants, and bequests.

This is headed by a board of directors, comprised of alumni members and board of directors. The 5 member board of directors and one honorary director oversee the holding, investing, managing, and awarding of Foundation assets.


The Sandra Rossi Foundation was established exclusively for educational, scientific and charitable purposes. The Foundation assists the School in developing and enhancing the educational opportunities and service to its students, alumni and citizens of the district. 

The Foundation is chartered under the Internal Revenue Code as a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt, non-profit organization, which may accept gifts of money, property, works of art, historical papers and documents, museum specimens and other materials having educational, artistic or historical value, and by such other proper means as may be deemed advisable.


  • Alex George,
    Executive Director for School
    Advancement/Foundation CEO
  • serves as Executive Director for School Advancement where he oversees foundation operations and alumni services. He is instrumental in the integration of technology to improve the capabilities and efficiencies of the office in serving donors and alumni. He is leading efforts to grow Foundation assets, employee participation at the annual giving program, and the School annual Homecoming event.

  • Renata Kennedy.              Director for School Advancement/Foundation
  •  She serves as the director of alumni relations and annual giving at School. In this role, she oversees all outreach and development initiatives with school alumni and coordinates the School Foundation annual fundraising campaigns. 


School Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students in a wide range of majors and backgrounds.

Each year, the Foundation awards students  scholarships ranging from $300 to $5,000. 

Only one application is required to be considered for all Foundation Scholarships. However, there is an additional special application required for the Laws Firms Veterans Scholarship, awarded to students enrolled in the School programs. 

Both incoming freshmen and current students are encouraged to apply each year as the scholarships are not automatically renewed.

Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year will be accepted from November 1, 2018 – February 1, 2019. For more information about foundation scholarships, contact the Foundation at 847- 749-0392 or


Be A Part Of Our Future

  • Support a cause that's important to you with a planned gift
  • Put your assets to work with our tax-efficient charitable strategies
  • Take advantage of the many tax benefits of making a gift

About Bequests

You may be looking for a way to make a significant gift to help further our mission. A bequest is a gift made through your will or trust. It is one of the most popular and flexible ways that you can support our cause.


You leave a lasting legacy to be remembered

You lessen the burden of taxes on your family

You may receive estate tax savings


A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift be made to family, friends or the School Foundation as part of your estate plan. 


A bequest can be made in several ways:

You can gift a specific dollar amount or asset

You can gift a percentage of your estate

You can gift from the balance or residue of your estate

You can make a beneficiary designation of certain assets

Gift Options

Gift Options

Find out What to Give and learn about the best assets to make a planned gift. Learn about gifts of cash, securities and property. 


What to Give

What To Give

Find out what types of assets make the best planned gifts. Learn about gifts of cash, securities and property.

How to Give

How To Give

Learn how to make a gift that provides tax benefits and even life income. Discover the best gift option to meet your goals.

  • GIFTS OF STOCKS AND BONDS.      Giving appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to our organization.
  • GIFTS OF REAL ESTATE.           Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland, ranch or commercial property can make a great gift to our organization.
  • GIFTS OF RETIREMENT ASSETS.      Giving part or all of your unused retirement assets such as a gift from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan is an excellent way to make a gift to our organization.
  • GIFTS OF CASH.                                      A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift.
  • GIFTS OF INSURANCE.         A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to the School Foundation. If you have a life insurance policy that has outlasted its original purpose, consider making a gift of your insurance policy. For example, you may have purchased a policy to provide for minor children and they are now financially independent adults.

Learn How to Give and discover gift options that provide tax and income benefits. Discover the best planned gift to meet your goals.

Giving to our cause can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income. Click on a gift model below to learn more.

  • BEQUEST.                  You designate our organization as the beneficiary of your asset by will, trust or beneficiary designation form.


  • IRA ROLLOVER.                  Congress recently enacted a permanent extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover. As a result, you can make an IRA rollover gift in 2015, 2016 and beyond.
  • BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION GIFTS.            You can designate us as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.
  • CHARITABLE REMAINDER UNITRUST.                     You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder unitrust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with income for life or a term of years.
  • CHARITABLE REMAINDER ANNUITY TRUST.            You transfer your cash or appreciated property to fund a charitable remainder annuity trust. The trust sells your property tax free and provides you with fixed income for life or a term of years.


  • CHARITABLE LEAD TRUST.                       You fund a trust that makes gifts to us for a number of years. Your family receives the trust remainder at substantial tax savings.
  • SALE AND UNITRUST.                               You give a portion of your property to us to fund a charitable remainder trust, when the property sells you receive cash and income for life.
  • GIVE IT TWICE TRUST.                             You provide your children with a stream of income while making a gift to charity.
  • LIFE ESTATE RESERVED.                         You give your property to our organization but retain the right to use the property during your life.

Estate Planning Guide

Are you ready to plan your will or trust?  This will provide you with helpful information to provide for your needs, your family's future and your favorite causes.

  • ANNUITY TRUST.                              Receive high fixed payments with tax free sale plus charitable tax deduction.
  • PART GIFT AND PART SALE.      Enjoy substantial cash and save 50%, 70% or even 100% of tax on gain.
  • SALE AND UNITRUST.                   Receive cash plus increased income from trust! Charitable tax deduction reduces tax on gain.
  • UNITRUST.                                            Enjoy increased income with tax-free sale plus charitable tax deduction.

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