2017 Events

The Foundation will reach out to the Winnetka community with two major annual events in early 2017: the Phone-A-Thon and the Carlson Event. The Phone-A-Thon is the Foundation’s major fundraiser, while the Carlson Event offers community members an opportunity to see their donations at work in Winnetka’s public schools.


WPSF will hold it's annual Phone-A-Thon this year on February 26th and 27th. We thank you in advance for your generous support!

  • If you make a pledge on the phone but would prefer to fulfill your donation online, please click here.
  • If you prefer to fulfill your pledge by check or some other method, click here for instructions—or simply submit your check and pledge card in the return envelope that you will receive in the mail.
  • If you miss our call, remember it’s never too late to donate—we welcome your donation and your support! Click here to make an online donation.

The Phone-A-Thon is the Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser. Donations received from the Phone-A-Thon fund innovative pilot programs, extensions to the core curriculum, and other exciting efforts in Winnetka's District 36. Your donations make it possible for Winnetka's students to receive an education that goes above and beyond what is possible through tax dollars alone. Every donation, regardless of size, makes an impact!

carlson event

The annual Carlson Event is an opportunity for community members to see Foundation grants in action. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, January 26th, at an elegant private home in Winnetka. District 36 educators will showcase how Foundation grants enable them to create exciting learning opportunities for their students. At the same time, attendees can enjoy conversation, a glass of wine, and delicious hors-d’oeuvres. We look forward to seeing you there!