Sycamore Education Foundation


SEF is hiring!

Executive Director for Sycamore Education Foundation

The Sycamore Education Foundation (SEF) announces the newly created position of Executive Director (ED). The ED will be an employee of Sycamore CUSD #427 funded by SEF. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. More information.

Apply Online Today!

Thank You For Supporting SEF During Give DeKalb County

May 2, 2019 – 24 Hours of Giving!

Because of you, SEF will be able to support the Students, Faculty and Staff of District #427.

Don’t worry, if you missed donating on Give DeKalb day, you can still donate to SEF now!

Culver’s Night Supporting SEF!

Thank you for the support!

Thank you for making SEF’s Culver’s night a success on Tuesday night. It was great seeing you and your support will help Sycamore School District students!


Cultivating the Future Campaign

Heartland Bank Donation - SEF

After careful consideration, the all-volunteer leadership of SEF has determined that it is time for the organization to grow. A recently completed strategic plan will guide the priorities over the next several years. Through an investment in infrastructure, SEF will grow the operating budget and achieve the following key outcomes:

  • The ability to hire a professional staff member
  • Increase fundraising to provide more grants to the District’s schools
  • Increase communication with the public
  • Establish relationships with Sycamore alumni, community and businesses
  • Increase the success, sustainability and impact of the Foundation

Sycamore Education Foundation is on it’s way to meeting the $150,000 goal in support of their mission and long term planning for a full-time employee, thanks to Heartland Bank and Trust Company. Having a director to grow relationships within Sycamore, with Sycamore School District’s alumni, the community, and businesses would have a huge impact on the SEF and Sycamore School District.

Find out more about this campaign and how you can help!

Donate now to be a part of this historical opportunity for the Foundation.

“Sycamore Has Been Good To Me”

Sycamore students, parents, and alumni! A sycamore parent and SEF have teamed up to raise funds for a Sycamore Activity Tunnel by selling “Sycamore Has Been Good to Me” T-shirts and Sweatshirts. The tunnel will be used for athletics and at special events conducted by the district and community. A 2017 Sycamore graduate, Victoria Ruud, who is currently attending Kishwaukee College studying graphic design, has designed the graphics. Once the money for the tunnel has been raised, additional funding will go to SEF to help provide grant money for the teachers and students in the district.

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Legacy Bricks

The Legacy Bricks are for a special recognition area surrounding the Peter L. Johnson statue at Sycamore High School.

Order online today!

Take Root 2018 – THANK YOU!

Thank you to all who participated, sponsored, donated, set up and made possible Take Root this year. Photos have been added, see now!

SEF Grants