The Grainger Foundation supports the District 88 Foundation

The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation, has donated $5,000 to the District 88 Foundation to support District 88 students.

“This grant will be used to enhance technology and Internet access for District 88 students,” said Sharon Kucik, District 88 Foundation President. “We are grateful to The Grainger Foundation for its generosity.”

The District 88 Foundation is a member of the Partnership for Inspired Education (PIE) Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that serves public school students in District 88, Addison Elementary School District 4, School District 45 and Salt Creek School District 48. Founded in 2009, PIE is designed to be the foundation that supports a long-term partnership with the community, businesses, schools and, most importantly, the children served. For more information about PIE, go to

Funds raised by the foundation have been used to support students in the following areas:

  • Supporting the Addison Trail Freshmen Future Focus Initiative Trip to Madison, Wis.
  • Buying microphones for SMART music labs at Addison Trail
  • Supporting the Mindprints Literary Magazine at Willowbrook
  • Subsidizing Advanced Placement (AP)/college-level tests
  • Supporting the Freshmen Cohort Teambuilding Camps
  • Providing financial support for textbooks and summer camps
  • Contributing to the “Author in the House” district-wide program
  • Providing mini-grants and grants for staff to develop instructional opportunities to benefit students

For more information about the District 88 Foundation, go to

This donation was recommended by Chris Koska, Market Manager of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s Addison location. Grainger has been a part of the Addison business community for more than 25 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products.

“We are proud to recommend the programs offered by the District 88 Foundation,” Koska said. “They do such great and needed work for well-deserving students.”

The Grainger Foundation is based in Lake Forest and was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger, Inc.