Presidents’ Message


Dear Students, Parents, Staff, Alumni and Community Members,

We are proud of the milestones that we achieved this past school year. In 2022 and 2023 we were delighted to support the passion of our teachers, students, and administration and to provide new technologies, innovations, and opportunities that expanded our students’ connections to the world and each other. Most notably, our Foundation received and funded over $27,000 in a number of diverse and important grant requests.

We also welcomed three new Board members who will bring new skills and perspectives to help us evolve and adapt to the many changes we believe we will continue to see moving forward.

As we look to the next academic year, we understand that our work will be amid tremendous change worldwide, nationally, and locally. A few contributing factors include the aftereffects of the pandemic, the potential for increased inflation and changing economic factors, the environmental and climate changes, and the growing role of AI and technology and its’ role in society just to name a few.

While it is out of our control to directly impact these changes, we believe that the mission of our Foundation remains clear. Our focus will be to remain a steady force that empowers and encourages our teachers to innovate and dream about what could be for both Deerfield and Highland Park High Schools. Through this simple focus, we look forward to our continued investment in the future of our community by supporting the quality public educational experience that our all of our students greatly deserve.

Thank you again for your support to advance our mission. Please consider to become involved and help us to make a positive difference this year. You can apply to become a member of our Foundation, or support one of our events including Annual Appeal, Honor an Educator, and D113 Education Foundation Virtual Auction.

Yours truly,

Mary Beth Arzac