Quick Links

Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Main Navigation



Ajax Loading Image


Peru Education Foundation

Give the Gift of Education

We are very proud of fulfilling the mission of the Foundation, which is to "provide financial support to complement, enhance and enrich the educational programs and opportunities of all students in Peru Elementary School District 124." Put more simply, it is our sincere hope that this Foundation will provide the basis for wonderful educational opportunities for our children for generations to come. Here is the Peru Education Foundation brochure if you would like more information on giving, or if you would like to share it with others.


Completed as part of the Board of Education's Strategic Plan, the Foundation was established in 2013 by a group of very dedicated people. Much work has gone into planning and organizing the Foundation, including the development of the Peru Education Foundation By-Laws, as well as the establishment of our 501(c)(3) tax exempt status as a public charity. This means that anyone may give to our Foundation and claim the donation as a tax deduction.


Foundation Grant Funding Application

Current Peru Elementary School District 124 staff may access the Peru Education Foundation Grant Funding Application to request grant funds which will serve to complement, enhance and enrich educational opportunities for students. Funding will be considered for curricular, instructional or other projects or activities that achieve our mission. Funding will not be considered for salaries, benefits, athletic activities or transportation costs.


Tax Deductible Donations

Please consider the Peru Education Foundation as a beneficiary of one of your charitable, tax deductible donations. Our students are very grateful for our donors, and following are some options for giving:


Personal Check - Please make checks payable to the Peru Education Foundation and send to the Peru Education Foundation, 1800 Church Street, Peru, Illinois 61354. Please click here for our brochure with giving information if you would like to share this with family, friends or co-workers. You can make a one-time donation, or make an annual gift.


Leave a Bequest - Individuals may wish to consider a charitable bequest by naming the Peru Education Foundation in your will or in your life insurance policy. Consider a paid up policy no longer needed to protect your family or naming the Foundation as successor beneficiary should the named beneficiary die before the insured.


Create a Memorial - You can leave a memorial to the Peru Education Foundation to honor the memory of a loved one.


Provide a Gift of Honor - You can make a donation in another person's name to mark an anniversary, birthday or special event.


Give Stock - There may be tax advantages to donating appreciated securities, and income from a particular investment. Inherited stock, mortgage, note, bond or income property can be donated to the Foundation.


Establish a Trust - There are a range of potential trust options which allow you to donate to the Foundation in this fashion.


Recognition for Historical Levels of Giving

Individuals, families, businesses or organizations may be recognized for their giving according to the recognition categories shown below. We thank all who have donated whether listed in name below, or as an anonymous donor.


$10,000 or More     Philanthropist


$5,000 - $9,999       Humanitarian



$1,000 - $4,999       Benefactor

Nancy Maze

TEST, Inc.

Peru Federal Savings Bank

TechniSand (a Division of Fairmount Minerals)

Peru Lions Club

Lee & Joyce McCullough

Bill & Judy Chapman

Dahl Charity

Mark & Ronda Cross

House of Hunan

Cynthia Raccuglia


$500 - $999            Partner

Double D Warehouse

Roelif Loveland

Rodney & Sara McDonald

John & Jane Riva

Mike & Jen Radtke

Glenn Fredrickson

Illinois Valley Credit Union

Debo Ace Hardware

The Bruins Family


$250 - $499           Supporter

Cindy Kurkowski

Jeanine & Jeff Sonnenberg

Eric Heagy

Mike & Colleen Schmidt

Chris & Mark Lamboley

Rimmele Family

CIT Trucks

Dimond Bros Insurance

James Massat

Greg & Janice Stanmar

Etheridge Family

John & Jill Pohar

Sandra Blanco

Eva Ambler & Chris Differding

Peru Waltham Mutual Insurance Company

Jack & Callie Feliksiak

Joe & Kathy Zidow

Gregory Maze


$50 - $249             Sponsor

Cindy & Fred Gustat

Bob Etheridge Painting

Jennifer Scheri

John McCormick

Mildred Stevenson

Ron & Connie Olsen

Jim Swingel


NAC Anderson




Bill & Eileen Twardowski


OJ & Susie Stoutner

Marian Kinsella

Joan Siebert

Karl & Patricia Fivek



Carus Corporation

Al & Terri Faull

Henry & Laurel Maze


Jeff & Linda Wobrock

Dynegy Inc.


Dave Hoover

Jesus & Amanda Cabrera

Walker Accounting Group, Ltd.

Dresbach Distributing Co.

William & Ronnie Uebel

Schweickert & Ganassin LLP

Ann Wroblewski

Kevin Clark

Romar De La Luz

Robert Mellen

Kay Brannon


Carol Morrisey


Under $50              Friend

Jack & Alicia Hughes



Dave & Christie Mattioda

Double D Express

Sue Myers

Henry & Deb Hackman

Charlotte Sneed-McCall

Sheryl Waddle

Christine Uebel

Chuck & Linda Kurtz

Donald & Audrey Burton

Tony's Barber Shop




Donations in Memoriam
Lester Hoffman                      Linda Carls, Kay Brannon & Toni Marquardt, Judy Cary
Sally Schwindaman               The Rigby Family
Suzanne Ferretti                    Ralph & Karen Burkart
Jane Mason                           Kurt & Tracy Rimmele, Rich & Marcie Koehler
Karl Fivek                               Kent Schroeder, Don & Cindy Kurkowski, Laurie Stuart,  
                                               Mark & Ronda Cross, Jane Charbonneau, Bob Etheridge, 
                                               Cory & Becky Biers, Delores Kuhne,George & Cindy Manicki, 
                                               Jack & Lolita Schmitz, Darlene Stillwell,Dan & Maria Arkels, 
                                               Bill & Mags Balestri, Rita Jeppson, Caroline Rossi,
                                               Mr. & Mrs. Bill Burris, Ronald & Janet Unzicker, Barb & Dennis Husser,
                                               Rick & Danielle Vanko, Randy & Valerie Witko, Kathy Korte
Bob Ankiewicz                        Bob Etheridge & Family
Nancy Grubich                        Perry & Kathy Ellerbrock, Rich & Marcie Koehler, Vincente & Carmen Mata
Ali Bryant                                   Rich & Marcie Koehler
Leigh Ann Janko                     Cindy Kurkowski


Foundation Board of Directors and Contact Information

The Peru Education Foundation is comprised of an independent, nine-member Board of Directors, as well as five ex-officio (non-voting) members representing the Board of Education, teaching faculty and administration.The members and officers of the Board of Directors are as follows:


Jennifer Scheri, Chair                                  Chris Perra

Bob Etheridge, Vice-Chair                           Gina Olsen

Nickie Pellegrini, Secretary/Treasurer         Rob Ankiewicz, Board of Education

Jane Charbonneau                                      Patti Leynaud, Board of Education

Cindy Kurkowski                                          Colleen Schmidt, Teaching Faculty

Chris Uebel                                                  Kate Kolczaski, Teaching Faculty

Michelle Vescogni                                        Jamie Craven, Superintendent 


For more information or to contact the Foundation, please send a message to foundation@perued.net, or call the school district office at 815-223-1111. On behalf of the Foundation Board, the Board of Education and the school district faculty and staff, thank you for your support of our children through the Peru Education Foundation.


Jamie Craven                     Jennifer Scheri

  Superintendent of Schools                  Foundation Board Chair

  • Facebook Icon
  • YouTube Icon

Peru Elementary District 124 1800 Church Street Peru, IL  61354
Phone: 815-223-1111 FAX: 815-223-0490

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Back To Top