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About Us

The Rochester Education Foundation was established during the 2001-02 school year as a not-for-profit corporation, wholly dedicated to enriching and supplementing the educational programs of the Rochester Community Unit School District, located in Rochester, Illinois.

Rochester Education Foundation have donated more than $350,000.00 to the school district over the past several years in grants and scholarships.

In a world where budget demands are increasing and financial resources are shrinking, the Foundation provides a means of directing private donations, gifts and bequests to programs and projects that might otherwise go unfunded in our schools.

"Thanks to your generous funding for the purchase of 9 DV video cameras and tripods. The staff and the students of RHS thank you!"
-RHS Staff and Students

What We've Done
In addition to scholarships that are awarded annually, the Foundation has used funds to support the following:

Computer lab and equipment for Elementary building

Reburishment of High School Library including new equipment and furniture

9 DV Video Cameras and Tripods
Storage for HS band room

Performing Arts Center
Refurbishment of a sousaphone
After Prom Event

New projection screen
Purchase of Automatic External Defibrillators (AED)
After Prom Event


Sound System for Middle School Gym

Refrigerator for Middle School Science Department

AV equipment for Band
Digital camera for Middle School Web Design Class

Board of Directors – 2016-2017

Doug Simpkins, President

Aimee Johnson, Treasurer

Kristen Reiss, Secretary

Rich Teeter

Dianne Bortmess

Lynn Leach

Chris Everson

Ashley Coker


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