To identify what we believe are the needs of Norridge School District 80, Leigh and Giles Schools, to secure funds through our own community, as well as, outside businesses and organizations to support those needs; to allocate funds, as determined by our foundation's board, based on those needs; to improve the educational experience for all kids in District 80; and to operate exclusively for charitable purposes.

All money accumulated in the Foundation will be used to enrich the curriculum and provide for other needs to improve the quality of learning so every student can reach his or her potential in a safe environment. However, the Norridge District 80 School Board of Education is the responsible overseer of public education in the community for the K-8 grade District 80 boundaries. As such, both entities will work cooperatively.

Currently our main focus is to raise funds to improve the safety & security at Giles & Leigh Schools.

The 2019-2020 Foundation board members:

Chairperson- Fiona Tanny (parent at Leigh & Giles)
Vice Chairperson- Kelly Tinerella (parent at Giles)
Secretary- Nicole Rusak-(parent at Leigh & Giles)
Treasurer- Patti Mann - (parent of Giles graduates)
Director- Sylvia Korybko- (parent at Leigh)
Director- Nick Losacco- (parent at Leigh)
Director- Lou Mezzano- (parent at Leigh)
Director- Dan McPhillips- (parent at Leigh)
Director- Rylee Murray - (parent at Leigh)
Director- Annette Wlodarski - (parent at Leigh)
Director- Wendy Tribuzio - (parent at Leigh & Giles)


Email: norridgesf@gmail.com

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Upcoming Events:

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Past Events:

  • June 8th, 2019 - NSF Community Fest

  • April 18th, 2019 - Zanies Night!

  • February 6th, 2019 - Fundraiser Night at Culver’s

  • December 8th, 2018 - Ugly Sweater Party

  • November 20th, 2018 - D’Agostino’s Restaurant Night

  • October 15th, 2018 - Twins Day!

  • September 29, 2019 - Meet, Greet and Drink Fundraiser at Mullens

  • September 27th, 2019 - Cubs Ticket Raffle

  • September 13, 2019 - Sweet Oasis


Foundation Meeting Dates:

Foundation meeting dates for the 2019/2020 school year. Meetings start at 7 p.m.

9/9 Leigh

10/7 Giles
11/11 Leigh
12/9 Giles
1/13 Leigh
2/10 Giles
3/9 Leigh
4/13 Giles
5/11 Leigh
June 2020 TBD

 2019 Funding:

  • 8/20/19 The Foundation presented School District 80 with two checks to help fund safety and security upgrades. The Norridge Schools Foundation is funding the main entrance move at Giles and contributing to the installation of a new camera system throughout the school.

2018 Funding:

  • Following the recommendation of first responders to save time in the event of an emergency the foundation provided materials & labor to number classrooms throughout both school buildings.

  • The Foundation also provided up to date detailed maps of the schools to the police department 

  • The Foundation secured a grant from the Norwood Park Township for the purchase of materials for Phase 1 of our Improvement of school security. With your help & donations, Phase 2 could happen next summer!

 Norridge School Foundation 2019 Community Fest Silver Level Sponsors