The News-Gazette announced the formation of the Champaign Urbana Community Schools Foundation for Educational Excellence.
Incorporated as an Illinois non-profit corporation.
First classroom grants awarded to school districts.
Established endowments for classroom grants with donations from Junior League of Champaign Urbana and Carle Foundation.
Finished decade with over $200K in grants to educators.
Name changed to Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation (CUSF).
Established the Perrino Fund, first endowed scholarship
20th Anniversary celebrated with the announcement of SPLASH grants; $100K disbursed in one hour
Received first planned gift for the Judge Fred Green Memorial Scholarship Fund
Became a United Way affiliate with our Homeless Student Fund: SOS
Launched The I.D.E.A. Store
Over $1 MILLION disbursed in classroom grants
Established cross-district Collaborative Grant Program
Received $313K from the Chester and Nadine Houston Trust and $100K from the estate of Vincent O Greene
Annual income surpassed $1 MILLION
Added four new endowments bringing the
total number of restricted funds to 19
Total disbursements exceeded $1.7 MILLION
Added 2 new scholarships bringing the
total number of student scholarships to 13.
The 365 club has grown to 170 members generating over a quarter of a million dollars supporting CUSF programs and scholarships.
Total assets exeeded 2 million.
CUSF received over $100,000 in donations from community members to renovate the Urbana High School Band Room.
CUSF awarded an all-time record of over $300,000 in grants and scholarships to Unit 4 & District 116 teachers and students.