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Farther Foundation adds new board member

Farther Foundation is pleased to announce that Maryanne Woo has joined its board of directors. Farther Foundation inspires deserving, low-income Chicago area high school students to meet their highest potential by providing scholarships for participation in enrichment travel programs. Ms. … Continue reading

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How’s your NCAA bracket looking?

When filling out your college basketball tournament bracket it’s a common mistake to fall too much in love with your hometown team. The hometown college might have an excellent team, but if you don’t consider all of your options, you could be making the wrong choice.

It’s not so different for a high school student starting to decide where to go to college. Continue reading

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Farther Foundation welcomes new board members

Farther Foundation enthusiastically welcomes two new board members to our organization. Nancy Baker and Bill Kling add a wealth of expertise in education and public policy as well as broad experience in nonprofit organization leadership. Continue reading

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Student Travelogue

Each fall, Farther Foundation gathers photos and stories from our students and publishes them in a yearbook we call, Reflections. We invite you to share our students’ journeys in Reflections 2015. Continue reading

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Low-income kids soar on summer trips abroad

“Low-income kids soar on summer trips abroad” read the headline in a recent Chicago Tribune article. This is not news at Farther Foundation where we have been making life-changing summer travel experiences possible for deserving high school students for seven years now. Continue reading

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Carleton College Connection

Milon will be the first Farther Foundation alumnus to attend Carleton College. He said he liked the “vibe”. Milon’s choice has special resonance for Farther Foundation president and founder, David Weindling, himself a Carleton College graduate. “I was class of 1985, my wife, Sherry Nordstrom, was class of 1986, and my daughter Winona graduated in 2014” said Mr. Weindling, “so we are all excited for Milon and feel certain that he will have a great college experience.” Continue reading

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Honoring our new board member with a Fundraising Challenge

In honor of Angelicca joining the board, our Board President has issued a special fundraising challenge to our supporters for the month of June.

All donations to Farther Foundation made on or before June 30, 2015 up to a total of $2,500 will be matched 1:1. Continue reading

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