"An Investment in knowledge pays the best dividends." - Benjamin Franklin

School Supply Pickup

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Pickup All Grades at Wilson Creek


Our Purpose

Our membership includes parents from the district, community members, and local business people.  We are a diverse group of people who share one goal – to enhance the quality of educational opportunities in District 114!

How Does the Foundation Raise Money?

We are able to raise approximately 90% of our funds through the sale of ad space in our school calendar to area businesses. This project raises funds to purchase materials and tools for our schools without additional fundraising from the families in our district.  This is a tremendous resource for our schools!  Currently, our other fundraisers are the pre-packaged school supply kits and the memorial name plaques hanging in each school.

What Do We Do With Our Money?

The Foundation uses our funds to provide a variety of materials and projects that enhance the educational experience of the students in District 114. Has your child brought home a ceramic project from Anna McDonald? It was made in a kiln the Foundation purchased for the Art Department!  Has your child used the Study Island Software at the Junior High to reinforce the curriculum in their classroom?  This subscription was also purchased by the Foundation. Some of the many other resources we have been able to provide for our district in the past years include:

Classroom iPads

SMART Board Projectors

Junior High Scorer’s Table

Leveled-Reader Resource Library

$10,000 Grant for Jr. High Library Books

Physical Education Equipment

Math & Literacy Center Materials

Library Media Center Materials

Supplemental Curriculum Resources

The Foundation generally meets the third Thursday of each month, at 6 PM, in the Junior High Library, except when school is not in session.  Please refer to the school calendar for a complete meeting schedule.

Contact Kelly Honan for more information

(815) 478-7782 /




The Foundation is offering your business an opportunity to join our efforts by placing an ad in our annual fundraising calendar.  This calendar is distributed to each of the 800 families in the Manhattan School District free of charge.  This will guarantee your business name will be prominently displayed before all 800 families in the district all year long and demonstrates your support for education in our community!

We hope you consider promoting your business and supporting the schools of Manhattan through our calendar.  We are offering four levels of advertising to suit any business or organization. Click on our Ad Package Listing and Order Form below for details.  

Please return your order form and payment as soon as possible to:

Wilson Creek Elementary School

Manhattan Foundation

25440 S. Gougar Road

Manhattan, IL, 60442

Checks should be made payable to Manhattan Foundation.

For more information contact Kelly Honan at 815-478-7782 or

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School Supply Kit Pickup Event

   Wednesday, August 5, 2020

            4:00 - 6:00 PM

     Wilson Creek Elementary

           All Grade Levels


Contact Kelly at


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