The Summit Hill Educational Foundation, otherwise known as "SHEF," is a not-for-profit organization established in 2006 for the Summit Hill School District 161, serving grades Pre-K through 8th grade in the communities of Tinley Park, Frankfort, and Mokena, IL. Our volunteer board is comprised of district parents, teacher liaisons, and administrative representatives from the district and school board. The mission of the foundation is to creatively generate financial support to enrich and enhance the opportunities and educational experiences of Summit Hill School District 161 students.

Schools We Serve

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20100 S. Spruce Drive
Frankfort, IL 60423  


Throughout the year, SHEF raises money through various events and fundraisers in order to fund school projects that are beyond the school district's budget that greatly aid and enhance the learning process in our classrooms. SHEF also assists with funding district grants that help with the improvement of technology throughout our district schools. Since our inception in 2006, SHEF has awarded over $1 million to our district schools to support all our students.



Beyond our fundraising activities, SHEF depends on the generous support of individuals and businesses like you! Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Summit Hill Educational Foundation.

You may send a check to:
Summit Hill Educational Foundation
20100 S. Spruce Drive
Frankfort, IL 60423



Volunteers Are Always Needed!

We are looking for volunteers to serve on fundraising, communications, events, and other committees. Depending upon your individual interests and your schedule, we have varied opportunities and plenty of work-from-home options. SHEF also offers the opportunity for you to donate your time or special talents towards a specific project. If you'd like to learn more about volunteering for SHEF, please send us an email.

Interested in Joining the Foundation?

Are you the type of person who likes to be involved in giving back to the community and helping our district students? Then this is the organization for you!

We are always looking for new parents and community members to join our board of directors. We welcome new directors who can bring a variety of experiences and ideas that will help enrich the educational opportunities in our district. If you would like more information about our foundation, please contact us.


Would you like to join us at a meeting to see what we do?

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"The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others." -DeAnn Hollis