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Day of Giving 2023

Thank you to the ACS Community for your inspiring support of the Day of Giving on October 3. 

As a result of your generosity, over $245,000 was donated by 228 donors to support our students and school! Updates on the challenges and giveaways are listed below. 


Help ACS secure an additional $100,000! Every donation to the ACS Fund on Oct. 3 will be matched dollar for dollar by generous alumni families, up to the first $100,000. Thank you to our generous alumni families for sponsoring this match: 
Lloyd “Chip” Fry, Alumnus Class of 1967
John and Karin Kukral, Alumnus Class of 1974
Neal and Jen Reenan, Alumni Parents and Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees
Martin and Catherine Slark, Alumni Parents and Honorary Trustee
Joel and Shannon Weinberger, Alumni Parents and Honorary Trustee
Challenge met! Thank you to the ACS community for your overwhelming support.
Winners of the following drawings will be contacted the week of October 9 to redeem their prizes. 
Early Bird SpecialThe first three donors on Oct. 3 will receive a special seahorse treat. Congratulations to the Means family, the Zhu/Wu family, and the Nuthakki family! 

Throwback TuesdayDid you make a gift to ACS on a prior Day of Giving? Make a gift on Oct. 3 for a chance to win an ACS crew neck sweatshirt. Winner: Jen Vaughan
Beginner's LuckMake your very first gift to the ACS Fund on Oct. 3 for a chance to win lunch for two with ACS Head of School Dr. Kirsty Montgomery in downtown Downers Grove. Winner: Peter Agapov 
Auction Tickets RaffleA gift to the ACS Fund on Oct. 3 enters you in a drawing to win two tickets to the ACS Auction on March 2, 2024! Winner: Carol Burrows
Alumni Class ChallengeWhich alumni class is the most spirited? Show your seahorse pride by making a gift in honor of your class or beloved teachers. Congratulations to the Class of 2023!
Race to the FinishThe Student Group with highest family participation at the end of the Day of Giving wins a special surprise for students.* Congratulations to the PreK 3 class for winning this challenge! Full results are below.
PreK 3: 100% 
PreK 4: 67%
Kindergarten: 67%
Group 1: 92%
Group 2: 73%
Group 3: 86%
Group 4: 85%
Group 5: 78%
Group 6: 68%
Group 7: 58%
Group 8: 67%
Update as of 10/4/2023
Premium Parking PassFamilies of Student Groups that reach 100% participation on or before Oct. 3 will be entered into a drawing for a one-day, reserved parking pass. One winner per Group!* PreK 3 Winner: The Jafri Family
Donor AppreciationDonate on or before Oct. 3 to receive a set of limited-edition bamboo/marble ACS coasters. Gifts will be mailed to homes in four to six weeks. 
Donors After Dark: Make a gift on Oct. 3 between 6 p.m. and midnight for a chance to win a cozy ACS basket perfect for fall. Winner: Nisha Gokhale and family
Recurring Rewards for AlumniAlumni and alumni families who sign up for monthly recurring gifts of $10 or more by Oct. 3 will be entered to win an ACS surprise subscription box delivered once each trimester in the 23-24 school year. 
BONUSIf ACS reaches 200 donors on the Day of Giving, every donor who makes a gift that day will be entered to win a $200 gift card to the new ACS spirit store! Challenge met! 228 donors supported the Day of Giving. Winner: The Buerki/Gilbert Family 

Questions? Contact the ACS Development Office at or (630) 969-0800.

*All ACS Fund donations from school families made 7/1/23 - 10/3/23 are counted in participation rates.