G of C News
On Saturday June 1st, we will be hosting an Electronics Recycling Drive in the Lace School parking lot from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. We will partner with Elgin Recycling to enable Darien and surrounding communities to conveniently drop off any unwanted electronic devices. Click here for information and list of accepted items.
New and coming to Borse Park in Willowbrook, The Sound Music Fest, on Friday June 28, 2013. Teens must complete an application with the Indian Prairie Public Library for entrance. Click here for more complete information.
2013 Carl Vuillaume Scholarship winners from Hinsdale South High School were awarded at the Thespian Banquet on May 21. The winners are: 1st place - Maura Carr, 2nd place - Paige Perconti, and 3rd place tie - Stephanie Hart and Kelly Rocks.
Arbor Day 2013 was held on Friday April 26th, at 10:30 a.m. at Smart Oaks Park in Darien. Four trees were planted in memory of Hunter Himes, Cory Michael Lyell, Tom Sarwark, and Dorothy & Edward Miller. Lace School and Cass Jr. High raised butterflies, which were released during the ceremony. Almost 300 school children attended this celebration. Thank you also to Kohl's of Elmhurst for providing volunteers to help[ make treat bags for all of the students. We couldn't have done it without you!
"Regifting: A Benefit Concert" was created by the talented HSHS Senior Maura Carr and sponsored by theater teacher, Pamela Baker-Karnstedt. Students from both Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South theater departments put on an amazing performance on Friday, April 12th. Almost $4,000 was raised for the Foundation by these talented students.
Prior years "Lobby Shots" were sold for $15 each. If you would still like to purchase lobby shot photos, please contact Pamela Baker-Karnstedt at HSHS. Thank you to all who came out that night and enjoyed the show.
The G of C has an ongoing financial grant program. For further information about this opportunity, contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The life of Carl Vuillaume was truly a gift to all those who came in contact
with him. To keep on giving in his memory, “The Gift of Carl Foundation” has
been started. Throughout his life, Carl was encouraged to pursue many interests
and he learned how to have fun in all sorts of diverse activities.
his favorite pastime, and he recognized that you play sports, play instruments, play outside,
and act in plays. Carl touched many people in
his short life through his spirit and smile, and taught us all
to enjoy the here and now.
The Foundation is dedicated to the enhancement of educational opportunities
in the areas that provided Carl the greatest joy:
Please visit the other pages of this site to learn about our charitable
activities, fund-raising events, and how to contribute to the cause.
The Gift of Carl Foundation is a Not for Profit Corporation, 501(c)(3),
and all donations are tax deductible.
In memory of Carl Alan Vuillaume, the mission of The Gift of Carl Foundation, as approved by its board of directors, is to provide awareness and educational opportunities in the fields of Theater Arts, Literacy, Music and Environmental Education. All programs of the Corporation shall support that mission, and all who work for or on behalf of the Corporation shall understand and be loyal to that mission and purpose.
The Gift of Carl Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1161
Westmont, Illinois 60559