Indian Prairie Educational FoundationEnriching Education for District 204 Students

Team IPEF

Since 2014, Team IPEF has welcomed 538 staff, parents, alumni and community members who have participated as charity partners in the Healthy Driven Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon.  Runners have raised $480,000 in the past four years to help enrich education for 33 Indian Prairie School District 204 schools and the STEPS program.

$204,000 has gone directly back to schools thanks to a unique fundraising opportunity that allows runners to designate a school to receive half of the funds raised.  Remaining dollars help support IPEF funded district wide initiatives including Teacher Grants, Young Hearts for Life and the Annual Fine Arts Festival.

HISTORY
2014 – 31 runners raised $32,000

2015 – 108 runners raised $98,000
2016 – 255 runners raised $171,000
2017 – 335 runners raised $178,000
2018 – See who’s already signed up to run

$1000 CLUB
Congratulations to our alumni runners who raised more than $1000 in a single season with Team IPEF.

Karen Altekruse – Hill Middle School (2017)
Jason Altenbern – Gombert Elementary (2015)
Beth Beedles – Patterson Elementary (2015, 2016)
Renay Biehl – Fry Elementary (2015)
Kristine Black – Prairie Children Preschool (2014, 2015)
Mary Blessing – Brookdale Elementary (2015)
Venu Cherukuri – Peterson Elementary (2015)
Michael Chung – Waubonsie Valley High School (2016)
Sharon Cody – Graham Elementary (2015)
Martha Conway – Patterson Elementary (2015)
Kim Dolan – Spring Brook Elementary (2015, 2016)
Megan Dougherty – Waubonsie Valley High School (2015)
Carey Beth Harry – Still Middle School (2015)
Amy Hoffmann – Gregory Middle School (2016)
Kim Horn – Gregory Middle School (2016)
Nancy Fister – Steck Elementary (2014)
Stacey Johnson – Builta Elementary & Gregory Middle School (2015, 2016)
Josh Kaminsky – Metea Valley High School (2017)

Krista Kelch – Gombert Elementary (2015)
Jackie Kohorn – Spring Brook Elementary (2014, 2017)
Mohan Kumar – Metea Valley High School (2017)
Steven Lome – Peterson Elementary ( 2016, 2017)
Laura MacLeod – Young Elementary (2017)
Vivian Makropoulos – Gregory Middle School (2014)
Dawn Malartsik – Young Elementary (2015)
Jon Malartsik – Young Elementary (2015)

Bob McBride – Neuqua Valley High School (2015, 2016)
Shelly Menendez – Kendall Elementary (2017)
Lily Mertes – Georgetown Elementary (2014)
Todd Mertz – Neuqua Valley High School (2015)
Heidi Miller – Patterson Elementary (2017)
Ryan Morris – Patterson Elementary (2015)

Janet Petruzzi – Builta Elementary (2015)
Cathy Piehl – Indian Plains (2016)
Elizabeth Pohlman – Steck Elementary (2017)
Karen Popovich – Metea Valley High School (2017)
Mike Raczak – Watts Elementary (2015)
Susan Rasmus – Metea Valley High School (2016)
Mike Rossi – Neuqua Valley High School (2014)
Amy Scott – Still Middle School (2015)
Patty Smith – STEPS (2014)
Jason Stipp – Waubonsie Valley High School (2014)
Terry Sullivan – Georgetown Elementary, Waubonsie Valley High School (2014, 2015, 2017)
Mark Thompson – Metea Valley High School (2015)
Rich Vine – Longwood Elementary (2016, 2017)

RUN IN 2018
Registration for Team IPEF 2018 is now open.  Participants have the choice to run either the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon or 5K on Sunday, October 21, 2018.  Deadline for sign-up is April 16, 2018.

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