What It Is
The Illinois High School Activities Foundation (IHSAF) is a non-for-profit corporation dedicated to recognizing academic and interscholastic achievements by high school students in Illinois. The Foundation is currently in the process of soliciting private and corporate contributions to help carry out the mission of the corporation. All contributions to the Illinois High School Activities Foundation are tax-deductible.
Across America millions of high school students participate in interscholastic competition each year. More than 350,000 young men and women represent their high schools in IHSA athletic and activity programs ranging from basketball to debate. Research over many years shows that students who participate in high school athletic or activity programs achieve higher grade point averages, miss fewer days of school, score higher on standardized tests, and are more self-confident.
The IHSA Foundation was established to raise funds to support the students within the State of Illinois who participate in high school athletics and activities as members of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA).
The Foundation supports:
- Student-athletes who are in need of financial assistance in order to pursue higher education with the intent to serve as teachers, coaches, and/or officials
- Leadership and diversity events such as the IHSA All-State banquet and IHSA student leadership team efforts
- The growth and expansion of official licensure and retention to sustain opportunities for athletics and activities for Illinois students
IHSAF Annual Golf Outing
The IHSAF Golf Outing is held every year in June. Information and Registration Form.
How You Can Make A Contribution
Cash — The most common gift is made by way of a check to the Illinois High School Activities Foundation.
Securities — Common stock or other securities are appropriate gifts to be transferred to the Illinois High School Activities Foundation.
Real Property — The Illinois High School Activities Foundation will receive gifts of real estate, including land, personal residences and commercial properties.
Corporate Matching Funds — By this method a company and its employees would share in enriching the programs of the Foundation.
Download this PDF to fill out and send with your contribution
Mail your contribution to:
Illinois High School Activities Foundation
2715 McGraw Dr.
Bloomington, IL 61704-6011