About Us

The Glenview Education Foundation, more commonly known as GEF, is a non-profit, volunteer-driven fundraising organization of District 34 parents who believe incremental private funding is critical for supporting a high performing public school district. Since being established in 2001, the GEF has invested more than $2,000,000 to fund innovative and high impact pilot programs across District 34. 

​Meet the GEF Board


Executive Committee

Committee Members

  • Diane Bilcer

  • Becky Borree

  • Mandy Dombai

  • Lindsay Ferber

  • Cynthia Garcia

  • Jim Garcia

  • Susie Garman

  • Jason Garrett

  • Amanda Gordon

  • Priya Harjani

  • Betsy Nelson

  • Kai Oputa

  • Dana Palmer
  • Libby Peschke

  • Lisa Peters-Beumer

  • Chris Rettig

  • Michelle Rupprecht

  • Kellie Sadens

  • Patricia Scarampi

  • Sonia Shah

  • Tejal Shah

  • Kathy Sukenik

  • Dan Toy

  • Jill Wachter

  • Rebecca Zappoli

Advisory Board

  • Jennifer Havill

  • Megan McClung

  • Shiva Mohsenzadeh

  • Megan Spathis


  • Dane Delli, D34

  • Brian Engle, D34

  • Cathy Kedjidjian, D34

  • James Dolan, BOE

  • John Heggie, BOE

  • Nan Ross-Meridith, GEA

Join the Board


GEF could not exist without District 34 parent volunteers! Consider joining the board and becoming a part of what makes District 34 so special.


Each spring we begin recruiting board members to fill various roles the following school year. Contact us to learn more about joining the board, what it entails, and roles that may interest you. 

Contact GEF to find out more.