The Glenview Education Foundation, more commonly known as the 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

  • Shiva Mohsenzadeh, Chair

  • Julie Moon, Vice-Chair/
    Communications Chair

  • Alison Beitzel, Treasurer

  • Maria Gordon, Co-treasurer

  • Diane Bilcer, Grants Chair

  • Megan Share, Secretary

  • Anne Burke, Fundraising Chair

  • Cynthia Garcia, Past Chair


Committee Members

  • Markela Cici

  • Lindsay Ferber

  • Jim Garcia

  • Catherine Gray

  • Priya Harjani

  • Jennifer Havill

  • JD Lathrop

  • Megan McClung

  • Dana Palmer

  • Lisa Peters-Beumer

  • Danielle Porte

  • Lori Poticha

  • Chris Rettig

  • Patricia Scarampi

  • Sonia Shah

  • Megan Spathis

  • Kathy Sukenik

  • Dan Toy

  • Elyce Ventura

  • Jill Wachter

Advisory Board

  • Meg Costigan

  • Allie Lippert

  • Scott Nelson

  • Mike Zimmermann


  • Dane Delli, D34

  • Brian Engle, D34

  • Cathy Kedjidjian, D34

  • Katie Jones, 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.

About Us

© 2019 Glenview Education Foundation, District 34

PO Box 373
Glenview, IL 60025


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