The Alliance for Excellence is a non-profit foundation established to support excellence in teaching every aspect of every child within School District 65.

First iPads

The Alliance for Excellence funded the first iPads to be used in Lake Bluff schools. The "Increased Ingenuity with iPads" program was designed for all Kindergarten students to promote functional and creative learning. 

Music Programs

The Alliance for Excellence funded the purchase of 25 Tenor Ukuleles for 6th grade music students.  This pilot program afforded students the opportunity to learn to play string instruments and explore other world cultures.

First 3D Printer

The Alliance for Excellence brought affordable 3D printers to the classroom, allowing students to get their hands dirty designing and making 3D models, replacement parts, and unique gifts. 

Helping Lake Bluff teachers for over 25 years

The Alliance for Excellence awards grants directly to our incredible teachers and administrators in Lake Bluff District 65. Through our online grant application process, any teacher or administrator with an idea or needs that directly affect District 65 students, which does not fall under the District Budget, can apply.

To ensure that all requests fall within the scope of curriculum, each application is reviewed by the school’s Principal, the District’s Curriculum Coordinator and Director of Student Services, Technology and Assessment, and the Superintendent of Schools. It is then taken to the Alliance for Excellence Board of Directors for review and a vote. In general, if the request falls within the mission of the foundation, and we have the funds, we award the grant! 

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The 2017 Noyes Award Winners

This peer-nominated award was started in 1992 to recognizes 8th grade students who demonstrate strengths in: citizenship, attitude, service, leadership, and academics.

This past year we had a three-way tie. Congratulations to our award winning students:

Julia Birmingham, Matthew Birmingham, and Morgan Bielski.


“I can’t thank the Alliance for Excellence enough for their support of the arts programs at Lake Bluff Elementary.”
— Mrs. Susan Haugland, K-2 Music Teacher

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Alliance Invests in the Arts

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Alliance Improves Our Music Programs

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Alliance Fuels Innovation

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Alliance Brings New Technologies


Support innovative educational initiatives in Lake Bluff

As the educational foundation for Lake Bluff public schools, the Alliance users your donations to support innovative educational initiatives that improve the school experience of every Lake Bluff child. To continue bringing excellence to our schools, we ask for your continued support.

Help our children grow and support the Alliance.