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Welcome to The NSSEO Foundation, Inc.,
a 501 (c)(3) Organization

The Foundation was established in December of 1991 and recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1993. The organizations purpose is to secure and channel resources to support and promote the educational programs and services for students served by the Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization. Funding includes Memorial Donations, Change for Kids (Staff), Corporate Grant Giving, Entertainment Book Sales, Spring Showcase of Arts and Crafts, and NSSEO “Garage Sale” technology recycling.

The NSSEO Foundation is pleased to have provided support for many “mini-grant” projects including:

  • Tactile graphics technology and amplification systems for students with visual or hearing challenges.
  • Multisensory literacy materials to bring literature alive for our students with the most significant disabilities.
  • Vocational projects to build job skills.
  • Full spectrum lighting to improve the learning environment for students with autism.
  • Computerized devices to provide voices for children who do not speak.
  • Software to generate therapy exercise programs for families to use at home.

Board of Directors

Lynn Davis | President
LuAnn Kelly | Vice President
Sue Ramstedt | Treasurer
John Kurth | Secretary
Bob Hess | Director
Cindy Marcinkowski | Director
Jim Platt | Director
Linda Sohn | Director
Sandy Neumann | Director

Mini-Grants ↓

Mini-Grants for 2015-2016

2015-2016 Mini-Grant Applications are now being accepted through September 30, 2015.

2015-2016 Mini Grant Application →

Donations ↓


Memorial gifts and donations are tax deductible and can be made by requesting an envelope from the Foundation at nsseofoundation@nsseo.org or the NSSEO Central Office at 799 W. Kensington Road, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056.


Give us a call at 847-463-8100.

Spring Showcase↓

Spring Showcase


The NSSEO Foundation is  pleased to announced the 44th annual Spring Showcase of Arts and Crafts.
March 5 and 6, 2016
Kirk School
520 S Plum Grove Road
Palatine IL

Contact | showcase@nsseo.org

Application and Registration Information →





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