Franke Fund

Franke Family Fund
The Franke Family Fund was established in 2008 by Barbara, Richard, Katherine ’77 and Jane Franke ’80 to support programs that enhance students’ experiences during the academic year. The Fund encourages faculty to develop creative and unique ideas that are school-wide in scope, broad in interpretation and application, and significantly and positively impact the School community.

Past themes and one or more of the visitors contributing to each Franke Fund project are listed below.
18-19 "You Belong" theme featuring a number of workshops led by Studio Mangiameli.
17-18 Spinning Dot Theatre
15-16 "Upstanders" theme, Marjorie Agosin, Professor, Writer and Activist
13-14 "Food Theme," Bob Aiken, CEO, Feeding America
12-13 "Design Thinking," Design for America
11-12 "The History and Art Form of Tap Dance," Chicago Tap Theatre
10-11 "Storytelling Through Video," Filmmakers Mason Bendewald and Ben Kegan '05
09-10 "Poetry," Calef Brown, Poet, Author and Illustrator; Cin Salach, poet
08-09 "Woody Guthrie: Songs in the Key of Change"
North Shore Country Day School is a junior kindergarten through 12th grade, college-preparatory school founded in Winnetka, Illinois in 1919.  With rigorous academic pursuit as the cornerstone, North Shore provides many opportunities for all students to excel – in the classroom and the laboratory, on the stage and the playing field, in their communities and beyond.