To ensure that there will always be funding to enhance the quality of education for Genoa-Kingston students, the Education Foundation created a permanent endowment fund. This unique sculpture, located in the commons area of the new Genoa-Kingston High School, stands as a testimonial to the dedication of our community towards the education of our youth.

Plaques can be purchased on the Wall to memorialize a loved one, or by businesses, individuals, alumni, or clubs who support the students of our school district. Money raised from Donor Wall contributions create an Endowment Fund that is managed by a professional investment team. Each year, the board of directors uses a portion of the accumulated interest to fund mini-grants that benefit our students. By using only the interest, your gift will continue to serve the schools and students for years to come. Donations are accepted in any amount and plaques are available when the pledge is $1000 to $15,000.


Our objectives are simple and straightforward:

  • To serve donors in achieving their philanthropic objectives in supporting education
  • To provide funding to enhance educational programming in the Genoa-Kingston school district
  • To create and build a lasting source of revenue to benefit the Genoa-Kingston school district and our future, which is our children


List of Donors

Donor Wall Platinum

Genoa-Kingston Education Foundation salutes the Quinn family and the following companies who contributed to the donor wall at the highest level:

In loving memory of Clifford and Jeanne Quinn
Their Children

Resource Bank
"It is thinking that makes what we read ours." - John Locke

The National Bank & Trust Company
Service Strength Solutions Since 1867

Citizens First National Bank
Serving our communities since 1865

Donor Wall Gold

Genoa-Kingston Education Foundation gratefully thanks the Walter Family who contributed to the donor wall at the Gold level.

In Loving Memory Of Our Sons,
Matthew and Eric Walter

Donor Wall Silver

Genoa-Kingston Education Foundation gratefully thanks the Hill Family, friends of Margy, and the following organizations that contributed to the donor wall at the Silver level:

In Memory of Mary Margaret Hill
March 14, 1941 - June 22, 2011

Township Of Genoa
Est. May 18, 1835

Ney Grange #1845 - Patrons of Husbandry
Community Service Since 1929

Donor Wall Bronze

Genoa-Kingston Education Foundation gratefully thanks the
following who contributed to the donor wall at the Bronze level:

Class of 1966
Jack Lampard
1948 - 1990

Class of 1977
Russell Lampard
1959 - 20__

Dekalb County Community Foundation

Hill's Tap

Scordato Family
Leisure Woods, Inc.
Kingston Mini Storage

Donor Wall Copper

Genoa-Kingston Education Foundation gratefully thanks the following families who contributed to the donor wall at the Copper level:

Rebecca B. Baer

The Tobinson Family

Azon Family

Donor Wall Cogs

Genoa-Kingston Education Foundation gratefully thanks the following families, companies and individuals who contributed to the donor wall at the Cog level:

Donald and Frances Chaplin

Dr. & Mrs. Donald Miller

Genoa Lions Club
In Honor of Members Past, Present, and Future

Melvin and LaVerne Jarvis

The Galauner Family
Greg, Dani-Jo, Jacob, Gabrielle and Julianne

The Suchy Family
"With great pride, we support our G-K school district."

In Celebration of Education
Orrin & Dorothy Merritt, Their Children & Families

Janet and Earl Tischler, in memory of Johnny

Genoa - Kingston Alumni Association

Ken and Gerry Clucas

Janis (Keller) Rader, Class of '66

Vernon & Helen Stoffregen

Donated by Rance Rada in Memory of my dad George

I.B.C.A. Hall of Fame, Elmer Hughes, Jean Hughes

Bob & Mary Schaack

Davenport School

"Thanks for the memories" - Coach Dave and Connie Russell

David and Carol Quenett - S & A Maintenance Sevices Inc.

Dan & Sharon Duval and Familes

David & Barbara Rood

Pat and Bill Murray

Bruce Barger, GKHS Principal, 1965 - 1974

In Memory of Bill, Reba, & Billy Turner

In Loving Memory, Red Lyle

In Memory of Lorene R. Davis

In Memory of Gilbert W. Memmen

American Legion, Bayard Brown Post #337, Genoa Illinois

"Honoring all who served"
Genoa American Legion Auxiliary -Bayard Brown Unit #337

In Memory of Marlene E. Barnes

Melvin "Curly" & Elsie Sanford

In Memory of John E. Brockman, 1948 - 1970, Class of 1966

The Belvidere National Bank & Trust Company

Briody Enterprises, Inc.
"Developing Our Youth Today for a Better Future Tomorrow"

David and Jeanne Burrows

Mr. & Mrs. James A. Seyller & Family

Dale and Deb Pelley

Ron, Kristin, Hailie and Hilary Fowler

Tom & Louise Hoffman

Genoa - Kingston Education Association

In Memory of Gordon Ray Anderson, Class of 1973
The Anderson Family

Kenneth & Bonnie Yocum Family

Sue, Tim Jessica, Erin, and Jacob Loy
Class of 1976-'95-'98-2000

Greg and Sherry Chandler

In Memory of Jeanette Hill Nicholson
Class of 1935

In Memory of Harlyn "Porky" Nicholson - Class of 1933

Marilyn & Marlin Chaplin

Donald and Frances Chaplin

In Memory of Al Shirvis

In honor of the Slaters
One of Genoa's early families - Barbara J. Slater Isoz


Other Memorial Donations

Genoa-Kingston Education Foundation is thankful to the friends and families who made donations to honor the memory of:

Class of 1964

In Memory of Helen Brockman - Teacher

In Memory of John Corson

In Memory of Fred Marx

In Memory of Daniel Koch

In Memory of Earl Tischler

In Memory of Margie Tiffany - Teacher

In Memory of Kathy Burgess


Pledge Levels

Platinum $15,000 3" X 6" Plate
Gold $7,500 3" X 3" Plate
Silver $5,000 Cobblestone
Bronze $3,000 Laurel Leaf
Copper $2,000 1.5" X 3" Plate
Cog $1,000 1" X 3" Plate

Donations are accepted in any amount and plaques are available with a pledge of $1000 to $15,000.