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Superintendent Ray Lechner Honored Through New Ray of Light Fund

The D39 Educational Foundation proudly announces the Ray of Light Fund in honor of Superintendent Dr. Ray Lechner at his retirement. The fund celebrates Dr. Lechner’s background, support, and advocacy of special education and inclusion programming over his 20-year tenure. Dr. Lechner’s steadfast encouragement of all students to learn and grow together not only strengthened the Wilmette community throughout all six of D39’s schools, but also positively impacted children to be advocates for one another throughout their lives.

Foundation President Linda McKenzie honors Dr. Lechner.

The Ray of Light Fund was designed to support and enhance inclusion efforts by encouraging positive, mutually respectful educational experiences to inspire students of all needs and abilities to learn alongside one another while fostering positive relationships. The fund will sponsor a variety of programs to benefit all D39 students, staff, and the Wilmette community to continue the inclusion efforts Dr. Lechner enriched during his time as Superintendent.

The D39 Educational Foundation endowed the Ray of Light Fund with $5,000, not only to honor his leadership but also to recognize his impact and influence as a member of the Foundation board. All contributions to the Ray of Light Fund will be directed towards these efforts.

If you would like to donate to this fund in honor of Dr. Lechner’s retirement, please click here.

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