Director of Community Relations

Dani (Danielle) Brink

Department Phone: (630) 530-3989

District 88 Foundation

The District 88 Foundation is a member of the Partnership for Inspired Education (PIE) Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that serves public school students in District 88, Addison School District 4, School District 45 and Salt Creek School District 48.

Founded in 2009, PIE is designed to be the foundation that supports a long-term partnership with the community, businesses, schools and, most importantly, the children served. For more information about PIE, go to

Contact information
Dani Brink, District 88 Director of Community Relations, 630-209-2704

"Foundation for a Strong Education" column
The Foundation for a Strong Education column provides an inside look into mini-grants provided by the District 88 Foundation for staff members to implement instructional opportunities that benefit District 88 students. This feature shares how these mini-grants are making a positive difference at Addison Trail and Willowbrook to build futures for our students and help accomplish District 88’s mission of working for the continuous improvement of student achievement. To read the columns, click the link below.

"Foundation for a Strong Education" column

The Grainger Foundation

TMA Education Foundation

Staff mini-grants
Staff Mini-Grants

Consider donating today
To support the enrichment of students through the District 88 and PIE foundations, mail your tax-deductible contribution to:

PIE Foundation
P.O. Box 5438
Villa Park, IL 60181

Donations also may be made securely online by clicking here.

Matching Gifts: Your gift might be multiplied with a matching gift from your/your spouse’s employer. See the Human Resources Department for the appropriate form, and return it with your contribution. The PIE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Funds raised by the foundations have been used to support students in the following areas

  • Supporting the Addison Trail Freshmen Future Focus Initiative Trip to Madison, Wis.
  • Buying microphones for SMART music labs at Addison Trail
  • Supporting the Mindprints Literary Magazine at Willowbrook
  • Subsidizing Advanced Placement (AP) tests
  • Supporting the Freshmen Cohort Team Building Camps
  • Providing financial support for textbooks and summer camps
  • Contributing to “Author in the House” district-wide program
  • Providing mini-grants for staff to develop instructional opportunities to benefit students