30th Annual Dunes Classic

Competetive flighted 36-Hole Stroke Play event, featuring Men's and Women's divisions, with a Senior (65+) flight. Entry form can be found here.

May 16 & 17, 2015

4th Annual Gala

Our yearly DEF gala was better than ever this year, featuring the Chesterton Music Department and Mr. Wade Breitzke!

April 24, 2015


About Us

Mission

Throughout the year, directors and members work with Duneland educators, administrators, community members and businesses to share the story of the foundation and to increase grant opportunities for Duneland educators.

Overview

The Duneland Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial resources to enhance opportunities for educational experiences for all K - 12 students of the Duneland community.


Featured News

Anti-Bully Program

Throughout the year, directors and members work with Duneland educators, administrators, community members and businesses to share the story of the Foundation and to increase grant opportunities for Duneland educators.

CHS 5% Club

Chesterton High School hosted the 23rd annual 5% Club Banquet for 22 students of the 2012 senior class at the Water Bird Inn and Spa.

Foundation Gives Honorarium

The Duneland Education Foundation awarded Chesterton High School vocational student Kyle Gilbert, senior, with a monetary honorarium for his creation of a promotional video for the DEF. Kyle created his recording in the video production class at the Porter County Career Center in Valparaiso.

Acorn Grant Recipients

Brummitt Elementary

  • Pamela Moore & Kisten Saler Becoming a Reading Star with QAR

Westchester / Liberty Intermediate

  • Maureen Hurst Prevent Bullying Now
  • Ryan Levan Explore with Astronauts

Chesterton High School

  • Doug Pishkur & Cindy Hesemann Helping in School, the Community, and Beyond
  • Kayla Vodnoy Transforming the World Language Classroom to Nurture Effective Foreign Language Communicators
  • Michael Whistler Learning Explosion
  • Karla Wilson Extended Hours Media Center
  • Janna Carney One Book, One School

Duneland Schools

  • Dianna Whitman Mr. Mojo
  • Geof Benson Frog in the Bog & Day Camp Dunes Learning Center
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Meet the Team

Welcome

  • President Brandon Kroft
  • Vice President David Brendza
  • Treasurer Edward Schoenfelt
  • Secretary Joan Glasser
  • Member Dana Carrillo
  • Member Lukas Cohen
  • Member TJ Holsen
  • Member Cris Petro
  • Member Kevin Zeck

Michael Anton

Has always been focused on servicing not only his clients but the communities in which he works. He is President of Anton Insurance Agency and an active board member of the Duneland YMCA and Duneland Education Foundation. Michael enjoys participating in the Foundation's Derby Downs and has sponsored horses in the past and plans to in the years to come.

Daniel Keilman

Served as a teacher for four years, a counselor for two years, and a principal for 31 years. His wife is a retired Duneland teacher and his daughter is currently teaching there. He is the father of three other children. Administrators, teachers, and staff are committed to Duneland school excellence. DEF can help them make a difference for its students!

Kristin Kroeger

Has nearly twenty years of experience in managing change and leading transformational projects in the financial services industry. These projects have been concentrated in merger integration, sales management, client information, and communication training. Kristin’s success in these roles has been bolstered by her inherent ability to modify business practices through the use of technology.