2019-2020 Funding Initiatives
Our landmark ETHS Auditorium is a stately performance venue treasured by the entire school and the broader Evanston community. It is home to theater productions, concerts, graduation ceremonies, lectures and countless events that reach a diverse range of students, families, staff and guests. This year, the ETHS Foundation is undertaking a major initiative to transform the outdated infrastructure in the fourteen hundred seat facility. The current lighting and sound systems date back to the opening of the Auditorium in 1958, predating the digital age by decades. Adding state-of-the-art digital sound and lighting equipment will dramatically improve productions and programs, providing enhanced acoustics and lighting design that match the caliber of our exceptional student performances. The auditorium also serves as a learning space and students interested in stage production careers who will now have the opportunity to work with the latest technology. Advancements like this vastly improve the student experience and would not be possible if it were not for the generosity of our alumni, parents and friends who value the ETHS experience for all students.
ETHS alum pledges $330,000 for new Wellness & Performance Center
The Evanston Township High School Foundation announced it has received a pledge of $330,000 in support of a new strength and conditioning center. The gift comes from Michael B. Arrington, ETHS graduate of the Class of 1961 and former varsity football player.
When it opens in the fall, the new facility will be named the Michael B. Arrington Wellness & Performance Center. "All of us at ETHS are truly grateful to Mike Arrington," said ETHS District 202 Superintendent Eric Witherspoon. “His generosity will benefit all students as we expand our wellness and athletic opportunities.”
Evanston Township High School 202 Educational Foundation
1600 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201