Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Welcome Old and New Friends of Fine Arts


We are excited to start a new year supporting the students involved in the excellent Fine Arts programs at Downers Grove South.  Each year, we raise significant funds which help student scholarships, special programs, and other opportunities to expand our students' interests in the Fine Arts.

We had more than half (!) of our board 'graduate out' last year so please consider joining the Friends of Fine Arts Board.  The time commitment is minimal; one one-hour meeting a month and you decide your other levels of involvement.  We are looking for fresh ideas and support for the events we run each year.  Our next meeting is Monday, October 1, 7 PM and DGS HS, Room B124.  

If you want to lend a hand with fundraisers or events, please sign up here ( or send an email to the address below. 

Also, your financial support is always welcome.  We've expanded our thank-you gifts so please consider a donation.  You can find our Membership form here.

If you have questions, please email at or call/text me at 331-645-1242

Thanks for your support, 

Brian Allendorfer

Monday, March 26, 2018


Student Artists and Musicians:

If you are interested in continuing your fine arts studies this summer at a music or art camp, but need financial assistance to attend, please consider applying for a scholarship from Friends of Fine Arts, which annually supports over $3,000 in summer study grants to student musicians and artists.

To be considered, your application must be submitted by April 23, 2018.. The Summer Study grant application is on a Google form, completely paperless.. You can complete the form here:  
FOFA SUMMER STUDY GRANT APPLICATION.  You must be logged in with your District 99 e-mail to access and utilize the form.

Questions about the application process? Please ask Mr. Williams, Downers Grove South Fine Arts Department Chairman at

We are pleased to announce our annual “Scholarship Dough” fundraiser, offering Savory Foods fresh cookie dough, gourmet caramel corn, and many other delicious treats!

This sale is a very important fundraiser. All proceeds support scholarships, which are open to all Fine Arts students. To help us reach our financial goal, we are asking every participant to sell at least one unit.  

●     Each unit costs $15.
●     Your name and program (orchestra, art, band or choir) must appear on the order form with a parent or guardian cell/text number.
●     Collect payments with your orders.
●     Please make all checks payable to Downers Grove South Fine Arts.
●     Orders are due on or before March 19th.
●     Product Delivery day is Tuesday, April 24th. No storage is available. All orders must be picked up between 2:00pm and 6:00pm.
If you have any questions, please contact Glenn Williams at  

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Hello DGS Mustang Families,

Join us at our restaurant for a fundraiser to support Friends Of
Fine Arts. Just come in to the Chipotle at 1203 W. Ogden
Avenue in Downers Grove on Tuesday, March 20th from
4:00pm to 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your
smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to
make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Friends
Of Fine Arts.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

2017 Friends of the Fine Arts Poinsettia Sale

Student Fundraising Opportunity

Decorate your home and the Downers Grove South Holiday Concert by purchasing a beautiful high quality, six- to eight-bloom red poinsettia plant, delivered directly from the grower. Each plant is $12 and can be picked up at the conclusion of the concert on December 7, 2017

Alternate pickup option is December 9th during the school day, in the DGS Fine Arts office, B-122
(or special arrangements can be made by contacting Julie Baker at or 630-750-1466

Order deadline is Thursday, November 28th.

Stop by the Fine Arts office for an order form or click here.

Thanks for supporting this FOFA fundraiser! (Note: Music students earn $4/plant for the 2nd, 3rd, etc. poinsettia sold.)