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.)


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Welcome Old and New Friends of the Fine Arts!


We are excited to start a new year supporting the excellent Fine Arts programs at Downers Grove South.  Each year, we raise significant funds which help in 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 always looking for fresh ideas and support for the events we run each year.  Our first meeting is Monday, September 10th, 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

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Contribute to Beautiful Music and Promote your Business

Dear Friends of District 99 Orchestra, 
We are very fortunate to live in a community that supports the fine arts. We have a wonderful orchestra program in District 99 that is attended by over one hundred students from Downers Grove and the surrounding areas of Westmont, Woodridge, and Darien. On May 5th, the District will host the Orchestra Banquet at Downers Grove North. The purpose of the banquet is to recognize the amazing work and accomplishments of these students, and honor the graduating seniors. This event is attended by more than two hundred Downers Grove area orchestra students, their families, school administrators and faculty.
A highlight of the banquet is our Gift Basket Auction. These gift baskets are made up of donations from our local businesses and residents. We are asking our local businesses to donate products, gift certificates, vouchers for services, or promotional items (t-shirts, mugs, etc). We will bundle these items together into themed baskets. Your business will be acknowledged in the evening’s program as well as via the Fine Arts Boosters’ websites which are published for the entire Fine Arts community of more than 2000 students and their families in the District 99 area.  
The proceeds of this auction cover expenses that fall outside the regular budget like repairing loaner instruments to keep our program strong for many years to come.
To make a donation or for more details, please contact Brian for pick-up at 331-645-1242 or email You can also mail donations directly to Glen Williams, D99 Fine Arts Dept. Chair,   Downers Grove South High School, 1436 Norfolk Street, Downers Grove, IL  60516
Thank you so much for your support!

The District 99 Orchestra Fund Raising Committee