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Hilltopper Fund Cabinet

George & Dani Smiley

Parent Chairs
Adam & Christine Jaworski

Upper School Chairs

Scott Richardson & Jennifer Bellini

Middle School Chairs
Richard & Rhonda Dwyer

Lower School Chairs
Patrick & Shannon Ford

Alumi Chair
Rehan Zaid ‘07

Faculty and Staff Chair
Jim Kidston


Marnie Kut
Director of Development
847 695-0309 ext 226

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What is a Hilltopper?

Hilltoppers are students who are

secure in themselves,

disciplined in their thinking,

creative in their collaboration,

compassionate toward others,

and dedicated in their efforts.

Elgin Academy recognizes that these are the characteristics that are critical for achievement in school and will create a pathway for success in life. Under the guidance of our dedicated faculty and staff, these qualities are instilled in our students and they become Hilltoppers. Join us in supporting the Hilltopper Fund. Your contribution will make an immediate and enriching impact.

"Finn learns from and is inspired by his classmates when they share their skills and interests at Elgin Academy. The teachers and the students become a team and learn together."

Patrick Ford & Shannon Ford
Parents of Finn 2029

"We came to Elgin Academy looking for an environment that encouraged hands-on learning and the ability to experience and explore. We found that, and more. We have become part of a family that supports each other"

Richard & Rhonda Dwyer
Parents of Rachel 2017 and Reagan 2025

"Every member of the Elgin Academy community is there through trials and triumphs."

Scott Richardson & Jennifer Bellini
Parents of Isabella 2016 and Alex 2021

"Jackson and Connor have thrived in an environment that enhances the excellent academics with enlightening and enriching experiences"

Adam Jaworski & Christine Jaworski
Parents of Jackson 2015 and Connor 2018