Hello. I'm a 1982 graduate of Carl Schurz High School in Chicago. After graduating, I was afforded many opportunities to continue my education and work life, primarily because of the experience and people I was mentored by at Schurz. After having graduated college and graduate school and embarking on a career in public service, I was able to retire early a few years ago. I went back to Schurz to look for opportunities to give back. I learned that they have had many challenges in keeping the school a destination for neighboring students. The student population is less diverse and more low income than in the days that I attended. Yet, the students are hungry and determined to make something of themselves, despite the fact that the building, a designated Chicago Landmark, has serious physical issues and challenges, with plaster falling on top of students and desks in classrooms, in addition to a lack of basic resources that most schools take for granted. So many of us in the community formed the nonprofit 501c3 Friends of Schurz a few years back. We'd like to raise funds to obtain basic necessities like small scholarships for our students, almost all of whom are low income. Or maybe a field scoreboard for our athletic field, among other items. We'd be happy to discuss in further detail. Thank you.