March Is Scholarship Application Month – March 2016



U‐46 school district students, who have been recommended by their counselor or
another school administrator, are encouraged to apply for a Wisdom Family Foundation Scholarship.   The scholarship provides funding for higher education expenses, offers an incentive to students who have

overcome difficult circumstances and encourages their commitment to learning.

Check eligibility and submission requirements here.



Boys & Girls Club of Elgin Supporter – December 2015


We are delighted to be a Boys & Girls Club of Elgin supporter and help them in their mission to be the leader in youth development programs and serve over 2,000 Elgin-area youths as well as be a Great Futures Gala fundraiser sponsor.

IMG_1544-12815Last December, we were visited by some of the young members of the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin. They thanked us for our support and sang a variety of holiday songs to us.

Food For Greater Elgin Hunger Partner – 2015


We are proud to be a Food For Greater Elgin Hunger Partner and support their efforts to serve low income residents in Elgin, South Elgin, and East Dundee where individuals and families in need can receive meat, fresh produce, dairy, deli and shelf stable items. Food For Greater Elgin serves 1,200 families each month.

Change for Hunger Challenge – October 2015

SOuth Elgin High School


Last year, the Wisdom Family Foundation matched South Elgin High School’s Change for Hunger contributions to fight hunger in the community. Change for Hunger was an Elgin-area food challenge fundraiser sponsored by Food For Greater Elgin and in partnership with Elgin Area School District U-46.

Kane County Bar Association Turning Point Juvenile Diversion Program Grant – September 2015

Kane CountyWe are thrilled to be a grantor to the Kane County Bar Association’s Turning Point Juvenile Diversion Program.

Their Turning Point Juvenile Diversion Program is an early intervention program that offers first time offenders an opportunity to divert from Juvenile Court processing, “with the completion of the program’s requirements.”  Turning Point addresses today’s issues by providing current education on drug trends, risk taking behaviors and its consequences.

The Kane County Bar Association is a professional legal organization whose membership includes over 1200 attorneys, judges, paralegals and students

Click here to learn more about the Turning Point Juvenile Diversion Program


Wisdom Family Foundation Awards Scholarships to Fourteen U-46 High School Seniors – May 2015

Elgin, IL- The Wisdom Family Foundation, supporter of sustainable initiatives for children and families in the greater Elgin area, awarded fourteen U-46 high school seniors with $1,500.00 Wisdom Family Foundation scholarships to be used towards higher education expenses. The recipients are:

Larkin Student Recipients

Paul Preston, Vice President of Sales at Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide and Larkin’s College Coordinator Brittney Walker with the 7 Wisdom Family Foundation scholarship recipients from Larkin High School

Bartlett HS :  Alazee Bey
Larkin HS: Hernan Ramirez-Chevez; Jenna Nacht;  Jeong-Mee Mok-Morrison;
Dulcy Walbridge; Brittany Brannon; Genelle Ortiz; Trenten Jackson
South Elgin HS: Tiffany Kroll; Robert Valdez-Withrow; John Hansen
Elgin HS: Lorena Villagomez
Streamwood HS: Aaliya Winters; Khatiya Phommavong

In order to qualify for this scholarship, candidates must meet specific application criteria including being recommended by their school’s guidance counselor, submitting a written essay, obtaining a letter of recommendation as well as providing acceptable GPA and ACT scores.

Managing Director of Kristi Wisdom of the Wisdom Family Foundation explains, “Our U-46 scholarship program targets students who have faced and overcome extraordinary challenges. We applaud their strong passion and commitment to furthering their education and feel very fortunate to be able to offer these students scholarships.”

Established in 2007, the Wisdom Family Foundation’s mission is to foster the positive growth and well-being of children and families in the greater Elgin, IL area through financial and charitable support. The foundation advocates for strong families and youth programs. Applications for Wisdom Family Foundation grant money from organizations, individuals and families need to be sustainable in nature and must have a positive effect on their beneficiaries, the environment or a cause.

To apply for foundation grant money, visit the foundation’s new website at or write The Wisdom Family Foundation, c/o Wisdom Adhesives, 1575 Executive Way, Elgin, IL 60123.