Be a Rock

Rock: (rok) noun: a firm foundation or support

The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation's mission, Enhancing Academic Opportunities for Student Success, involves a commitment to enriching the educational environment of our students. Schools need help finding solutions for new challenges. When you donate to the Foundation, your gift serves as a symbol of your belief in public education and your passion for Rock Island and Milan. Not only do you leave a tangible legacy through your gift, you make a distinct impact on the lives of each and every Rock Island-Milan student. You are the foundation and the "Rock" of our district's support.

The Education Foundation is able to fulfill its mission only through the generosity of our supporters. We appreciate every individual, family and business who sends in a check, donates online, establishes a scholarship, or buys a Major Saver card. Our "Rocks" make this all possible!

The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit.

Ways To Give

  • General Fund
    Support all the worthwhile RIMEF programs!
  • PRIME (Promoting Rock Island-Milan Education) Grants
    Help fund grants for teacher, school, and district-wide programs
  • Austin Academic Achievement Awards
    Help provide scholarship awards to the outstanding seniors of eight academic areas and recognize the top ten of each class
  • Memorial or Honorary Donations
    Give in remembrance or honor an individual (donation is added to our general fund unless otherwise directed)
  • Legacy Gift - Planned Giving to the Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation
    Options available to those who wish to include the RIMEF in their long-range planning include Endowed Gifts, Bequests, Living Trusts, or Beneficiary Designations. Please contact the Education Foundation for more information and seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor to understand your best options.
  • Establishing a Scholarship
    The RIMEF is the single largest provider of scholarships to the students of Rock Island High School. Create a scholarship to honor a family, in remembrance, encourage entrance into a field or discipline, celebrate academics or community involvement.

Here is how

Whether it's a simple direct donation, a transformational gift to a school or program, or an endowment to establish a scholarship, giving to the Education Foundation is a rewarding experience on any level. Cash donations of any kind are always appreciated, including one-time and annual gifts. Many donors also establish endowments to honor the lives of others, either to sponsor scholarships or fund specific school grants or programs.

  • Donate by Mail
    Send your donation to -
    Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation
    @Rock Island High School
    1400 - 25th Avenue
    Rock Island, IL  61201
  • Donate Online
    Click on the "Donate Now" button on this website - www.rimef.org
  • Purchase a Major Saver Card
    Click on link at the bottom of our website or go to: www.MajorSaver.com
  • Donate through Birdies for Charity
    Contact our office at 309-793-5900 X230 for a form or donate directly at www.BirdiesforCharity.com - our Birdies number is 1255.
  • Purchase "Rock Solid: Our History"
    This book is available through the RIMEF office or online at www.amazon.com
  • Use AmazonSmile!
    Designate the Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation as your charity of choice and Amazon will donate .05% of every eligible purchase you make to the RIMEF when you purchase through www.smile.amazon.com
  • Donate through the Employee Giving Program
    If you are an employee of the Rock Island-Milan School District, contact us to find out how!

For information, please contact our office at (309) 581-2154 or rimef@rimsd41.org

Your support made easy! Click on "Donate Now" and make a difference for our Rock Island-Milan students today!

Annual Reports

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2020 Report

2019 Report

2018 Report

2017 Report