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CD & ME Partners with Lincoln-Way Foundation

Updated: Jan 3, 2020

CD & ME, the popular entertainment and party destination in Frankfort, is the newest partner of the Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Foundation.

Foundation Executive Director Linda Lopez announced the partnership with CD & ME owners owners Chuck JaBaay and Dean Vaundry on Monday, Nov. 18.

“Lincoln-Way high schools are a big part of this community,” Vaundry said. “We’ve always been strong advocates of the Lincoln-Way High School District. From a business perspective, we know that successful schools create a community environment that enhances family life and therefore strengthens local business opportunities. I’ve always considered our relationship with the Lincoln-Way schools to be a two-way relationship; we really get back as much as we give.”

Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Foundation for Educational Excellence is a 501c3 organization. Since its inception in 1994, the Foundation has donated more than $3.2 million dollars to fund classroom grants and student scholarships. The Partner Program is one of six fundraising campaigns. To date, there are over 40 Partners of the Lincoln-Way Foundation.

“The Lincoln-Way Foundation Partner Program is really centered on relationship,” explains Foundation Board President Bob Kennedy. “They have supported the Lincoln-Way Foundation for years, and it is fitting that they join the growing number of Foundation Partners.”

CD & ME is a favorite spot for wedding ceremonies, banquets, fundraisers, corporate functions and class reunions, and it's been a favorite site for many Lincoln-Way gatherings.

Steve Hogan, a foundation board director and chairman of the Lincoln-Way High School Alumni Association, attests to the customer-focused philosophy of the CD & ME staff.

“Many Lincoln-Way reunion committees, our Class of 1980 included, have experienced the professionalism and support of the CD & ME staff. Planning a reunion is not an easy task. I know from experience that reunion planning committees are in good hands when they host their event at CD & ME.”

CD & ME also offers a summer concert series on Thursday nights, and during the winter months, they offer an opportunity to gather for the Friday Night Comedy & Concert Series. Tickets are on sale now for comedian J.J. Walker, who will be performing on Friday, Jan. 10.

To learn more about the series, and CD & ME, visit its website at

To learn more about the Foundation, or the Partner Program, please contact Linda Lopez at the Foundation Office, 815-462-2976.

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