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Illinois High School Activities Foundation Announces New Board Members & Officers

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The Illinois High School Activities Foundation (IHSAF) recently elected officers on its Board of Directors for the 2022-23 school year, with District 230 Superintendent Robert Nolting being elected as Board President. Nolting recently joined the IHSAF Board after completing a nine-year term limitation on the IHSA Board of Directors.

“Serving on the IHSA Board was one of the highlights of my career thus far,” said Nolting. “The experience renewed my passion and belief in the positive impact that participation in high school sports and activities has on young people. I am excited to continue those efforts on the IHSA Foundation Board to help more students.”

Former IHSA Executive Director Marty Hickman was elected as the Board’s Vice-President and Highland High School Athletic Director Amy Boscolo and Quincy Notre High School Principal Mark McDowell were tabbed as the Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. Other IHSAF Board members include Marion High School Athletic Director Ryan Goodisky and Rockford East Athletic Director Gary Griffin, while PORTA Principal Amy McMahan serves as a joint Board member on both the IHSA and IHSAF Boards.

The IHSAF was founded to help promote, encourage, and recognize academic and interscholastic achievements by the young people who participate in the interscholastic programs sponsored by IHSA. The Foundation’s mission continues to expand as they hope to expand student leadership opportunities and find ways to support students entering the officiating profession.

Historically, the Foundation has been funded by an annual golf outing, which was renamed in Dr. Hickman’s honor in 2015. The outing was not held in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

“The IHSA Foundation has new leadership and a new direction,”, said IHSA Assistant Executive Director Tracie Henry, who serves as the IHSA staff liaison to the Foundation Board. “We have several new members that have reinvigorated our efforts and purpose. We are thinking bigger and hoping to have an expanded presence as we look at more ways to give back and support high school students in Illinois.”


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