Our Partners

Cool Learning Experience is an amazingly broad alliance of unlikely partners who identify with some aspect of our mission and core values. We span both private and public sectors. The strength of our committed support network is built upon common ground and a shared sense of ownership. Many partners develop a very deep personal involvement with Cool Learning Experience.

Cool Learning Experience recognizes the importance of role modeling by our partners in education. We seek to prepare children to one day step up and take responsibility for uniquely contributing to the betterment of their world. Vital to this formation process is staff, volunteers, and supporters who positively model our core values. Our goal is for students to imitate these role models; first within the "smaller picture" of Cool Learning Experience and later in the "larger picture" beyond.


The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.
— Wendell Berry

past & Present Major Financial Partners


Past & Present Partners

The following organizations have supported Cool Learning Experience’s programs with financial contributions
as well as invaluable in-kind services and resources.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Lake Forest Open Lands  

Lake County Forest Preserve District 

McHenry County Conservation District

MJS, Inc.

Papa Marcos Restaurant

Pathway Nutrition Services

Prairie Crossing Learning Farm 

R.H. Ogilvie C.P.A.

Rosati's Pizza, Waukegan

Shiloh Baptist Church, Waukegan

University Center of Lake County

University of Illinois/Lake County Extension 

Waukegan to College

Waukegan Park District

Waukegan Public Library

ACE Hardware, Genesee St. Waukegan

American Baptist Home Mission Societies

American Cancer Society

ATP, Inc

Boy Scout Troop 616

Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods

Center for Conservation Leadership

Chemical Industry Council of Illinois

Chicago Botanic Garden

Chicago Wilderness/LNCI 

Cornfield, Inc.

Davey Resource Group

Dockside Ice Cream

Faith in Place

Geographic Society of Chicago

Green Youth Farm

                          Horicon National Wildlife Refuge


Become a Partner

If you would like to partner with us, please fill out the form below and one of our staff will get back to you. 

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*All financial donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.