Thank You, Hinsdale

Since 2012 the Hinsdale community has embraced and supported Greenhouse Scholars in so many ways and we want to say ‘Thank You.’

In that time, over 500 residents have joined our community and become catalysts for lasting change by participating in New Scholar Selection, attending our Glass Half Full event in September, sitting on our Development and Advisory Board, mentoring the exceptional students in our program, or committing to a 4-year pledge to Sponsor a Scholar. Together they’ve contributed over 6,100 hours of their time and more than $1.2 million. Our appreciation for this level of support and involvement cannot be overstated.

An additional thank you to our top corporate partners: RMB Capital, D’Orazio Capital Management, Hinsdale Bank and Trust, Dave Knecht Homes, and The McCleary Group.

You are truly catalysts for change.

Want to get involved?

Host a House Party for Glass Half Full on September 8th!

Open up your doors and invite your friends and neighbors to celebrate Greenhouse Scholars! Join Greenhouse Scholars and our community of supporters at our annual Hinsdale event for food and drinks and a celebration of community.  If you’re interested in hosting a ‘house party’ at your home on September 8th, please contact Gret.

Join our Professional Network

Help Scholars think strategically about their career direction and community impact while providing essential insights and connections into the professional world. Email for more information.

Become a Mentor

Create a one-on-one relationship with one of our Scholars and help guide them as they navigate college and make important decisions about their careers. Email for more information.

Sponsor A Scholar

Families or groups can also sponsor a Scholar with an annual gift. Email for more information.

Make an individual donation at

$10,000 supports one Scholar for one full year of college
$5,000 funds a one-year tuition grant
$2,000 provides grants for life-changing opportunities like community impact projects, lab research, study abroad, and internships
$100 – $1,000 general program donation provides support such as computers and books

For more information on ways to get involved, please contact Gret at or 312-784-3213.