We are giving the students of Peterson Elementary more opportunities.


The Friends of Peterson is a fundraising organization. Its goal is to raise funds to help support the students and staff at Mary Gage Peterson Elementary School.


Eat from El Carrito on October 3rd from 4-9 PM, and 25% of your order will go to Friend of Peterson!

Just mention Peterson School when you eat-in or carry-out and help support Peterson Elementary!

4th Annual Beer for Books
Thank you for helping raise over $45,000 in one night!

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Businesses and Organizations


Adler Planetarium
Akvavit Theatre
American Girl
Augie's Booze & Schmooze
AVP Jewelry & Beads
Baird & Warner - Susan Robbins
Biltmore Cleaners
Bit Space
Bright Lite Magazine
Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club
Cafe Ba Ba Reeba!
Caldwell Food & Liquor
Chicago Children's Theatre
Chicago Cubs
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago Women's Health Center
Donna's Flowers
Field Museum
Food for Thought
Fireplace Inn
Fulcrum Media
Goldfish Swim School Evanston
The Grafton
Great Lakes Tattoos
Hair Loft
Home Depot
Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago
Kid Kitchen Academy
Lady Berman Jewelry
Lake View Art Supply
Leif Landscaping
Lettuce Entertain You
Logan Parlor
Lou Malnati's

Messy Mini Masters
The Metro
Museum of Science & Industry
North Park Church Cooperative Preschool
North Park Community Market
North Park Covenant Church
North Park Financial Planning, LLC
North Shore Nannies
Northwestern Football
Oyster Bah
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Pro-Holistic Care
Raven Theatre
Ravenswood Chiropractic & Wellness Center
Ravinia Festival
S & G's Restaurant
Select Cut Steakhouse
Sew Crafty Studio
Smoke Daddy
Spa Nail City
Steel Springs
Supreme Beauty Parlor
Tea Rose Flower Shop
Timeless Toys
Tripoli Tap
ultiFIT Chicago
Ultimate Ninjas Chicago
Uptown Underground
Urban Sitters
Viola Project
Women & Children First

Mary Daley & Hass Adamji
Jendy Barnes
Sonya Lee Benham
Emily & Craighton Berman
Rachel & Grant Bramley
Bob Butler
Miguel Caban
Celita Castro
Sarah Colella
Arielle Dachman
Chuck Deters
Sandy DeVarenne
Katreena Dyrek
James and Judy Edstrom
Abel Fernandez
Niki Flores
Bonnie Glassner
Michael Golub
Karla Holcomb
Francis Hunt
Kathleen Hurley & Cody Clark
Lloy & Mark Johnston
Kate Kane
Catherine Korda & Andrew Johnson
Sarah Lammie
Fraya Lynn Black
Wendy MacWilliams
Rachael Malone
Carina Martino
Barbara Nordlund
Marilyn Pramschufer
Nate Pietrini
Kevin & Jeanne Poorman
Ashley Riggio
Nick Spychalski
Kerry Staurseth
Megan Trinter
Sandra Trinter
Mike Weis
Sarah Van Wolvelear
Jasmine Young

Support Peterson Elementary through Amazon

Friends of Peterson is an Amazon Smile partner! At no extra cost to you, every purchase you make through Amazon Smile will also be a small donation to Friends of Peterson. Start by just clicking here or below!

Peterson students danced their way to $16,000!

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Peterson Students danced their hearts out and raised over $16,000 for the Friends of Peterson (FoP) and Peterson's Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in order to benefit our amazing students!

The funds raised for the Friends of Peterson will be used to update and expand classroom libraries and pop-up libraries at Peterson School. The Friends of Peterson, which works to provide opportunities for all students at Peterson, has funded nearly $170,000 worth of books and curriculum, music and sports equipment, teacher training, and field trips for students during the last three years. In addition, the FoP has provided financial support for the Arabic program.

The PTA raises funds to provide community-building events that celebrate the skills and diversity of our students. These include our annual International Night, Family Movie Night, and Unity Through the Arts & Sciences. The PTA also funds school groups like the Green Team which supports our school gardening, recycling, and composting programs. For more information about the PTA, please visit www.peterson.cps.edu/pta/.

Celebrate someones birthday, wedding, or friendship by donating in their honor. When donating, please be sure to fill out to whom you are dedicating your donation.


Find out about our organization, mission, and what successes we have had thus far.

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