Vicki D. Sebela serves the Foundation as its first Executive Director. A 27-year resident of Wheaton, Ms. Sebela brings an in-depth knowledge and love of this community where she raised her family.
Sebela previously served as the Executive Director of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce. Under her leadership, the Chamber experienced unprecedented, exponential growth and community visibility. In addition to helping launch the Downtown (Wheaton) Business Association, Sebela served on the City of Wheaton Plan Commission and Comprehensive Plan Development Committee. She was a member of the Wheaton Lions and Kiwanis Club, for whom she chaired the Safety City Development Committee. Sebela has also served on the Wheaton History Center Board of Directors. Many will remember reading her weekly column “Wheaton Happenings” in local newspapers, as well as feature stories and her coverage of the District 200 School Board and DuPage County Board.
In her position as Executive Director, Ms. Sebela works closely with the Foundation’s Board of Directors in oversight of its fundraising and grant programs, which support its mission to “engage the community to enrich educational experiences that empower students to reach their greatest potential.”
This position is fully funded through the Student Excellence Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that is the education foundation for District 200. Since 1992, the Foundation has granted funds for new projects and teaching methods that enhance and enrich the educational experience of students.
Ms. Sebela can be reached at 630-474-1344, Vicki.Sebela@StudentExcellenceFoundation.org, or by mail at the Student Excellence Foundation, P.O. Box 253, Wheaton, IL 60187.