The District 840 Foundation, which supports St. James schools, recently crossed over the $400,000 mark in donations.

Pam Runge, who heads the foundation, has been part of the group since it was created in the fall of 2001, and she took over the lead position in the summer of 2002.

The idea behind the foundation was “to help where the school couldn’t afford something,” she said. “I don’t know what the schools would’ve done; I’m glad we started the foundation when we did.”

For the rest of this story, please see the July 31 print edition of the St. James Plaindealer.