News & Events

Mark Your Calendars for February 16, 2018!

The date for our annual February fundraiser is now set. Mark your calendars for February 16, 2018! If you attended Spanish Serenade last February, you know what a good time our live concert and wine, cheese, and chocolate tasting event is. If not, you don’t want to miss the fun this time...

September 17th, 2017|Events, Upcoming Events|

Please Support Our Supporters

Please support Bread & Roses Chorus. They chose Friends of JAMS as their beneficiary for one of their concerts in the past, and now they are raising money to attend a Sister Singers Network choral festival in July of 2018...

September 15th, 2017|News|

Record Enrollments in 2017

Jane Adeny Memorial School for Girls has reached a record enrollment of 135 students this year! And Friends of JAMS has reached a record number of scholarship donations...

August 4th, 2017|News|

Generosity during Give DeKalb County Day

Thank you very much, dear friends, for donating during Give DeKalb County Day on May 4. Friends of JAMS president Diana Swanson received the check from DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership Manager Ben Bingle May 31...

June 23rd, 2017|News|

Spanish Serenade a Great Success!

Spanish Serenade, our second annual music and treats (wine, cheese, and chocolates) fundraiser was a great success. The event raised ten full-year scholarships for orphaned and impoverished girls who would not otherwise be able to go to high school as well as funds for entrepreneurship and agricultural projects at the school...

May 7th, 2017|News|

Science Building Challenge – UPDATE

You can help us meet the challenge of science education for Kenyan girls! A generous donor, who lived in Kenya as a teen, has offered to match donations to reach a total of $120,000 to build a science building and equip chemistry, biology, and physics labs...

February 17th, 2017|News|

February 3, 2017 – “Spanish Serenade” to Support Scholarships and Entrepreneurship Education at JAMS

You are invited to join us for a fun and delicious evening in support of JAMS! Friends of Jane Adeny Memorial School for Girls will hold its second annual wine, cheese, and chocolate fundraiser on Friday, February 3, 7:00–10:00 p.m. at Blumen Gardens, 403 Edward Street in Sycamore, IL...

January 18th, 2017|Events|

December 10, 2016 – Winter Market

ANOTHER CHANCE TO GET OUR GREAT BASKETS! Did you miss the basket sale at Pumpkin Fest in Sycamore? Do you want to get loved ones great gifts AND support a great cause? Please come to the Winter Market on December 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 158 N. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL...

November 27th, 2016|Events|

August 2016 – Construction is underway on the new Science Building!

At Jane Adeny Memorial School for Girls, our students love science and our teachers are dedicated to empowering girls to succeed, and pursue careers, in the sciences. However, until now, students and teachers at JAMS have made do with just one science building for all three required science subjects, at all four grade levels...

September 21st, 2016|News|

May 3, 2016 – Give Local America!

On May 3, 2016, Friends of JAMS is participating in Give Local America 2016 as one of thousands of nonprofit organizations across the nation for one of the largest single-day crowdfunding events in America! If you donate through Give Local DeKalb County on May 3rd, your generous donation will be amplified with a percentage of the proportional matching pool of funds...

April 26th, 2016|Events|