Meet Our Leadership Team
Carol Timms, President
Carol has experience in education, energy, grant writing and non-profit management. With initial experience teaching high school social studies, she moved to the State Energy Office where she managed federal grants, developed marketing and adult education campaigns, and began the state’s award-winning energy and environmental education program for K-12. She launched Educational Dividends in 1994 and has focused on developing project-based educational materials in the areas of energy, environment, workplace development and technology.
As a skilled grant writer and manager, Carol has raised millions of dollars for clients and has added The Grant Helpers, founded by Roland Garton, as a division of Educational Dividends to help non-profits, schools and municipalities achieve their goals.
Please contact Carol at Carol@EducationalDividends.com.
Christine Younger, Administrative Assistant
Excellent customer service is integral to the Educational Dividends’ experience. Christine brings a plethora of administrative experience and excellent communication and organizational skills. Her interaction with the clients, teachers and Educational Dividends’ team members instills an instant sense of competency and caring.
Please contact Christine at Christine@EducationalDividends.com.
Valerie Hardy, School Liaison
Valerie is a passionate educator with a reputation for instilling a love for learning and self-discovery in her students. She believes that collaborative innovation with the community is a key element to developing learning experiences. Valerie taught Science for 16 years in grades 3-8 for the Archdiocese of Chicago before moving to the Chicago Public Schools (CPS). As a CPS Science teacher, she was an active participant in Educational Dividends’ classroom programs. Valerie joined the Educational Dividends’ team when she retired from CPS. She enjoys encouraging teachers and providing dynamic training sessions.
Please contact Valerie at Valerie@EducationalDividends.com.
Ivy Bouillerce, School Liaison
Ivy has extensive experience as a teacher, administrator, and educational liaison to IIT’s Smart Grid Program. She is passionate about providing opportunities for teachers, counselors and administrators to utilize the workplace as an active learning environment.
Ivy has recruited employers and professional organizations to become active participants in the educational system. Since retiring Ivy has been working with Educational Dividends to support teachers. She is an enthusiastic, interactive trainer.
Please contact Ivy at Ivy@EducationalDividends.com.
Our Clients and Partners
Educational Dividends has worked with tens of thousands of students on behalf of government agencies, non-profits and businesses. Our goal is to add value to your relationships with your clients by providing our unique brand of educational services and to help you achieve your organization’s funding needs.
We have worked with the following organizations providing educational services:
Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives
Champaign County Chamber of Commerce
Champaign Downtown Association
Chicago Children’s Museum
Chicago Public Schools
CTE Curriculum Revitalization Project
Danville Area Community College
Earth Day Illinois
Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative
Education for Employment
Energy Systems Group
Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation Smart Grid Education and Workforce Training at IIT
Illinois Association of School Boards
Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation
Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Illinois Education Association
Illinois Lt. Governor’s Office (Pat Quinn)
Illinois Principals Association
Illinois State Board of Education
Illinois State Chamber of Commerce
International Society of Arboriculture
National Energy Education Development Program
National Energy Foundation
Richland Community College
Tech 2000 Coalition
U.S. Department of Energy
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Nano-CEMMS
University of Illinois at Chicago, Energy Resources Center
Our grant professionals have decades of experience in grant writing, grant report
management and program management with scores of companies.
Here is a sampling of the organizations we’ve partnered with in the search for funding:
Colleges & Universities
• Danville Area Community College – Danville, IL
• Northern Illinois University – Dekalb, IL
• Medical University of South Carolina
• Mississippi State University – Mississippi State, MS
• Rush University Medical Center – Chicago, IL
• Sullivan University System, KY
• University of Illinois (7+ different departments)
• Liberty School District – Liberty, MO
• Urbana School District #116 – Urbana, IL
• Vigo County School Corporation – Terre Haute, IN
• Waukegan Public School District 60, IL
• Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, IN
• West Allis-West Milwaukee School District, WI
• Wilkes County Schools, NC
• Carle Foundation Hospital – Champaign, IL
• Association for Computers in Education, DE
• Cunningham Children’s Home, Urbana, IL
• Don Moyer’s Boys & Girls Club, Champaign, IL
• Habitat for Humanity
• Indianapolis Performing Arts Center
• International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), OR
• Marion County Food Bank
• National Forum for the Advancement of Middle-Grade Reform
• Paul’s Center of Caring, NJ
• Wildlife Prairie Park – Hanna, IL
• Active Seniors Options – Champaign, IL
• Computerized Medical Systems – Champaign, IL
• Edge Velocity Corporation – Salem, NH
• Giotto USA, KS
• Siemens International
Radio Interview on WDWS-AM
Carol was featured on the Central Illinois Business radio program with Alex Ruggieri on NewsTalk 1400 WDWS-AM. Click the play button on the audio player below to listen in.