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REUNIONS & ALUMNI EVENTS
SHOP + SHARE = ENRICH + ENGAGE
The formula was simple. OCTOBER was HUSKIE HARVEST month at Marion Street Cheese Market. They donated 10% of ALL SALES to the Summer Enrichment Grant Challenge Fund and hosted a special invitation-only fund raising dinner on October 22.
All together, nearly $30,000 was raised. This will be added to our Endowment Challenge account and will be matched by our anonymous donor. The Endowment Challenge fund is designed to support Summer Enrichment grants which provide financial assistance to current students to pursue academic and career related enrichment opportunities.
Marion Street Cheese Market is at 100 S. Marion in Oak Park.
Gift cards, gift baskets and a Craft Beer of the Month club can be shipped out of town and are offered via their website.
HOMECOMING 2014 has been scheduled by the high school for the weekend of September 26 - 27. A number of classes are working on REUNION PLANS including 1951, 1964, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989 and 1994.
REUNIONS 2013 - Classes that held r
eunions Homecoming weekend, October 4/5, included 1953, 1958, 1973, 1983, 1988, 1993 and 2003. Other reunions included 1978 on 9/21 and 1963 on 9/28.
REUNIONS 2012 - Classes that held reunions include '52, '62, '67, '72, '77, '82, '87, '92, '97 and 2002 plus a Choral Reunion Concert.
For more information about specific reunions please visit our REUNION PAGE.
Friday Night Football
Other Alumni Events - Activities
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Thank you to all our members and other donors.
Our operations are funded entirely by donations; without your contributions, our websites would not be maintained, our newsletters would not be produced, and we could not provide support to class reunion groups.
Furthermore, needy OPRFHS students would not have an important source of financial assistance to help them participate in summer academic enrichment programs. For the summer of 2013, we distributed over $28,000 in summer enrichment grants.
Many thanks to all the individuals who support our work by making membership donation, both new and renewing members. We sincerely appreciate your support.
SPECIAL THANKS to the following for the extremely generous donations we recently received:
OPRF Student Council
Class of 1941
Class of 1956
Class of 1957
Class of 1973
Class of 1983
Class of 1987
Community Bank of OP-RF
the Good Heart, Work Smart Foundation of Oak Park
More Pictures Here
to the Oak Park & River Forest High School Alumni Association's picture page where we share photographs from reunions and other events. Please get in touch if you have a few photos to share.
Call (708) 434-3281 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit us at www.oprfalumni.com where you will find links to information about our activities and upcoming reunions.
Past alumni events
In addition to Class Reunions, the spring and summer brought a number of other events for OPRFHS alumni including
Other Alumni Events in 2012 included:
June 21 - ALUMNI NIGHT - Huskie Howl at Healy's in Forest Park to benefit the Summer Enrichment Grant program.
June 23 - The CLASS of '82 held its 30th year reunion at Doc Ryan's in Forest Park.
June 24 - The OPRFHS Wrestlers hosted a fund-raiser at Doc Ryan's for '09 grad ELLIS COLEMAN the 2012 OLYMPICS.
June 18 - 5th Annual LACROSSE ALUMNI Match at the OPRF Stadium to support the men's lacrosse program.
July 16 - 3rd Annual SOCCER ALUMNI
Game to support the soccer program.
July 22 - Football Alumni
vs. Coaches Flag Football game in the OPRF Stadium. Read about it HERE
Aug 27 - Class of '68
Midsummer Night's Pub Crawl between Kevil's and Goldy's in Forest Park - photos HERE
Matching Grant Challenge!
Now you can DOUBLE the value of your donation. Thanks to the generosity of an OPRFHS alum who wishes to remain anonymous, we have a wonderful opportunity to ensure our funding for the future. Our goal is to raise $200,000 to create an endowment by June 2015 - and the donor will MATCH whatever we raise up to that limit. Make your tax-deductible donation HERE.
A kick-off for the Challenge Campaign last November, hosted by Mary Jo (Hall) Schuler and her husband Stephen Schuler (both '80), brought over 100 alumni and other friends to an elegant event with appetizers and a buffet provided by Marion Street Cheese Market. The donation total was over $45,000 - matched dollar for dollar by our anonymous donor! This fall we have again partnered with the Marion Street Cheese Market for a Huskie Harvest themed fund raising effort.
Student & Family Reception
On MONDAY evening, NOVEMBER 4 the Alumni Association hosts its annual dessert reception for 2013 Summer Enrichment students and their families. It is always a wonderful opportunity to meet the students and learn about their summer experiences. Please follow this LINK to see more information about 2012 SEGs including a list of students and programs. The list for 2013 will be added shortly.
Pictured above are four of the 2012 Summer Enrichment Grant students who attended the Challenge Grant Kick-off reception. More photos HERE
Alumni Homecoming 2011
For Homecoming in 2011 the Alumni Association held an ALUMNI LUNCH on Saturday, Sept 24 prior to the Homecoming Football game. Inclement weather kept us indoors for the most part, but the warmth and comraderie compensated for the lack of sunshine outside! We were thrilled to welcome so many members of the reunion classes - 1961, '66, '71, '81, '86, '91 and 2001 as well as various other alumni.
We appreciate the support of these Alumni Lunch sponsors:
Photos from the day's events are posted HERE: http://oprfalumni.shutterfly.com/pictures/26
Oak Park, IL
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