OPRFHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
or call (708) 434-3281
201 N. Scoville Ave., Oak Park, Illinois 60302
Alumni Association Website - General information, links and news
Class Websites - and other alumni-related links
Class REUNIONS - please SCROLL down the page for specific class news.
A list of alumni related Facebook pages is posted HERE.
Alumni EVENTS & other NEWS
For general school events,check the OPRFHS website at http://oprfhs.org
THANK YOU to the members of the CLASS of 1957 and the CLASS of 1992 for their recent donations of reunion proceeds to support our Summer Enrichment Grant scholarships and general operations. We are so grateful for your support!
ABOUT THE OPRFHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
The Alumni Association of Oak Park & River Forest High School was organized in 2002 by a group of local alumni for the benefit of both former and current students.
Our goal is to provide opportunities for ALUMNI to maintain and enhance connections with their classmates and the OPRFHS community. These include alumni websites and E-Bulletins, an 8-page NEWSLETTER mailed to our donors three times per year and FINANCIAL AID through our SUMMER ENRICHMENT GRANTS to current high school students to help them participate in a wide variety of educational enrichment programs.
Your TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION to the Alumni Association will help enrich the lives of current OPRFHS students. We do not receive funding from the high school's budget but depend on CONTRIBUTIONS from alumni and the community to fund our operations. Any amount is appreciated.
Please support us. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Donate by CHECK payable to OPRFHS Alumni Association.
Send it to: OPRF Alumni Association at 201 N. Scoville Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302
Donate ONLINE via Paypal at this LINK or via the high school RevTrak system at this LINK.
We are a 501(c)(3) organization. Check our Charitable Organization Annual Report IL-AG990 HERE.
TO STAY INFORMED about reunions and alumni related events, sign-up to receive our E-MAIL BULLETINS by submitting the FORM at this LINK.
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH by phone, e-mail or in writing. The Alumni Office is staffed approximately 15 hours per week. Hours vary, primarily afternoons, 3 - 4 days per week.
A BIG THANK YOU for donations of 2016 reunion proceeds from the Classes of 1953, 1956 and 1986.
For 2015 we received donations from '55, '65, '70, '75 and '85. During 2013-2014 we received generous donations from the CLASSES of '51, '58, '63, '73, '74, '83, '84, '85, '89 and 1994. Read more about these donations HERE. We also received a generous donation from OPRFHS Student Council. Past reunion donations include: the Classes of 1941, 1952, 1957, and 1987. We appreciate these donations to support our Summer Enrichment Grant Program. For information about past reunions please scroll down to the bottom of this page.
HOMECOMING and REUNIONS
NOTE: Reunion planning is the responsibility of the members of each specific class, and the Alumni Office is available to help put you in touch with your classmates and get the planning process started. Our reunion planning guide has tips to help you get started with venue ideas, setting up a website, collecting money, suggested activities, school tours and more. Please Get in Touch with us if you know of reunion plans not listed here or if you need contact information (ie, telephone numbers) other than what is listed here.
Please contact the Alumni Office if you know of any reunions in the works or if you'd like information on joining or starting a committee. Check here for more information about past reunion events. Call (708) 434-3281 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPCOMING 2018 Reunions
Planning for 2018 reunions is beginning - see below. If your class is not listed here - please get in touch! We can help put you in contact with your classmates. The football schedule as determined by the West Suburban Conference is posted HERE and includes Home football games on the following FRIDAY nights: August 24, September 14, September 21, October 5 and October 19. The Homecoming game will be Friday, SEPTEMBER 21. There is no need to wait to begin early reunion planning. Be sure to let us know what's up!
1953 - Join your classmates to celebrate the 65th anniversary of your graduation the weekend of SEPTEMBER 21 - 22.. On Friday 9/21 there will be a cocktail party at the home of Jane Lofgren Pearsall; plans for Saturday 9/22 include a LUNCHEON at OP Country Club. Contact Jane at (773) 484-9282 (cell) or by e-mail to email@example.com. Please help spread the word!
1958 - Please join your classmates in celebrating the 60th anniversary of your graduation the weekend of October 5 - 7, 2018.. On Friday, October 5th there will be cocktails and dinner at Trattoria 225 in Oak Park; and on Saturday, October 6th a dinner at the Oak Park Country Club; Sunday brunch, 10/7, details tbd. Other possible events include a TOUR of the high school on Saturday morning. .Contact Jordon Beller (630) 816-1932 (cell) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org . A block of rooms has been reserved at the Carleton Hotel - contact Katie or Dana during regular business hours at (708) 848-1500, and let them know you are a member of the OPRF Class of '58 and your group #2763. Cutoff date for the group rate is September 7, 2018.
1968 - The class of 1968 will celebrate its 50 Year Reunion over the weekend of OCTOBER 19 - 20. Plans include a Friday night mixer (time/location TBD) and a Saturday evening dinner & dancing at the 19th Century Club in Oak Park. Cost and payment details are being finalized. Their website - www.oprfhs1968.org - will have more details. To provide updated classmate contact information, send an email to email@example.com - general reunion questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org . A block of rooms at the Carleton Hotel has been reserved; call Katie or Dana during regular business hours at (708) 848-5000 and give the group #2770. Join the discussion at the Class of '68 facebook page - facebook.com/groups/2012451342334944/.
1973 - The Class of '73 is making plans for a 45th year reunion will be held on Saturday evening, SEPTEMBER 22 - additional details will be posted when available. Contact the committee by email to Ruth at email@example.com
1978 - The 40th year reunion will be held over Homecoming Weekend, with the "main event" on Saturday evening, SEPTEMBER 22 at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn. Additional events may be planned for that weekend. Many thanks for Jane Erickson for heading up the planning committee. You can get more details as plans progress at the class website: www.oprf78.com - to contact Jane, use the "Contact Us" link on the website.
1983 - There will be a 35-year reunion over Homecoming Weekend with the "main event" on Saturday, September 22 at Skrine Chops in Forest Park. Event details are posted HERE - no cover charge; food and drink will be available for purchase. Join the fun with your classmates on their facebook page: facebook.com/groups/224446957618349/
1988 - The 30-year reunion will be held over Homecoming Weekend (9/22) at Healy's Westside in Forest Park. . Details will be posted as they are finalized - so check back for updates. For info contact Karen Mullarkey Kerrins by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and get in on the discussion on the class facebook page: facebook.com/groups/OPRF1988/
1993 - There will be a 25-year reunion over Homecoming weekend on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Fitzgerald's. Visit the class website at http://oprfclassof1993.com/ for more details and ticket information. Get in touch by e-mail to email@example.com. And check out their facebook page to connect with your classmates at www.facebook.com/groups/93Huskies/
1998 - Check back for news about the 20-year reunion. Courtney Dohman Perry and other '98 classmates have started to discuss plans - we hope to have some details to share with you soon!
2008 - It's time to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of your OPRFHS graduation! The reunion will be Friday, NOVEMBER 23 at The Tunnel in Chicago. Discount on tickets purchased before November 1. Details and a link to purchase tickets is posted HERE:- eventbrite.com/e/oak-park-river-forest-class-of-2008-ten-year-reunion-tickets-44716604568. To learn more, join the Class of 2008 facebook page and get in on the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1696967147267983
LOOKING further AHEAD
1969 - Your 50th is coming up. Reunion plans are in the works, the date will be OCTOBER 5, 2019 - the venue and other details have not yet been finalized. Stay tuned! Contact the Reunion Committee by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and join the facebook group: facebook.com/groups/1722475718081874/
LOOKING BACK at 2017
The Homecoming game was Friday October 13, 2017 with TOURS of the High School and a coffee hour on Saturday morning. SCHOOL TOURS were also given on Saturday mornings for reunions on 9/16 and 9/23. The following reunions took place:
Water Polo Alumni Match - The Sixth Annual Paul Eckenroad Boys Alumni Water Polo match took place Saturday, November 25 at OPRFHS with proceeds supporting the boys water polo program. More information HERE.
1957 - The 60th was held Homecoming weekend, October 13-15. Plans included a Friday night reception at Grace Lutheran and the OPRF Football game; Saturday morning school tours and an evening reception and supper at OP Country Club Men's Grill and a Sunday morning breakfast at the home of Jack & Nancy Strand. Get in touch by email: Marilyn: email@example.com or Dan: firstname.lastname@example.org
1962 - The 55th year reunion was the weekend of SEPT 22-24 at the Oak Brook HIlls Resort & Conference. Thank you to Al Kadon for heading up the planning committee - use the Contact US page to get in touch. Visit the class website at www.oprfclassof1962.com/ for all the details and to keep up with your classmates.
1965 – The Class of '65 celebrated their joint 70th birthdays on Saturday night, 9/9/17, at the Carleton Hotel' in Oak Park. Contact the committee via e-mail to email@example.com or visit the Class Website at http://www.oakparkhighschool65.com/ for photos and news.
1967 - The class of 1967 held its 50 Year Reunion for Saturday night, SEPT 16 at the Carleton Hotel in Oak Park. Festivities take place from 5:30 - 11:30 PM. Many thank to Larry Fulgenzi for heading up the planning - contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org - visit the class webpage for news: oprf1967.com
1977 - The 40th year reunion included the football game on Friday, October 13 and a get-together at Pioneer Tap in Forest Park. Saturday, Oct. 14, a tour of the high school in the morning and party in the evening at Doc Ryan's, also in Forest Park. For more information, see their facebook group HERE.
1987 - A 30-year reunion over Homecoming weekend, OCT 13 - 14 is in the planning stages and your feedback is needed. Join the discussion underway on the class facebook page HERE or contact the planning committee via e-mail to: email@example.com . Cindy Corti Thompson, Justin N. Koehler, Sherry Davis, Tammi Fedko and Donovan Pepper are heading up the committee -- please volunteer to help!
1992 - A 25th year reunion over Homecoming weekend included a party at Healy's in Forest Park on Saturday, OCTOBER 14, Get the latest information on the website: https://oprfclassof1992.wordpress.com/ and check here - facebook.com/groups/111142262343029/ for more class news. Contact the committee by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
1997 - The 20th year reunion took place over Homecoming weekend, Friday/Saturday - OCT 13 - 14. Check the facebook event LINK or join the class facebook group to see what's happening - facebook.com/groups/6433695294/
2007 - The ten-year reunion for the Class of '08 was held Friday, DECEMBER 29 at The Tunnel, 151 W. Kinzie, Chicago. Check the class facebook page facebook.com/groups/1852532185023472/ for information.
CHECK HERE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT PAST REUNIONS: