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 email@example.com.
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!
1958 - This year marks the 60th anniversary of your graduation!. There has been some conversation about a reunion, and Gloria (Katoll) Sabourin is interested in getting a planning committee together. Reach her by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Alumni Office for additional information.
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. 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 Class of '68 Reunion facebook group to join the early conversation: facebook.com/groups/2012451342334944/.
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 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 email@example.com and get in on the discussion on the class facebook page: facebook.com/groups/OPRF1988/
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! Discussion has begun on plans for a reunion - join the Class of 2008 facebook page to get in on the discussion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1696967147267983
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 itook 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Dan: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com - visit the class webpage for news: http://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: firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 email@example.com
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: