Letter from Scholarship Foundation

October 1, 2012

Dear Class Reunion Members,

Greetings from OPRFHS! We hope you will attend the events that have been planned for your reunions and have fun reminiscing about your years as a Huskie.

As an OPRFHS graduate, you are in a unique position to understand the special opportunities that your high school has always striven to provide its students, including ways to fund post-secondary education for those who may otherwise find it out of reach. Since 1924, the Oak Park and River Forest High School Scholarship Foundation has dedicated itself to identifying students on the basis of need and academic ability to assist them with a scholarship supported by alumni like you, as well as parents, retired faculty and staff, and friends from around the country that believe in our young adults.

In the face of our current economic conditions, and with the rising costs of college tuition and expenses, it is becoming more and more difficult for some of our students to achieve their aspirations. As an alum, you can help a student in the name of your class. For each $1,000 donated, a class will have a $1,000 scholarship awarded in its name. Should your class be able to donate $21,000, a $1,000 scholarship bearing the name of the class will be given annually in perpetuity. Last year, 7 of the 67 scholarships were funded by alumni class donations.

In these tough economic times, it is more important than ever to increase the number of scholarships awarded this year. With your help, we will achieve our goal. Your donation, no matter how large or small, will work towards helping one of our deserving students. By joining with the other members of your class, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have assisted a fellow Huskie in starting the exciting journey of post-high school education. The Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit organization and your donation is fully tax deductible.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Scholarship Foundation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Regina Kwan Peterson Steven T. Isoye, Ed.D.
President, OPRFHS Scholarship Foundation Superintendent