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 - Scroll Down the Page for specific Class News
Alumni SPIRT WEAR - NEW! Alumni gear now sold online in a range of styles and sizes.
FALL 2023 - SCROLL DOWN to see what's in the works!
For information about PAST REUNIONS please scroll down to the bottom of this page
A list of alumni related Facebook pages is posted HERE.
For general school events, check the OPRFHS website at http://oprfhs.org
For general ALUMNI NEWS visit our News LINK.
THANK YOU to the members of these CLASSES for their donations to support our Summer Enrichment Grant scholarships and general operations: 1949, 1951, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1963, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993 and 1995.
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 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 HERE.for links to our Charitable Organization Annual Report IL-AG990
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 10 hours per week. Hours vary, primarily afternoons, 3 days per week.
HOMECOMING AND REUNIONS for 2023 and beyond
NOTE: HOMECOMING 2023 is scheduled for Friday/Saturday, SEPTEMBER 22 - 23. The FOOTBALL game will be Friday night, SEPTEMBER 22. KICK-OFF TIME and TICKET information will be announced in the fall. INFORMATION about SCHOOL TOURS and more is posted HERE.
Generally, Group Tours take place on Saturday mornings and should be scheduled in advance. Updated information will be posted in the fall as it becomes available.
NOTE: REUNION PLANNING is the responsibility of the members of each specific class. 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.
Note: Schedules and events may be modified due to various factors beyond our control.
UPCOMING REUNIONS (look HERE for a recap of past reunions)
Specific class information is posted below - please check class websites for updates. If your class is not listed - please Get in Touch! We can help put you in contact with your classmates. There is no need to wait to begin planning - and please let us know what's up!
1963 - Classmates are planning a 60th year reunion for the end of September, 2023 with events at the Carleton Hotel in Oak Park on both Friday and Saturday, SEPTEMBER 29-30. Friday evening, SEPT 29, will be a casual event with appetizers; Saturday night, SEPT. 30 a full dinner will be served. A BLOCK of ROOMS at a special group rate has been reserved at the Carleton.. Visit the Class Website for more details: www.oprf1963.com/index.php Members of the committee include Sharna (Frack) Ahern and Sue (Meyer) Perry. They have set up the following email address to communicate with classmates: 60thReunion@oprf1963.com. We will post updates as plans take shape.
1973 - Discussion for their 50th year reunion has started on the class Facebook group. Check it out here: facebook.com/groups/205573479614873 (note: this is a private group so you must submit a request to join)
1988 - Planning for a 35th year Reunion is in the early stages. Join in the discussion on the class Facebook group here: www.facebook.com/groups/OPRF1988/ or send an email to: email@example.com.
1992 - The 30th year reunion has been postponed to 2023. For more information, connect with your fellow classmates on their FB page: facebook.com/groups/111142262343029 - Questions?? Contact the reunion planning committee by email at: OPRFclassof1992@gmail.com .
2013 - Discussion is underway for a 10 Year Reunion celebration. Watch this page for details as the plans develop and JOIN their Reunion facebook group to find out more: facebook.com/groups/686532836102135
FALL 2022 included reunions for 1961, 1962, 1971, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1990, 2000, 2002 and 2012
HOMECOMING 2022 was SEPT 30 - OCT 1 with the varsity football game on Friday evening.
1961 - The Reunion Committee postponed the 60th Reunion by one year because of the uncertainty due to covid, the 61st Reunion celebration was OCTOBER 6 & 7, 2022. Visit the class website (LINK) for additional information.
1962 - The class held a 60th year reunion for the weekend of SEPT 30 - OCT 1 with most events held at the Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center. The class website (LINK) has more details.
1964-'65- Jim Mason, class of '64, is hoping to organize a reunion get-together for alumni of '64 and '65 at a facility he owns near DeKalb, IL - Mason Indoor Golf & Family Fun Center (LINK). Possible dates and other details of the event are open for discussion. He would love to hear your ideas - please get in touch by email to Sarah Whiting at firstname.lastname@example.org
1970 - The long-delated 50-year reunion celebration has again been postponed due to lingering Covid-19 concerns. The committee, which includes 27 classmates who had been working for 3 years to plan the reunion, realized there was still hesitation about attending events and were reluctant to sponsor a poorly attended reunion. PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH VIA THE WEBSITE - and be sure to update your email address if needed. Find more info on the class website: www.oprfhs70.com – use the Contact Us page to reach the organizers.
1971 - Plans for the Official 50th Year Reunion morphed into a "50 Plus ONE" held onSEPTEMBER 10, 2022 at the Carleton Hotel in Oak Park. See their Reunion website for event details - oprfhsclassof71reunion.myevent.com/ Join the Class Facebook group to keep up with the news: www.facebook.com/groups/oprf7140threunion Contact the committee at email@example.com.
1972 - A 50th year reunion took place over Homecoming weekend, check the class website at this LINK for updates - to view the activity, you must be a member of the class and sign-up on the website. To sign-up, find your name on the class list HERE and click on it or use the Contact Us link. You can also connect on the Class of '72 Facebook group at this LINK or email the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
1977 - A 45th year reunion get-together was held SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 at Goldyburgers in Forest Park. More information is posted on the Class facebook group page linked HERE.
1982 - There was a 30th year get-together on SATURDAY, OCT 8 at Doc Ryan's in Forest Park from 7 PM - 11 PM. A website has been set up via Classmates.com at this LINK - or check this public post HERE on the Alumni facebook page.
1987 - A 35th year reunion was held on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 at Avenue Ale House in Oak Park. Details HERE - eventbrite.com/e/oprfhs-class-of-1987-35th-reunion-tickets-383138657037 Complete the class survey at this LINK and visit FB group at www.facebook.com/groups/555354429359898/
1990 - An in-person celebration to commemorate their 30th +2 year reunion took place SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1. Visit the class Facebook page (www.facebook.com/groups/oprf1990) for updates. For more information contact Bubba Murray at email@example.com or Jason Rosado at Jason@DistinctiveCoaching.com
2000 - An informal "mini-reunion" was held in October 2021, but there's talk of a larger reunion in 2022. Visit their facebook page for updates: facebook.com/groups/2393833494226701/. The planning group includes Caitlin Fahey, Jessica Montanez, Ryan Grace, Allison (Ibarra) Nelson and Perry Thorne. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org .The committee is still planning a bigger event to take place in 2022.
2002 - The 20-year reunion was held Saturday, JUNE 11 - find more information link - oprfhs20yearreunion.eventbrite.com Visit the facebook group to connect with your classmates - facebook.com/groups/1066457734127487/ .
2012 - Class members held their 10-year reunion on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 at Hubbard Street Inn in Chicago! Find more information at this Eventbrite LINK. There's also a facebook group - check it out: www.facebook.com/groups/138130414966371/ - see what's up.
FALL 2021 REUNIONS (note: NO in-person reunions were held in 2020)
1966 - Classmates gathered for a 55th year reunion the weekend of SEPT. 24-25 on Friday at the 19th Century Club in Oak Park and Saturday evening at the American Legion Hall in Forest Park. Connect with your classmates on your CLASS WEBSITE: LINK and on their FACEBOOK page HERE.
1976 & 1977 - The Class of 1976 and the Class of 77 held a combined 45th year Reunion get-together on Saturday, DEC 4 at Goldy’s Restaurant in Forest Park. Connect with your classmates on their facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/43257497002 NOTE: Goldy's is CASH ONLY.
1985 - The 35th year Reunion for the Class of '85 became a 35th plus One, held on SATURDAY, SEPT 25 at the National Grove Forest Preserve Site located near 31st and Des Plaines in North Riverside. Follow the Class of '85 Facebook group for updates: LINK.
1986 - The 35th year reunion was held over Homecoming weekend (Sept 24-25). Check their Facebook and Instagram pages to connect with your classmates: facebook.com/groups/oprfhsclassof1986 and instagram.com/oprf1986/ Event details are posted on the Eventbrite LINK.
1991 - The 30th year reunion was held Saturday, SEPT 25 at Urban Pioneer Group in Forest Park. Details about the event are posted on the Class WEBSITE: www.oprfhs1991.wordpress.com - Connect with your classmates on the class Facebook page: facebook.com/groups/2444060552568746. Committee members included Sarah (Abboreno) Corbin, Molly Dunn and Tanya Smith - you can reach them at this e-mail: email@example.com.
2000 - A 20-Year (plus One) Mini-Reunion was held Saturday, OCT 23, 2021 at the Old School Tavern & Grill in Forest Park. Visit their facebook page for more details: facebook.com/groups/2393833494226701/. The committee is still planning a bigger event to take place in 2022
In additiion, the Water Polo Alumni Match returned this year after a hiatus in 2020 and was held at OPRFHS on Saturday, Nov 27. See their Facebook group HERE for details.