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 -
Fall 2021 Reunions include 1966, 1985, 1986 and 1991
We currently have information for 1961, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991 and 2000.
Note: Schedules and events may be modified due to continued uncertainty created by covid-19 and construction projects set to take place on campus. Fall 2021 SCHOOL TOURS will NOT take place.
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 these CLASSES for their donations of reunion proceeds 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, 1992 and 1993. 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 - 4 days per week.
HOMECOMING AND REUNIONS for 2020-2021 and beyond
HOMECOMING and FOOTBALL 2021 - Homecoming is scheduled for the weekend of Friday/Saturday SEPTEMBER 24/25 with the Football game on Friday evening. Other HOME football games are on these Fridays: AUG 27, SEPT 3, SEPT 10 and OCT 15. Schedule may be subject to change. Find more information on the ATHLETICS page HERE. Please keep in mind that spectator attendance at events might be limited and may vary from one week to the next.
For information about past reunions please scroll down to the bottom of this page
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Fall schedules and events may be modified due to uncertainty created by covid-19 and construction projects taking place on campus. Attendance at football games may be restricted.
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!
1960 - Several classmates have inquired about plans for a 60th year reunion. If you know of any plans in the works, or are willing to help on a planning committee, please let us know by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or check the class website www.oakpark-riverforest60.com/ for additional contact information.
1961 - The Reunion Committee has decided to postpone the 60th Reunion by one year because of the uncertainty of hotels, restaurants and other venues due to covid. The Class of '61 will celebrate their 61st Reunion in 2022. Visit the class website (LINK) for additional information:
1966 - Join your classmates for a 55th year reunion the weekend of SEPT. 24-25 with Friday evening 9/24 at the 19th Century Club in Oak Park (with dancing to a DJ) and Saturday evening at the American Legion Hall in Forest Park. Classmates can contact Sue Ann Todhunter at email@example.com for more information. You can also connect on your CLASS WEBSITE: LINK and on their FACEBOOK page HERE.
1968 - Plans are on hold for a Birthday Party reunion to celebrate turning 70 (or 71) years old. The gathering, originally scheduled for this May 2020, will be rescheduled for a later date to be determined. More information on the Class of '68-50th Reunion Facebook page under "Events" - LINK.
1970 - UPDATE - Due to continuing Covid-19 challenges, this is postponed to 2022. Tenative date is SEPT 10, 2022 at the 19th Century Club. PLEASE SEE THE WEBSITE for updated details. Planning continues for the 50th - 51st - 52nd year reunion celebration at the 19th Century Club in Oak Park. Find more info on the class website: www.oprfhs70.com – use the Contact Us page to reach the organizers.
1971 - UPDATE - Plans for the 50th Year Reunion have morphed into a "50 Plus ONE" celebration next year. See their Reunion website - oprfhsclassof71reunion.myevent.com/ for more details. Join the Class Facebook group to keep up with the news: www.facebook.com/groups/oprf7140threunion Contact the planning committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1975 - Yes, there WERE plans for a 45 year reunion in October 2020 For More info, please follow OPRF Class of 1975 Reunion Facebook page. Info is also posted on the Class Website: www.oprfclassof75.com/index.cfm.
1985 - The 35th year Reunion for the Class of '85 is now a 35th plus One. Date is SATURDAY, SEPT 25 (to coincide with Homecoming weekend) and will take place 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 reunion planning committee has chosen Homecoming weekend (Sept 24-25) for the 35th year reunion. Tickets are NOW ON SALE at this LINK. Find more information on their Facebook page: facebook.com/groups/oprfhsclassof1986 and on their Instagram page: instagram.com/oprf1986/ Venue and other detals are posted on the Eventbrite LINK. Be sure to RSVP at the link to ensure you get reunion updates.
1990 - UPDATE: Class of 1990 held a virtual Halloween gathering on Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 to commemorate their 30 year reunion. Visit the class Facebook page (@oprf90) where updates have been posted. For more information contact Bubba Murray at email@example.com
1991 - The 30th year reunion is set for Saturday, SEPT 25 at Urban Pioneer Group in Forest Park. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW and find more information at the Class WEBSITE: www.oprfhs1991.wordpress.com and connect with classmates on the class Facebook page facebook.com/groups/2444060552568746. The reunion committee ncludes Sarah (Abboreno) Corbin, Molly Dunn and Tanya Smith. Use this Email address for inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2000 - A 20-Year Reunion originally planned for September 2020 was postponed. Here is the LINK to their facebook page. The planning group includes Caitlin Fahey, Jessica Montanez, Ryan Grace, Allison (Ibarra) Nelson and Perry Thorne. Contact them at email@example.com
2001- We have heard from a few alumni and will post information as it becomes available. We do not yet have contact information to post but can put you in touch if you want to help. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
1959 - The 60th year reunion took place over the weekend of SEPTEMBER 27-28 with the main event at Drury Lane in Oak Brook. Information was posted on the Class of '59 website at www.oakpark-riverforest59.com/ . Contact Donna Jones Stephens via the website to connect with your classmates.
1969 - The 50th was held OCTOBER 12, 2019 - at the 19th Century Club in Oak Park. Events included the Football game on Friday night, a tour of the high school on Saturday morning and grammar school tours at various times. Contact the Reunion Committee by e-mail to email@example.com and join the facebook group: facebook.com/groups/1722475718081874/
1979 - Your 40th year reunion was celebrated on Saturday, OCT 26 at Fitzgerald's Nightclub, 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn and included a light buffet of Alpine Sandwiches and Malnatti's pizza - with CASH BAR. Visit the class website (LINK) for more details. The committee included Mary Lappe Kureja (firstname.lastname@example.org), Carol Campbell (CJC910@hotmail.com), Kathleen Fleming(email@example.com), Bill Deist (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Tracy Quinn Brooker(email@example.com). .
1984 - Classmates held a 35th year reunion get-together SEPT 20-21 at Healy's in Forest Park. Additional events included a "Meet & Greet" on Friday at ONE LAKE Brewing in Oak Park (Lake & Austin) followed by the football game at 7:30 and a tour of the school on Saturday morning. The committee includes Ellen (Mullarkey) Nelson, Karen (Barg) Baldwin and others. You can reach Ellen by E-MAIL and connect with your classmates via their FACEBOOK Reunion group: LINK.
1989 - The 30th year reunion celebration was held on Saturday, OCTOBER 12 at The Carleton in Oak Park. Learn more at the Class FACEBOOK Reunion group: LINK - and their Facebook EVENT page: LINK - both are set as "private" so you must join the group to view the updates and postings.
1999 - A 20th year reunion celebration was held on Saturday, SEPT 14 at Healy's in Forest Park from 7 - 11 PM. Check their FACEBOOK Reunion group to learn more: facebook.com/groups/379287009323198/ and contact the committee by email to: Class99OPRF20th@gmail.com - committee members include Anya Budinsky, Max Knebel and Jasmine Batiste-Lampkin.
2009 - A TEN YEAR reunion celebration for the Class of 2009 was held on Friday, NOVEMBER 29. Get all the details on thee class website: www.oprfreunion.com/ - (link expired)
A RECAP OF 2018 REUNIONS and earlier
1953 - Classmates celebrated the 65th anniversary of their graduation the weekend of SEPTEMBER 21 - 22.. with a Friday cocktail party at the home of Jane Lofgren Pearsall; and a Saturday LUNCHEON at OP Country Club. Contact Jane at (773) 484-9282 (cell) or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1958 - The 60th anniversary get-together was held the weekend of October 5 - 7, 2018.. On Friday night was cocktails and dinner at Trattoria 225 in Oak Park; and on Saturday, October 6th a dinner at the Oak Park Country Club. Other possible events included a TOUR of the high school on Saturday morning. .Contact Jordon Beller (630) 816-1932 (cell) or email: email@example.com
1968 - The class of 1968 celebrated its 50 Year Reunion over the weekend of OCTOBER 19 - 20. with a Friday night mixer a Saturday evening dinner party at the 19th Century Club in Oak Park. Connect via their website www.oprfhs1968.org or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . "Meet" your classmates at the Class of '68 facebook page - facebook.com/groups/2012451342334944/.
1973 - The Class of '73 held a 45th year reunion on Saturday evening, SEPTEMBER 22 - at Doc Ryans in Forest Park with Cash bar and food. Questions? Send an email Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org
1978 - The 40th year reunion was held over Homecoming Weekend, with the "main event" on Saturday evening, SEPTEMBER 22 at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn. Many thanks for Jane Erickson for heading up the planning committee. Learn more at the class website: www.oprf78.com - to contact Jane, use the "Contact Us" link on the website.
1983 - Held 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 was held over Homecoming Weekend (9/22) at Healy's Westside in Forest Park. Event details and a link to purchase tickets via Eventbrite is HERE. 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/
1993 - The 25-year reunion took place 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. And check out their facebook page to connect with your classmates at www.facebook.com/groups/93Huskies/
1998 - The 20-year reunion was Sept. 22 at the Wild Onion Tied House in Oak Park. Tickets available at this LINK. Contact the committee via e-mail to OPRFHS1998@gmail.com - and connect via the facebook group at facebook.com/groups/367356040360653/
Paul Eckenroad Memorial Water Polo Match - the 7th Annual "Boys" Alumni Water Polo match was held Saturday, Nov 24 in the East Pool. Visit their Facebook event page for more information: facebook.com/events/260225368014224/
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.
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.