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LFA Alumni

Welcome to the Lake Forest Academy-Ferry Hall Alumni/ae page. You, our graduates, are an integral part of who we are as an institution. You carry the message of the Academy into the wider world; you network with one another; you maintain deep and lasting friendships with each another and with your teachers. This is what makes the Academy a strong and vibrant institution.

This website is for YOU. Here, you can browse the list of upcoming alumni celebrations both in Chicago and around the country. You can submit a class note to the magazine or read the Review online. You can learn about volunteer opportunities at LFA through the Alumni Advisory Board or volunteer your time and energy to host--or help--at an event.

*Alumni Weekend & Reunion 2019 will take place on September 20-22, 2019!

Ideas, Suggestions & Feedback

Do you have an idea for a great alumni service, program or event? Do you have suggestions on how to improve alumni communications? Would you like to be a volunteer for our Networking Night with current students in the spring? Please contact Ruth Keyso, Director of Alumnai Engagement, at 847-615-3268.

Don’t forget to update your email and mailing address with us. We communicate lots of information electronically, including the popular monthly e-news. Be sure to get on the list!

ALUMNI DIRECTORY

*To request the password for the Alumni Directory, please fill out this form.

Lake Forest Academy values its alumni community and strives to provide events and activities that connect graduates with one another and with the school. From Reunion, happy hours and College Dinner Series events, to networking opportunities and regional receptions around the country, the Alumni Office is always on the search for new ways to engage and inspire alumni of all ages.

If you have an idea for an event, or would like to volunteer to organize something, please contact Director of Alumni Engagement Ruth Keyso at 847-615-3268.

The LFA-FH alumni community is more than 5,000 members strong. Show your pride and get reconnected with the Academy today!

Alumni Relations Contacts

Ruth Keyso

Director of Alumni Engagement

Hannah Keller

Director of Alumni Reunions & Reunion Giving

Rachael Josephsen

Advancement Events Coordinator

LFA Alumni/ae Events

Upcoming Events

The Academy holds alumni receptions and gatherings for LFA and Ferry Hall alumni around the country each year. Much of our outreach for these celebrations is done electronically. Please be sure to update your email address with the Office of Alumni Engagement; we don’t want you to miss an invitation! Contact Director of Alumni Engagement Ruth Keyso at 847.615.3268.

Thank you for your enthusiastic participation at our events during the 2017-18 year, which included gatherings in New York City, Seattle, Florida, and more.

Here is a list of events for the 2018-19 academic year. Check back regularly for updates.

Fall 2018
  • Reunion: Sept. 27-30
  • Alumni Hockey Game: Sat., Sept. 29, 11:30 a.m., MacKenzie Ice Arena on campus.
Winter 2019
  • Young Alumni Lunch at LFA: Tues., Jan. 8, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., alumni event, Tues., Feb. 12, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Naples, Fla., alumni event: Wed., Feb. 27, 2019, Noon
Spring 2019
  • Chicago Networking Event (CNE), March 7, 2019
  • YA dinner in Washington, D.C., March 20, 2019, 6 p.m. (@All-Purpose Shaw location)
  • Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) Annual Meeting, April 5-6, 2019
  • St. Louis reception, Sunday, April 7, 2019
  • Denver reception, Sunday, April 14, 2019
  • New York City regional event, Thurs., April 25, 2019
  • Happy Hour for Young Alumni at Wheelhouse Hotel, Chicago, Thurs., June 13; Register here
Fall 2019

College Dinner Series

The College Dinner Series (CDS) is an opportunity for the LFA Office of Alumni Engagement to connect with our youngest alumni in college, to learn about their post-LFA experience, and to share news from campus today.

Be sure to update your email and mailing address with us so that you receive invitations to these and other fun events.

Here is a partial list of our College Dinner Series events for the 2018-19 school year. Check back regularly for updates!

  • Fri., Sept. 14: CDS: University of Illinois, 5 p.m., Papa Del's
  • Tues., Sept. 18: CDS: Richmond, 6 p.m., Carytown Burgers & Fries
  • Thurs., Oct. 18: CDS: Philadelphia, 6 p.m., Pietro's Pizzeria
  • Thurs., Nov. 8: CDS: Northwestern, 6 p.m. Giordano's Evanston
  • Sunday, Nov. 11: CDS: UMichigan, 6 p.m. The Original Cottage Inn Pizza
  • Thurs., March 21: CDS: Washington, D.C.-area colleges, 6 p.m., Oyamel
  • Wed., April 24: NYC-area colleges, 6 p.m. Whitman's (East Village)