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.

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!


*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 2018-19 year, which included gatherings in Florida, New York, St. Louis, Denver and Houston.

Here is a list of events for the 2019-20 academic year. Check back regularly for updates.

Winter 2020
  • Seattle Reception: Dec. 3, 5 - 6:30 p.m., Birch Road Cellar
  • Young Alumni Lunch at LFA: Jan. 7, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Reception: Feb. 20, 6 - 8 p.m.
Spring 2020
  • Naples Lunch Reception: March 3, 12 - 2 p.m., Port Royal Club
  • Young Alumni Networking Night: March 4, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Chicago Networking Event (CNE): April 1
  • New England Reception: April 5
  • Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) Annual Meeting: April 17-18

RSVP to all events to Rachael Josephsen:; 847-615-3298

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.

College Dinner Series:

  • University of Illinois, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6 p.m. - Papa Del's
  • Duke, Monday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m. - Place TBA
  • Elon, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 6 p.m. - Place TBA
  • Wake Forest, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6 p.m. - Place TBA
  • Northwestern, Thursday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m. - Place TBA