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The Academy offers a wide variety of engagement opportunities to keep alumni informed about the school and connected to fellow graduates. We hope you will join us on campus and around the country for one of our many gatherings. We continue to host both in-person and virtual events to serve our alumni near and far.

During the summer and fall 2022, we hosted events to welcome LFA's Head of School, Chris Tennyson, into his new leadership role. An alumni happy hour took place in Wrigleyville in July followed by an alumni & friends picnic on campus in August. During the fall, the Office of Alumni Engagement hosted seven college dinner series events with our college Caxys in cities and towns across the country, as well as regional alumni receptions in New York City, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, and Washington D.C. The month of January kicked off with the popular Young Alumni Luncheon on campus, where our newest graduates return to LFA to socialize with one another and with their teachers. Upcoming spring 2023 events include a state of the school online event with Chris Tennyson; a special performance of Seussical the Musical for our alumni with young children; the Josh Rothstein Young Alumni Networking Night (YANN); the annual Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) meeting on campus; and college dinner series events and alumni receptions around the country.

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 Alumni Engagement, at 847-615-3268.

And please remember to keep your contact information up to date with the Academy. We deliver a lot of our communications via email, including the monthly alumni enews. Send updates to:

If you would like to submit a class note for inclusion in the Review, the alumni magazine, email You can read the Review here.

The LFA-FH alumni community is 6,000 members strong. Show your pride and get reconnected with the Academy today!


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

Alumni Relations Contacts

Ruth Keyso

Senior Director of Alumni Engagement & Philanthropy

Hannah Shallenberger

Director of Development & Stewardship

Rachael Josephsen

Director of Advancement Events & Special Projects

To update your contact information with the Academy, send an email to:

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