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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 2023, LFA hosted an alumni happy hour in the West Loop, followed by Reunion on campus in October. Seven college dinner series events for our college Caxys took place in cities and towns around the country throughout the fall, and the Academy engaged with alumni in Boston in November.  January and February ushered in regional events in Dallas and Austin, Texas, as well as in Florida (Ponte Vedra Beach, N. Palm Beach, and Naples). The popular Young Alumni Lunch brought our youngest Caxys to campus in January to socialize with one another and their teachers. Upcoming spring 2024 events include a special performance of Mamma Mia! in the Cressey Center; the 10th annual Young Alumni-Student Networking Night (YANN); the annual Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) meeting on campus; and college dinner series events and alumni receptions in Chicago and beyond. The alumni & family picnic will be held on campus in August. Watch the website and social media regularly for updates.

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, Senior Director of Alumni Engagement & Philanthropy, 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!


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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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