There is a real “back-to-school atmosphere both on the school campus and with LTAA members and friends.
Thank you to everyone who supported our golf outing in August. Through your participation as a golfer, donor, or sponsor, we raised $17,000 towards the Faculty Innovation Grant Program. We’ll be announcing grant winners on October 16th, and we look forward to reporting on the many unique programs for which Lane teachers and staff are awarded grants.
In the meantime, I hope you will join us for several alumni events scheduled for this fall: In-person Graceland Cemetery Tour on October 29th, our monthly Varsity Coffee Hour meet ups on October 31st and November 28th, and an encore virtual tour of “Famous Chicago Foods” on December 11th. Check out the event calendar on our website or make sure you are signed up for our digital newsletter.
I also welcome your participation in our 4th Annual LTAA Snowbank where we invite alumni from all over the country to make online deposits of new winterwear for Lane Tech students in need. We will be launching that project November 1st, and it will culminate on Giving Tuesday which falls on November 28th. Shopping sites will be shared on our website and in our digital newsletters.
Lastly, I am proud to report that the Lane Tech Alumni Association has now earned a Platinum rating (the highest level available), with nonprofit evaluation and compliance organization, Candid/Guidestar.
We mean it when we say it… “Wherever you go, whatever you do, remember the honor of Lane”.