We strive to model the critical role an alumni community has in growing a vibrant, urban high school ecosystem.
The LTAA supports thousands of members, keeping them connected to Lane and one another through personal visits, digital media, networking events, newsletters, social activities and reunion assistance.
The LTAA houses an extensive archival library of yearbooks, articles and artifacts pertaining to the history of Lane Tech from its beginning in 1908. Many items are available for viewing. The LTAA staff regularly consults with faculty, students and the greater Lane Tech community for research projects and questions and conducts school tours for class reunions. Lost class rings, yearbooks and on occasion, even fellow classmates are found using the resources of the LTAA.
Life-long learning for LTAA members and academic support for Lane Tech students is our priority. Philanthropy focus areas include educational enhancements, college readiness, and access to higher education. How do we do that?
Service projects like stocking the student food pantry and the free Winter Essentials Pop Up Store help ensure that students get to school safely and ready to learn. The LTAA Faculty Innovation Grant Program provides $25,000 annually to teachers at Lane for equipment and other classroom-enriching materials that keep Lane Tech in a position of academic dominance. Each year the LTAA underwrites the cost for students who might not otherwise have the resources to travel beyond the boundaries of Chicago, to participate in college bus tours throughout the Midwest. And our hallmark program, LTAA Scholarships provide gap financing for the high performing students at Lane. The LTAA has administered more than $2.5M in scholarships since the inception of the program in 1985.