Welcome Lane Tech Parents!
As a parent of a student at one of Chicago's most outstanding educational institutions, you are cordially invited to join "Friends of Lane", an all-volunteer, parent-driven, Lane Tech Community registered non-profit organization. Please feel free to use all of the parent resources available on the Friends of Lane site and be sure to click on the "Membership" link.
What a powerful group this can be! Friends of Lane is looking for members and volunteers. We are dedicated to supporting programs and activities for students and teachers and Lane Tech High School.
All funds raised from our events will go directly back to the school. We invite you and welcome you to join us!
Friends of Lane meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Room 135, College and Career Center
Want to get involved? Join a Committee!
Community Committee. Manage and run all school community events to build up the Lane Tech student and parent community. Responsibilities include maintaining the budget for all community events, including Freshman Meet and Greet, Open House, Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon, Report Card Pick Up, Parent Social Events, and Parents Night Out.
Contact: Kirsten Dunaway at firstname.lastname@example.org
Green and Gold Gala Fundraising Committee. Coordinate, plan and manage the annual Spring Green and Gold Gala and Auction to raise funds for the school. Responsibilities include: maintaining the event budget, overseeing organizing subcommittees, working with outside vendors as needed, coordinating communications with school, staff, and alumni; and creating and managing sponsorships and advertising sales management and leadership of seven sub-committees, covering sponsorship, invitations, publicity, finance/technology, auction, program/entertainment, and site/décor.
Contact: Debi Lilly at email@example.com
Annual Appeal Committee. Coordinate, plan and manage annual fundraising appeal to solicit donations from parents. Responsibilities include: setting up budget and plan for the campaign; managing publicity and promotional efforts; creation, delivery, and acknowledgement of solicitation letter; running several phone-a-thons, and working with FOL Board and Administration to publicize the appeal.
Contact: Joan Hyde at firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Events Fundraising Committee. Coordinate, plan and manage all other fundraising activities. Responsible for coordinating and promoting smaller fundraisers on behalf of Lane Tech, such as Cubs ticket sales, local restaurant promotions, International Days video sales, and Roscoe Village ‘shop for schools’ event. Work with outside vendors as needed, and promote events to school community. Contact Ileene Paset at email@example.com
Parent College Committee. This committee will provide information to parents about the college application process and supports efforts of the school counseling department and career center. Will hold informational meetings for parents to help navigate the college search and application process. Participation is suggested for Junior or Senior parents or parents with recent, college application experience.
Contact: Hyla Finn at firstname.lastname@example.org
School Store Committee. Chairman manages all operations of the school store which is a big fundraiser for Lane Tech. Responsibilities include: inventory selection and management, graphic design and selection, pickup of inventory when possible, days of operation, staffing, and making deposits. (All of these approved by school administrative liaison.).
Contact: Cynthia Rivera at email@example.com
Online Store Committee. Sell Lane Tech spirit wear in online store to raise funds for Lane.
Parent Network Committee. Keep parents informed, including monthly e-newsletter that highlights Lane news and events. Responsibilities include: soliciting articles from various parent volunteers. Manage volunteers who report on specific areas of school life (i.e., Class and Club News, Sports,
etc. Edit articles for appropriate content and length. Work with newsletter designer each month to prepare and proof newsletter for online distribution. Solicit articles from Principal.
Contact: Samantha DeKoven at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Coordinator. Coordinate parent volunteers to assist in departments throughout the school who need assistance. Responsibilities: communicate the volunteer opportunities to all parents via Parent to Parent emails; create online sign-up links; update Lane Tech staff who request volunteers with parent contact information in a timely manner.
Contact Sue Sell at email@example.com
Lisa Borelli (Anna ’18, Marco ’19) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cynthia Rivera (Gabriella '19) - email@example.com
Amy Cooper - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ha Truong (Sibel '19, Aydin '20) - email@example.com
Stacey Sacco (Emily '19) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Joan Hyde (Lillian ’19) - email@example.com
Debi Lilly - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gala Fundraising Committee
Parent College Committee
School Store Committee
Parent Network Committee
Special Events Fundraising Committee
Online Store Committee
Chair: Joan Hyde (Lillian ’19) email@example.com
Chair: Kirsten Dunaway firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Debi Lilly email@example.com
Chair: Hyla Finn firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair: Cynthia Rivera email@example.com
Chair: Samantha DeKoven (Jessica ‘18) firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Ileene Paset email@example.com
Co-Chair: Denise Daichendt
Chair: Sue Sell (Nicolas ’18) firstname.lastname@example.org