Annual Appeal Campaign 2016-2017
Friends of Lane exists, in part, to fill budget gaps and fund initiatives that would otherwise go unfunded. Thanks to your generous contributions, last year’s fundraising efforts were tremendously successful. We donated over $234,000 to renovate the long-neglected boys locker room, fund teacher grant requests, and install a new marquee sign on the front lawn.
This year, the Lane Administrative team has asked Friends of Lane to take on several critical projects promoting student and staff safety. We are charged with raising $350,000 to provide lights for our poorly lit parking lot and to set up additional ID scanners, to be located at high volume locations in the school. We have also been asked to continue supporting teacher grant requests. In order to meet these goals, it is critical to achieve 100% percent participation from Lane Tech families. While no commitment is too small, the suggested donation is $1,000 per family in order to fully fund these projects. Although the suggested amount may seem high, this amount is actually below the amount other CPS Selective Enrollment High schools solicit during their annual drives. Please consider pledging the maximum amount you can afford, with the knowledge that your annual donation has never been as critical to Lane’s operating expenses as it is now.
This year, in partnership with Friends of Lane, we are excited to announce that the 2nd Century Foundation will match every donation of $1000 and above up to $25,000. For those able to generously give $2000 or more will be invited to a special cocktail reception with Principal Tennison.
AS THE LARGEST HIGH SCHOOL IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, WE ARE RANKED #6 BY U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT!
Your past generosity and support has provided the following:
Please consider making as generous a gift as you can. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Lane Tech is committed to giving our students an unparalleled education that prepares them for college and beyond. Please help continue this tradition. May we count on you?
This year, we are offering two methods for donations. PayPal and clearXchange. Find our more information below.
Pictures of finished locker room and front marquee sign
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Click HERE for the February Newsletter
2/28/2017 Parent Panel: Navigating the College Process at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium
3/2 Junior Parents Night at 5:30 pm
3/4 Band and Orchestra Contest
3/7 Spring Sports Parent Meeting at 7 pm in the Auditorium
3/8 Chamber Ensemble Concert at 7pm in the Auditorium
3/9 Meet and Greet for Incoming Freshmen 5-7 pm. School store will be open.
3/14 Meet and Greet for Incoming Freshmen 5-7 pm. School store will be open.
3/16 LSC Meeting at 6:30 pm
3/16 International Days
3/17 International Nights at 7 pm
3/18 International Nights at 2pm and 7 pm
3/23 College Fair at 6:30-8 pm with more than 150 college reps.
4/4 FOL Meeting: Presenting Parent Survey Results
4/7-4/16 Spring Break - No School
4/21 Green and Gold Gala at Moonlight Studios
*GO TO EVENTS PAGE FOR MORE INFO*
FOL Fundraising 2016/2017 Goal
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Special thanks to Ryszard Wolski for all the Lane photos