70th Annual Blackfriars Gala

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We are proud to announce that the 70th Annual Blackfriars Gala will be held at the newly renovated Old Post Office in downtown Chicago on April 28, 2023. 
 
The 1921 Art Deco structure designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White spans three city blocks and has been turned into a mixed-use space, including a rooftop park, stunning event space, fitness center, food hall, an extension of the Chicago Riverwalk, and offices. 
 
Nearly $1 billion was spent restoring, replacing, replicating and cleaning significant architectural features and readying the 2.8 million-square-foot limestone structure. Design giant Gensler, which oversaw the rehabilitation, was careful to preserve historic elements, such as original marble and spiral mail chutes, while modernizing the building with elements like green space and natural light.
 
We are happy to announce the honorees for the 70th Annual Blackfriars Gala. Robert J. Cooney ‘70 and Charles S. Wolande ‘72 will be inducted into Fenwick’s Hall of Fame, and the Fenwick Mothers' Club will be awarded the
Lumen Tranquillum.
 
Please join us in congratulating Bob, Chuck and the Fenwick Mothers' Club, all of whom have contributed so greatly to the Fenwick community over many years. 
 
Stay tuned for registration details.
 
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Please contact Marilyn Nicodemo '98 with questions by email or at 708-948-0307.
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