Parents

Fathers' Club

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MEMBERSHIP DUES

If you would like to pay for your Fathers' Club 2021-2022 school year membership click on the “1 Year Membership” button.

If you are an incoming Freshmen dad and would like to pay for all four years click on the "4 Year Membership" button.

ABOUT THE FATHERS' CLUB

The Fenwick Fathers’ Club is a volunteer organization founded on October 17, 1932. On that day, six fathers of current Fenwick students each donated $25 to be used as an emergency fund for families experiencing hardships during the Great Depression. Membership in the Fathers’ Club is open to all adults who assume the parent role in the life of a Fenwick student.

Throughout the school year, the Fathers’ Club sponsors a Freshman Family Picnic in August, a Fall Fest with the Mothers’ Club, a Cigar Christmas Party, Trends in College Admissions, a Men's Religious Retreat around Lent and a Welcome Steak Fry for incoming fathers in May. Other meetings are held regularly for social networking and dinner once a month.

MISSION

The mission of the Fathers’ Club is to advance the ministry of Fenwick High School, to provide a social network, to enrich our faith lives, to facilitate communication and to serve the needs of our families.

VISION

The vision of the Fathers’ Club includes a welcoming atmosphere and congenial social group for parents, an opportunity for members to grow in their faith lives, compassionate support for families struggling with the loss of a parent through the Tuition Continuation Fund, clear and open lines of communication between the school and families, an outward manifestation of our appreciation for the work of the faculty and financial participation in the school’s Annual Giving program.

FATHERS’ CLUB TUITION CONTINUATION FUND


Fenwick Families can experience significant financial stress upon the death of a parent. The Fathers’ Club works with the school business office per its written policy to continue the tuition payments of families who experience such losses. This is the bedrock value of the Fathers’ Club. It speaks to the cohort responsibility that our members have for all the adolescents in our community. It is one of the ministerial characteristics that makes Fenwick more than just an excellent school. It is a faith community built upon enduring values transmitted across generations. It demonstrates the social capital which binds our families together in the present and which will bind our alumni together in the future as they mature into their adult years. It makes the whole greater than the sum of the parts. For more information concerning the Tuition Continuation Fund, please contact the Fathers’ Club President, Lou Leonardi.

Upcoming Events

Trends in College Admissions
Wednesday, January 19th at 6:00 pm
Fenwick High School Auditorium
505 Washington Blvd., Oak Park, IL 60302
Presenters:  Fenwick College Counselors
Emily Anderson and Igho Oraka
To register, email the fenwickfathersclub@gmail.com


Texas Holdem Night
Friday, February 4th at 6:00 pm
The Village Club of Western Springs
4221 Lawn Avenue, Western Springs, IL 60558
To register, email the fenwickfathersclub@gmail.com

Winterfest
Thursday, February 17th at 7:00 pm
Irish Times
8869 Burlington Avenue, Brookfield, IL 60513
Presenters:  Dave Rill (Fenwick CC and Track Coach)
Dave Kleinhans (Fenwick Physics/Computer Science Teacher)
To register, email the fenwickfathersclub@gmail.com
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