Every year, Fenwick asks local businesses to sponsor our events in order to raise funds for tuition assistance for deserving students. Time and again, they have supported us and our students, helping to ensure our children receive an excellent education. As our community faces a difficult road ahead, it’s our turn to lend a hand and help them weather this storm.
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Held annually, the Blackfriars Gala is Fenwick’s largest community event. It is a dinner dance and auction that is a celebration of all things Fenwick, including honoring Fenwick Hall of Fame inductees and the recipient of the Lumen Tranquillum award.
Held annually, the Friar Classic Golf Outing is a fun Friday of golf, friendly competition, camaraderie among Fenwick alumni and friends of all ages.
Pass the Torch Golf Outing
Held annually, the Pass the Torch Golf Outing honors a member of the Fenwick community at a day of golf and a celebratory dinner.
Fenwick hosts a number of events each year aimed at engaging the Friar family and building our community. These events take place at Fenwick, in the surrounding community, and around the country.
Each summer, all alumni who graduated 50 years ago or more are invited to return to Fenwick to celebrate Mass, renew old friendships over lunch and reminisce about the school they cherish.
Alumni of all classes are welcomed back to a series of events during Homecoming Weekend in the fall.
Fenwick celebrates reunions every five years; during the fall of 2020, class years ending in 5 and 0 will gather. Other individual classes also celebrate reunions annually.
FENWICK YOUNG ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Throughout the year, the Fenwick Young Alumni Association hosts a number of service events at which alumni and friends can give back to their community. These opportunities include volunteering at Ronald McDonald House, Working Bikes Organization,and more.
Each summer the Fenwick Young Alumni Association hosts a boat cruise on Lake Michigan.
Social and Networking Events
The Fenwick Young Alumni Association plans meet ups and networking events throughout the year.
Arizona Alumni Gathering
See you in 2021!
Each year the institutional advancement office collaborates with our wonderful affinity groups to support a number of special events.
The Dr. Jerry Lordan Freshmen Family Mass and Picnic
Each August at the beginning of the school year, the Fathers’ Club hosts a welcome mass and picnic for all incoming freshmen and their families.
Grandparents Day celebrates the role that grandparents and other family and friends play in the lives of Fenwick students. Stay tuned for information for 2020.
The Fenwick Mothers’ Club and Father’s Club regularly host events throughout the school year to provide social and service opportunities to current and former Fenwick parents.
FENWICK BAR ASSOCIATION
The Fenwick Bar Association co-sponsors a reception prior to the Howlett Cup. The Howlett Cup is a mock trial competition for Chicago-area Catholic high schools. Members of the Fenwick Bar Association are invited to socialize and network prior to rooting on the Fenwick mock trial team during the competition.
The Fenwick Bar Association honors a member of the Fenwick community for meritorious service to the legal profession at the annual Accipiter Award Luncheon. Date TBD.
Discounted ticket price for law-school students.