It has been an extraordinary 150 years for Morgan Park Academy. Evolving through a century and a half, changing names multiple times, and weathering pandemics and wars, the Academy and its alumni have left an indelible mark on Chicago and America.
Serving in two World Wars and other conflicts, defining society through their work and dedication, alumni and community members have made the Academy proud.
The 2022-2023 school year will be one of celebration by highlighting the men and women who have defined the Academy and society, remembering our history, celebrating its many accomplishments, and planning for its future.
I would like to cordially invite you to our 150th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 22, at the Palmer House Hilton downtown. As we celebrate 150 years, we also want to plan for our next 150 years by raising funds for the Academy’s endowment. Whether you can attend the event or not, I’d like you to consider supporting the Academy. There are many ways to support this initiative. Take a look at our sponsorship opportunities, and peruse our 150th Anniversary Campaign brochure below to learn how your gift will secure the Academy’s future for another century and a half of success.
With excitement and pride, I look forward to hearing from all of you, alumni, alumni parents, parents, faculty, trustees, and friends.
Thank you for joining us in this wonderful celebration,
Mercedes Z. Sheppard
Head of School