Annual Fund Gala: AWARDS

Saturday, November 4, 2023
VIP Reception (VIP Ticket: $350): 5 p.m.
Cocktail and Dinner (Regular Ticket: $200): 6 p.m.

Join us to celebrate Morgan Park Academy’s storied tradition of educational excellence.
All the funds raised at the Gala will support the Annual Fund.

Dinner, Entertainment, DJ, Silent and Live Auctions
Location: The Odyssey Venue,
Tinley Park


> DONATE TO YOUR CLASS FUND (for parents or grandparents only)

The Annual Fund Gala raises funds to support student programs, faculty professional development, financial assistance, and facilities improvements.

Questions? Contact Vincent Hermosilla at

Four Pillars of Giving

We believe that growing and developing the Global Scholars program is critical to Morgan Park Academy’s goal of providing an exceptional college preparatory curriculum. A global approach requires academic innovation, inspirational speakers, thought-provoking field trips, life-changing service activities, and state-of-the-art technology. Not only does the Global Scholars initiative challenge students to become independent learners and global leaders, it inspires them to fulfill the ultimate promise of our mission: to make a positive difference in the world.

We believe that as we advance our global approach to education, we must provide our faculty with opportunities to explore cutting-edge classroom initiatives. Investing in our faculty is key to sustaining high-quality academics. Bringing new ideas and instructional methods into the classroom encourages excellence and creativity in teaching and helps to ensure that we achieve our mission of preparing our students to succeed in college and in life.

We believe that environmental sustainability begins at home. We are committed to preserving and restoring our historic campus, becoming more energy-efficient, redesigning classrooms for the 21st century, creating green spaces, and upgrading infrastructure and technologies.

We believe that an Academy education should be accessible to talented students regardless of financial circumstances. Our school’s commitment to diversity extends beyond cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity, to include socioeconomic and geographic diversity as well. Providing scholarships and financial assistance increases our ability to recruit talented students throughout the Chicagoland area, enriches the school community, and enhances our environment both inside and outside of the classroom.


Our students are our inspiration and your donation is an acknowledgment of your belief in a Morgan Park Academy education. The Gala supports our Four Pillars of Giving!

No material prizes are offered during an Altruistic Auction. Guests will be asked to raise their paddles in support of the Academy’s Four Pillars of Giving. The reward is the priceless feeling that comes from making a positive difference in the lives of Morgan Park Academy students and faculty.

This event kicks off our Annual Giving Fund pledge drive, and we hope to raise 50% of our $550,000 goal the night of the Gala. We also hope to achieve 100% participation from Academy families and 100% participation from alumni.

Even if you can’t make the event, you can still use this occasion to make your contribution to the Annual Giving Fund. Contact Vincent Hermosilla at 773-881-0667 or donate online.

100% of your contribution to the Annual Giving Fund given during the Altruistic Auction is tax deductible.

Absolutely! We encourage you to ask your employer if there is a matching gift program available. This is a wonderful way to make your contribution go even further in assisting Morgan Park Academy.