Supporting MPA

Morgan Park Academy celebrated the grand opening of the Academy Archives in 2009, a permanent exhibition preserving our rich history dating back to the Academy’s founding in 1873. The exhibition reveals the profound impact the Academy has had on the American landscape. It explores the Academy’s early affiliation with William Rainey Harper and the University of Chicago as a non-sectarian, integrated, co-educational, college-preparatory school; commemorates the Morgan Park Military alumni who proudly served our country in WWI, WWII and The Korean War; and celebrates our most recent history as one of the most diverse, academically rigorous, independent, pre-Kindergarten through 12 Grade day schools in our nation.

The Academy Archives is just the latest in a long line of campus spaces and programs that we owe to Morgan Park Academy supporters. Every building and playing field at Morgan Park Academy tells the story of our history. From Hansen Hall and Alumni Hall to the prairie-style gymnasium and the contemporary architecture of the Art Center – these all stand as legacies to the generosity of our donors. These ivy-covered buildings are beacons of the academic excellence and time-honored traditions shared by Academy alumni, spanning generations. Through generous contributions from our community members, we continue our commitment to providing students with the best education possible – an education that inspires students to lead lives of purpose, and to succeed in school and in life.

Your gifts allow us to continue that mission each and every day, and we are extremely grateful.

The Annual Giving Fund is Morgan Park Academy’s core fundraising program. Contributions to the annual fund are used during the school year that they are given, making them critical to  enhancing our programs, and providing the resources that make the Academy exceptional, both inside and outside the classroom. We encourage all members of the Academy community to support the Fund at the level that suits them - parents, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni, faculty, and staff. Every contribution makes a difference that can be seen and felt on campus each year we grow.

Endowment and planned gifts help the Academy survive and thrive on a long-term basis. These gifts include support for student financial aid, our faculty, building projects, academic or athletic programs. We have outlined many different giving options, which give our supporters tax benefits and the chance to leave a true legacy for their families, while helping secure a solid future for Morgan Park as a leading independent school.  

Thank you for your support.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need assistance.

Vincent Hermosilla, Assistant Head of School for Community Relations
(773) 881-6700 ext. 261 | email

David Honor '67, Director of Alumni Relations
(773) 881-6700 ext. 229 | email
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