We are an independent, non-profit fundraising organization whose sole mission is to raise money to support O.A. Thorp Scholastic Academy, its students and staff. Membership consists of all Thorp families and friends committed to supporting the fundraising efforts needed to sustain vital programs at Thorp. There are no membership fees – everyone is a Friend of Thorp!
Winter Fest/Entrepreneur Day
Congratulations to gingerbread raffle winner Sajood and to all the amazing cookie bakers and student entrepreneurs on a wonderful event. Fundraising totals will be available soon. We'd also like to thank our business supporters Perkolator Coffee, Chicago's Pizza and Chicago Garden Center.
Dec. 20, Jan. 24, Feb. 21 & Mar. 14
7 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Perk up your morning with coffee and tasty treats at Perkolator, and they will donate 20% of proceeds back to school.
Sunday, January 22
Legno's 4250 Central Ave
3 pm - 6 pm
Tickets available for purchase soon.
Poretta's Dine-in or Carry-Out
Wednesday, February 8
Craving pasta? Kids want pizza? Don’t worry, Porretta’s got it! Dine in or carry out, and Porretta’s will donate 15% of sales to Friends of Thorp.
Cochinita Dine-in or Carry-Out
Wednesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 23
Did you miss Taco Tuesday? Well, there’s Taco Wednesday AND Taco Thursday at Cochinita! Dine-in or carry out, and Cochinita will donate
20% of sales to Friends of Thorp.
Taste of Thorp
Saturday, March 25
7 pm - 11 pm
Join us at Biagio for our biggest fundraiser of the school year. This year, we celebrate—and maybe shake our heads a little—at all things 80’s! Get ready for a fun night of “retro” music, delicious local foods, and a silent & live auction that has something for everyone! Have a business you frequent or are willing to contact to donate an item for the event. Click here for forms and details.