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Welcome to Friends of Thorp

We are an independent, non-profit fundraising organization whose sole mission is to raise money to support O.A. Thorp Scholastic Academy and its students.

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!

If you want to know more about Friends of Thorp, our exciting upcoming events or ways that you can get involved, please email to sign up for e-mail blasts and join our Facebook page.

What's New?  


Taste of Thorp Around the Corner

When: Friday, April 24, 2015
Where: Biagio! 4242 North Central Ave, Chicago
Who: You, your family and friends (adults only please)
Why: To have a great evening and support a great cause. Friends of Thorp is raising funds to improve Thorp’s beautiful auditorium.

We are also looking for donations to make this event the best one yet!  If you have access or know someone who can help us find exciting sports memorabilia, tickets, airline tickets, hotel stays or other one-of-kind experiences or items, please contact Bindu Alexander at or click here.

Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts Fundraiser


Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts is offering their fabulous starters' deal to Thorp families again this year. The deal will give your kids a chance to check out their martial arts academy while also donating to Friends of Thorp. Offer for new students only! Check out the attached flier for details and to sign up. Thanks Degerberg for making fundraising so much fun and so healthy!

Alumni Outreach

Have you attended and / or graduated from O.A. Thorp Scholastic Academy? Visit our Alumni page and let us know where you are and what you are doing.