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!
Next FoT mtg: Wed., May 1st, 6:30 PM, location TBD
Join us for Ultimate Ninjas' "Give Back Event" for Thorp on Friday, April 5, 6:30-8:30PM, where 33% of all ticket sales will be donated back to Thorp! There's no school that day, and parents who feel comfortable dropping off their kids at Ultimate Ninja can meet for a few drinks at Twisted Hippo right next door--it's a win-win for everyone! Space is limited to 40 students only. REGISTER HERE NOW!
Location: Ultimate Ninjas, 2915 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago
Date & Time: Fri., April 5, 6:30-8:30PM
THANK YOU to all who donated to and participated in the online auction and attended the Black & White Bash. You helped raise over $26,000 with your bids and another $8200 from ticket sales to the bash! THANK YOU, THORP COMMUNITY!
(Pictures coming soon.)
Looking for fun events where you can meet other Thorp parents and families? Check out these upcoming PARENT PARTIES hosted by our generous Thorp parents:
Thank you for all your amazing contributions in the past. None of these improvements would have been possible without YOU!
You are truly a FRIEND OF THORP!
Help Us Grow!
Join us in our multi-year campaign to help raise money for outdoor campus improvements at Thorp. We're setting our sights on an outdoor learning space and/or new athletic field, but we can't do it without your help! Check out the many ways you can contribute.
Annual Fund APPEAL
Your donations will help fund enrichment programs at Thorp, our multi-year outdoor campus improvements campaign, and operational costs for popular FoT events, such as Fall Fest and Winterfest. Our federal tax identification number (EIN) is 27-2828905. Your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Thank you to all of our donors this school year!
Corporate matching gift programs allow corporations the opportunity to give back to the organizations that their employees are connected with. Each corporate matching gift program is different. Some programs match dollar for dollar, some double the gift, while others only match a certain percentage. To learn more about your company's matching gift program, please contact your Human Resources Department.
"DOLLARS for doers"
Also known as volunteer grants, these corporate giving programs convert your volunteer hours to actual dollars earned for a qualified non-profit organization, such as Friends of Thorp. If you volunteer at Thorp in any capacity, please contact your HR department to find out if your company participates in a "Dollars for Doers" volunteer grant program and designate Friends of Thorp as your non-profit organization. Click here to check out how some of the Fortune 500 companies match volunteer hours.
Join us in the global giving movement: #GivingTuesday. After Thanksgiving, donate your savings from Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. Help the students of Thorp through the gift your time and donations.
Join o.a. Thorp Alumni group
"Oh, Thorp! You lead us grandly, so we might learn to stand free..." Sound familiar? If you or your children attended O.A. Thorp Scholastic Academy or you were a faculty/staff member, please consider joining the Thorp Alumni Group! Reconnect and let us know what you've been up to. Fill out our form or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from you!
Become a Corporate Sponsor
We love to support local businesses that give back to the community. What better way to show corporate responsibility and civic leadership by sponsoring Friends of Thorp? No matter which sponsorship level you choose, your donation is tax deductible and will have a lasting impact. If you would like to discuss an alternative level of support or in-kind donation, please email us at email@example.com. We can customize a sponsor package and level of visibility that's right for your business.
Click here to become one of our business sponsors!