Assist the Art Department with support for theater, music, digital media and craft projects
Supporting Sullivan hosted “basketball tournaments” for local middle school youth, to helping acquire needed equipment, help enrich Sullivan High School students through sports
Promote an environment where Sullivan students become life long learners and prepare themselves academically for fulfilling careers
Through scholarships, assist graduating seniors with meaningful scholarships to help them transition to new experiences in College
Your gift supports the work of Roger C. Sullivan High School where students develop the academic skills and strong character they need to grow into purposeful lives.
The Friends of Sullivan Board, in consultation with Sullivan’s Principal, directs funds to three key areas: Academics, Arts and Athletics.
Each year, Friends of Sullivan funds several important events:
Holiday activities, including our Annual Thanksgiving Celebration, where our immigrant and refugee population celebrates our most quintessential of American holidays, and the students share with those of us attending that for which they are thankful.
Events for local middle school students to interest them in attending Sullivan, including our annual Martin Luther King Day Middle School Basketball Tournament, where local 7th and 8th Graders engage in a fun and educational day of competition and discussions about Dr. King’s legacy, while also engaging with Sullivan basketball players and learning more about the school. In time, your contributions will allow us to host a similar Girl’s activity as well.
Year end activities - either a teacher appreciation luncheon, celebrating the accomplishments of Sullivan’s amazing faculty and honoring those retiring, or, during Covid, a summertime picnic for graduating seniors.
Please donate today!
Student Success Fund
Gifts to Friends of Sullivan support and enhance the curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for all students at Sullivan. Past gifts have supported the creation of the Ellen Glasser Global Center (a place where all students can gather, newcomers can share their stories and build friendships), our sports teams, special class projects and trips, the arts and all-school events. These gifts allow Sullivan teachers and staff to go beyond in personalizing learning for our students.
The Friends of Roger C. Sullivan Scholarship Fund provides an opportunity for applicant students to receive post-secondary financial assistance as they transition to college. Students may use the funds for transportation to school, boarding costs, program fees, supplies or even something as basic as setting up their dorm room! This Fund provides our students with the financial resources to achieve their dreams of college and career.
Please contribute generously to see that many of our students receive this valuable support.
Counseling Suite Fund
Friends of Sullivan “special project” for 2022 - 23 is in response to the school’s great need for a dignified and appropriate area designed for counseling services.
The Counseling Suite at Sullivan High will provide a space for counselors to share resources, interventions and programs to support students' mental health and identify students who are struggling. The Counseling Suite provides an opportunity for all students to improve their social-emotional well-being. A significant number of Sullivan's students are refugees who have experienced trauma and economic hardship in the relocation process making this an essential tool for healing. The school’s esteemed team of guidance counselors will also use the suites to offer life enhancing career and college counseling to students preparing for life following graduation.
We also accept donations sent to our mailing address:
Friends of Roger C. Sullivan High School ATTN: Dr. Myrel Cooke 1241 W. Columbia Ave. Chicago, IL 60626-4323
Friends of Roger C. Sullivan High School is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Your gift is fully tax-deductible, as allowed by law.
Dear Friend of Roger C. Sullivan High School;
The Rogers Park community is enriched with the presence of a special high school. Through our work, we can make it even better.
Since 2017, Sullivan’s Principal, Chad Thomas has worked with our dedicated Board to create a vehicle through which alumnus, community members and foundations can help support the students at Sullivan. As a result, Friends of Roger C. Sullivan has done much to help improve the school, including:
Helping transform a tired and worn library with outdated books and no librarian into a vibrant “welcoming center” for the schools vibrant refugee and immigrant population. With our student population consisting of students from over 50 countries, and over 40 languages spoken, a learning space where students can feel safe and secure - where they can engage in productive one on one meetings, or simply hang out with friends, has enriched the students experiences immeasurably.
Assist Sullivan recruitment efforts by running an annual “Martin Luther King Day” basketball tournament for local middle school youth. Soon to be expanded to an invitational tournament for boys and girls, the boys tournament in previous years has provided local youth with a fun and exciting day long tournament where they learn sportsmanship, hone their skills, and, between games, engage in educational experiences to learn more about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Annual Thanksgiving Tournament for Refugee/Immigrant populations. Many of Sullivan’s students know little about our quintessential American holiday. Held a week or so prior to Thanksgiving, our student lead Thanksgiving Celebration provides a chance for our English Learner population to share with the Rogers Park community all for which they are thankful.
Annual Scholarship Fund - Provide annual scholarships to deserving graduating seniors in need of financial assistance as they transition to College. These funds - whether used for lodging, travel costs or simply money to set up their new dorm rooms, proves essential as they set forth with a challenging new experience.
There is so much more that Friends of Sullivan does - and will be called upon to do in the future.
We seek your assistance - either through participation in a subcommittee, or with your financial support. Please help us continue to transform Roger C. Sullivan HIgh School into a state of the art high school.