A Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster School


Spring Forward Benefit: Ravenswood goes Retro
March 18, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Dank Haus Marunde Grand Ballroom (5th floor)
4740 N. Western Avenue, Chicago

This year, the Friends of Ravenswood School’s Spring Forward Benefit will harken back to a time of musical variety shows, experimental food (Spam, anyone?), Tupperware parties and revved-up muscle cars. Go retro with us and enjoy live entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, an assortment of live and silent auction items and the first look at RavensBooks, created by each classroom. This adults-only event is also a great opportunity for social face-time with teachers and administrators as well as other parents.

The Spring Forward Benefit is the largest grossing fundraiser put on by FORS (Friends of Ravenswood School) each year. Last year’s event raised a record $85,000 in one night! Join in the fun and make a lasting impact on our community and your child’s education.

Need something quickly? Look here! Read below for more detailed information.



Auction Item Donations
To donate an item to be sold in our live or silent auction, you may click here. If you’d prefer, you can also print out the Auction Item Donation Form from the list above and follow the instructions provided to turn it in. If you are soliciting a business for an auction item, you can use our Donation Flyer as well as the Solicitation Example to ease communication about our event.
Monetary Donation Form

While we have several levels of sponsorship available with varying degrees of incentives, we are currently seeking smaller donations (ideally $250, but every little bit helps!). This would be tax-deductible and would make a significant difference in the amount of money we can bring in from Spring Forward this year. Do you think you, your business or the company you work for would be able to help us in this small way?

If so, please bring the Monetary Donation Letter and 501(c)(3) Tax Letter to your HR department. Completed forms can be emailed to springbenefit@ravenswoodelementary.org, sent by mail to the address on the letter, or brought to the school main office in an envelope marked “FORS/Spring Forward.”


With our communications and social media outlets reaching over 850 people on a frequent basis, we are able to offer a variety of beneficial sponsorship packages. A company choosing to support our school in this way will be able to further their business while leveraging their goodwill in the community.

See the Sponsorship Form to peruse the sponsorship packages we have available. If you think you know a company who might be interested, feel free to forward the form and use the Sponsorship Email provided above to help you communicate the need.
A family can also become a sponsor for $300 and receive two tickets to the event as well as recognition from the Master of Ceremonies.

Experience Parties

Got a thing for gathering and putting together an event? Host a themed party or outing for guests at the auction to “buy” their way onto the guest list! Share your skills, love for, knowledge of … socializing, crafting, history, cooking, … – you fill in the blank – and invite to a party. Round up with friends, or host on your own … all you need to do is fill out the Experience Party Form and submit it to the FORS mailbox on the second floor near the office or email it to anett.rollin@web.de by no later than March 10, 2017! Questions … or need someone to think a vague idea through? Email anett.rollin@web.de.


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Photos from 2016 benefit













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