Taft High School Foundation - Chicago, Illinois

Taft Class of 1976 40th Reunion

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2016 William Howard Taft Hall of Fame

Congratulations to the 2016 William Howard Taft Hall of Fame inductees!

The 2016 William Howard Taft Hall of Fame election ended on May 15th as 2,974 votes were cast by graduate alumni, retired teacher alumni and Taft High School employees. The initial objective was to induct the TOP 20 vote recipients in each of the two categories. As we experienced "ties" in some of the vote returns there are 24 graduate alumni and 22 retired teacher alumni who will be inducted into the William Howard Taft Hall of Fame on Sunday, September 18th at Cafe La Cave located on Mannheim Road in Des Plaines, IL from NOON to 5PM. TICKETS are available NOW by clicking the "Purchase HOF Tickets" tab above.


Alumni Inductees : Retiree Inductees

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Taft Students in the "New" Black Box Theater

The Foundation is pleased to announce its most recent completed project at Taft High School.  The refurbishment of the so-called BLACK BOX THEATER is located in the "new" addition of Taft High School completed in 1975, over 40 years ago.  The wood floor had never been refinished and our team of specialists completed the work over the Christmas break in late December. 

Photos of the renovated Black Box Theater








The Foundation Board of Directors:

Rich Bolinder (1970 alumnus)
Carol Gerhardt Horschke (1944 alumna) Honorary Director
Penni Isaacson (1959 alumna)
Frank Klimala (1973 alumnus)
Dr. Sharon Manjack (Taft Special Education Teacher)
Dr. Art Tarvardian (Emeritus Principal of Taft High School)
Rick Winge (1970 alumnus)

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