Donate to the 2017 Annual Fund

Why Give to the 2017 Annual Fund?


For more than forty years, Whitney Young has earned and lived by the motto “Where Academic Excellence is the Standard”. Now more than ever, Whitney Young students are Continuing the Tradition of Excellence in every aspect of school life — academics, arts, music, and sports.


  • 100% of 2017 graduates applied and were accepted to college –including hundreds of Ivy League and other elite schools.
  • School of Champions for 5th year in a row. Two State Champions and 12 City Champions!
  • Superior Ratings by IHSA Music Program for nine music programs; professional caliber theatrical productions by Young Company, and one of the largest and most acclaimed dance programs in Illinois.
  • Challenging, diverse and accomplished school with average ACT score of 28, and 19 National Merit Semi-Finalists.


The FoWY Annual Fund is your opportunity to provide support for our remarkable school and assure that this tradition continues.

Your donation is tax-deductible and will be put to work immediately. The Annual Fund covers important programs NOT provided by CPS. In 2016 the Annual Fund supported 42 programs such as Chamber Orchestra, Art Department, Chess Team, Girls Cross Country, Band, POMS, Guys & Dolls, Chinese Language & Culture Club, Diverse Learners, Model UN, Softball, Maker Space, Swim Team and more. Help this tradition continue, and give to the FoWY Annual Fund today.

With your help, we are Continuing the Tradition of Excellence.

We ask each family to consider a gift of $500 to the FoWY Annual Fund, but any amount is helpful and appreciated. Help us reach our goal of $150,000. Keep Whitney M. Young Magnet High School the School of Champions!  Make your tax-deductible donation today.

Please make your tax-deductible donation today online or by check payable to “Friends of Whitney Young” and sending it to:

Whitney Young High School
211 S. Laflin Street
Chicago, IL 60607