Friends of Amundsen was founded in 2012 to support the educational mission of Amundsen High School.
FOA is made up of parents, teachers, alumni and community members helping Amundsen continue to be an outstanding high school of choice in Chicago.
Anyone that is a "friend" to Amundsen
High School is considered a member
of Friends of Amundsen!
All friends are welcome at every
event, fundraiser, and
Click to get involved and learn more:
Amundsen High School is a stand-out choice among all neighborhood high schools in Chicago for many reasons, including:
- Highest CPS rating possible (Level 1+)
- Top perfoming & competitive IB program
- Thriving athletic programs
- Unwaivering committment to providing every student an authentic college & career prep experience
Amundsen High School students adopt a school-wide value system, The Viking Way, which fosters development of Accountable, Honorable, and Scholarly students.
Amundsen High School students are HAPPY!
2019-2020 FOA Board Members:
Tracey Balderson, President
Linda Lesondak, Vice President
Beth Benjamin, Treasurer
Kelly Reynolds, Secretary
Molly Lane, Member (Teacher Rep)
Matty May, Member (Allies)
Mike Anderson, Member (Parents/Sports)
Kim Belton, Member (Tech)
Allison Freedman, Member (Spirit Wear)
Claes Brameus, Member
FOA Advisory Board Members:
Stephen Reynolds (FOA Founder)
Amy Williamson (FOA Founder)
Beneen Prendiville (Former President)
Jim Anderson (Former Treasurer)
Margaret O'Conor (Former Member)
Roni Walsh (Former Member)
Minh Nguyen (AHS AP)
Kristi Eilers (AHS AP)
FOA works in partnership with Grow Community and other "Friends of" programs:
Since becoming Principal in 2012, Anna Pavichevich (call her Ms. P) has led a remarkable and exciting transformation to bring Amundsen High School to the forefront of high school choices for Chicago students!
View Amundsen High School's neighborhood boundary map here.
Since 2012, Friends of Amundsen has supported our community by spreading the good word about and raising money for Amundsen High School.
Through fundraisers, community outreach projects, hosted events, lobbying of influential organizations and fundraising, FOA has helped celebrate and impact the positive change accomplished at Amundsen over the last several years.