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Forester Day

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All day long, across the globe, our entire Forester Family will come together to support the amazing possibilities that a Lake Forest College education fosters.

Forester Day 2/9/24. Make this leap year count!

Schedule of events

Join us in the forest or in the Loop for our Forester Day events

Forester Trivia with the President 

Thursday, February 29 
12:20 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. 
Middle Campus between Lillard Science Center and Brown Hall 

Open to all students 
Students, here's your chance to win cash prizes for your area of choice by demonstrating your knowledge of Lake Forest College trivia. 

Forester Day Celebration In the Forest 

Thursday, February 29 
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
Mohr Student Center, Lower Level 

Bring the whole family and join fellow Foresters for our on-campus Forester Day celebration with interactive food stations, cocktails, games, giveaways, and more. 
Attire: Forester gear 

Forester Day Celebration In the Loop 

Thursday, February 29 
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
The Flats, 17th Floor
829 S Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

You and a guest are invited to join us in Chicago for an evening of connection and celebration with fellow Foresters! Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. 
Attire: Forester gear 

Second Annual Telethon

Give us a call on Forester Day between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. CST at 847-735-6000 to speak to current and former faculty, staff, students, and friends.

11 – 12 p.m. Kim Baker (Director of Alumni Engagement), Michael Nsibande '27 (Student)

12 – 1 p.m. Spike Gummere (Dean of Admissions Emeritus), Kim Baker (Director of Alumni Engagement), Rich Bartolozzi '86 (Senior Director of Gift Planning)

1 – 2 p.m. Jill Baren (President), Jackie Slaats (VP of Career Advancement and Athletics), Katie Panning Spieth (VP of Advancement), Laila Sharifi (Co-Chair of Parents and Families Council), Natalie Burton (Parents and Families Council), Beth Stresser (Director of Gift Planning)

2 – 3 p.m. Michael Nsibande '27 (Student)

3 – 4 p.m. Beth Stresser (Director of Gift Planning), Michael Nsibande '27 (Student)

4 – 5 p.m. Lianna Bernal '26 (Student), Simon Hill '27 (Student)

5 – 6 p.m. Ryan Davis (Head Men's Basketball Coach), Sean O'Malley (Head Men's Hockey Coach and Head Women's Golf Coach), Beatriz Berndardo '27 (Student), Simon Hill '27 (Student)

6 – 7 p.m. Spike Gummere (Dean of Admissions Emeritus), Griffin Rowe-Cohen '25 (Gummere Fellow), Beatriz Bernardo '27 (Student), Kristina Celebic '27 (Student)

7 – 8 p.m. Spike Gummere (Dean of Admissions Emeritus), Griffin Rowe-Cohen '25 (Gummere Fellow), Beatriz Bernardo '27 (Student), Margarida Carreira '26 (Student)

Here's how to get involved this Forester Day

Become A Social Influencer

Spread the word about Forester Day by posting to your own social media accounts. Browse our social media toolkits below for tips, tricks, sample posts, and downloadable images to use on your social platform of choice.

Forester Day Badge: 2-29-24, Forester Day, college logo

Forester Day badge (download)

Forester Day header: 2-29-24, Forester Day, college logo, Leap into a brighter future! Make this leap year count!

Forester Day graphic (download)

Social posts for alumni

Facebook 

Post before February 29 

Save the date for Forester Day 2024! On February 29, the entire Forester Family will come together to support Lake Forest College in leaping toward a brighter future. ❤️ 🖤 lakeforest.edu/foresterday #ForesterDay24 

Post on or before February 29 

This Forester Day, I am giving back to [INSERT CAUSE] at Lake Forest College because [INSERT YOUR WHY]. How will you show your support for the College on February 29? ❤️ 🖤 lakeforest.edu/foresterday #ForesterDay24 

Post on February 29 – USE A THROWBACK PHOTO OF YOU AT LAKE FOREST 

As a member of the Class of [INSERT CLASS YEAR], Lake Forest College holds a special place in my heart. Today, I’m supporting my alma mater for Forester Day and helping them leap into a brighter future. Will you? ❤️ 🖤 [ TAG YOUR CLASSMATES/FRIENDS THAT YOU WANT TO ENCOURAGE TO DONATE] lakeforest.edu/foresterday #ForesterDay24 


Instagram

Make sure to add lakeforest.edu/foresterday link to your bio

Post before February 29 

Save the date for Forester Day 2024! On February 29, the entire Forester Family will come together to support Lake Forest College in leaping toward a brighter future. 🐻 ❤️ 🔗 Learn more about the day from the link in my bio. #ForesterDay24 

Post before February 29 

Now is the perfect time to show your Forester love. Follow [LakeForestCollege tag] to follow along on Forester Day (February 29) and help spread the word. #ForesterDay24 

Post on February 29 (Option 1) – USE A THROWBACK PHOTO OF YOU AT LAKE FOREST  

As a member of the Class of [INSERT CLASS YEAR], Lake Forest College holds a special place in my heart. Today, I’m supporting my alma mater for Forester Day and helping them leap into a brighter future. Will you? 🐻 ❤️ [TAG YOUR CLASSMATES/FRIENDS THAT YOU WANT TO ENCOURAGE TO DONATE] 
Use the link in my bio to donate today! #ForesterDay24 

Post on February 29 (Option 2)

As a member of the Class of [INSERT CLASS YEAR], Lake Forest College holds a special place in my heart. Today, I’m supporting my alma mater on Forester Day and helping them leap into a brighter future. Will you do the same? 
🔗 Tap the link in my bio to learn more and make your gift today. 


Twitter 

Post before February 29 

Mark your calendars for Forester Day 2024! On February 29, Foresters are coming together to support Lake Forest College in leaping toward a brighter future. #ForesterDay24 @lakeforestcollege 

Post on or before February 29 

This Forester Day I am giving back to Lake Forest College because [INSERT YOUR WHY]. How will you show your support? #ForesterDay24 lakeforest.edu/foresterday 

Post on February 29 – USE A THROWBACK PHOTO OF YOU AT LAKE FOREST 

Today I’m supporting [INSERT CAUSE] at Lake Forest College. How are you showing your love for @LakeForestCollege on Forester Day? ❤️ #ForesterDay24 lakeforest.edu/foresterday 

Social posts for parents

Facebook 

Post before February 29 

Save the date for Forester Day 2024! On February 29, the entire Forester Family will come together to support Lake Forest College in leaping toward a brighter future. lakeforest.edu/foresterday #ForesterDay24 

Post on or before February 29 

This Forester Day I am giving back to [INSERT CAUSE] at Lake Forest College because [INSERT YOUR WHY]. Will you show your support for the College on February 29? lakeforest.edu/foresterday #ForesterDay24 

Post on February 29 – USE A PHOTO OF YOUR CHILD AT LAKE FOREST 

[CHILD’S NAME] was/is a member of the Class of [INSERT CLASS YEAR] and Lake Forest College holds a special place in my heart. Today, I’m supporting [CHILD]’s [ALMA MATER OR COLLEGE] for Forester Day. Will you? [TAG ANYONE THAT YOU WANT TO ENCOURAGE TO DONATE] #ForesterDay24 lakeforest.edu/foresterday 


Instagram 

Make sure to add lakeforest.edu/foresterday link to your bio. 

Post before February 29 

Save the date for Forester Day 2024! On February 29, the entire Forester Family will come together to support Lake Forest College in leaping toward a brighter future.  
🔗 Learn more about the day from the link in my bio. #ForesterDay24 

Post before February 29 

Now is the perfect time to show your Forester love. Follow [LakeForestCollege tag] to follow along on Forester Day (February 29) and help spread the word. #ForesterDay24 

Post on February 29 (Option 1) – USE A PHOTO OF YOUR CHILD AT LAKE FOREST 

 [CHILD’S NAME] was/is a member of the Class of [INSERT CLASS YEAR], Lake Forest College holds a special place in my heart. Today, I’m supporting [CHILD’S NAME]’s [ALMA MATER OR COLLEGE] for Forester Day. Will you? [TAG YOUR ANYONE THAT YOU WANT TO ENCOURAGE TO DONATE] 
Use the link in my bio to donate today! #ForesterDay24 

Post on February 29 (Option 2) 

Lake Forest College has a special place in my heart and has impacted [CHILD’S NAME] by [INSERT IMAPCT STORY]. Today, I’m supporting the College. Will you donate? 
🔗 Tap the link in my bio to learn more and make your gift today.


Twitter 

Post before February 29 

📅 Mark your calendars for Forester Day 2024! On February 29, Foresters are coming together to support Lake Forest College in leaping toward a brighter future. #ForesterDay24 @lakeforestcollege 

Post on or before February 29 

This Forester Day I am giving back to Lake Forest College because [INSERT YOUR WHY]. Will you show your support? #ForesterDay24 
🔗 lakeforest.edu/foresterday 

Post on February 29 – USE A PHOTO OF YOUR CHILD AT LAKE FOREST 

Today I’m supporting the [INSERT CAUSE] at Lake Forest College. Will you help me support @LakeForestCollege on Forester Day? #ForesterDay24 
🔗  lakeforest.edu/foresterday 

Social posts for faculty and staff

Facebook 

Post before February 29 

Join us for Forester Day on Thursday, February 29!  All day long, across the globe, our entire Forester Family will come together to leap into a brighter future at Lake Forest College. 
#ForesterDay24 lakeforest.edu/foresterday 

Post on or before February 29 

This Forester Day, I am giving back to the [INSERT CAUSE] at Lake Forest College because [INSERT YOUR WHY]. How will YOU help the College leap into a brighter future on February 29? 
#ForesterDay24 lakeforest.edu/foresterday 

Post on February 29 

As a member of Lake Forest College, this community holds a special place in my heart. On Forester Day, I’m helping our campus, our students, and our world leap into a brighter future. How will YOU support a brighter future today? [TAG YOUR FRIENDS/COLLEAGUES THAT YOU WANT TO ENCOURAGE TO DONATE] 
#ForesterDay24 lakeforest.edu/foresterday 


Instagram 

Make sure to add lakeforest.edu/foresterday link to your bio 

Post before February 29 

Join us for Forester Day on Thursday, February 29! All day long, across the globe, our entire Forester Family will come together to leap into a brighter future at Lake Forest College. 
🔗 Learn more from the link in my bio. #ForesterDay24 

Post before February 29 

Help support a brighter future for students and faculty at Lake Forest College. Follow [LakeForestCollege tag] and be a part of Forester Day by donating, sharing, and advocating. #ForesterDay24 

Post on February 29 (Option 1) – USE A PHOTO OF YOUSELF AT LAKE FOREST 

It’s Forester Day! I’m supporting a brighter future for our campus, our students, and our world. How will YOU leap into a brighter future today? [TAG YOUR FRIENDS/COLLEAGUES/ALUMNI THAT YOU WANT TO ENCOURAGE TO DONATE] Use the link in my bio to give now! #ForesterDay24 

Post on February 29 (Option 2) 

As a member of Lake Forest College, this community holds a special place in my heart. Today on Forester Day, I’m supporting a brighter future for our campus, our students, and our world. How will YOU support the College today? 
🔗 Tap the link in my bio to learn more and give now. 


Twitter 

Post before February 29 

📅 Join us for Forester Day on Thursday, February 29! All day long, across the globe, our entire Forester Family will come together to leap into a brighter future at Lake Forest College. #ForesterDay24 @lakeforestcollege 

Post on or before February 29 

This Forester Day, I am giving back to the [INSERT CAUSE] at Lake Forest College because [INSERT YOUR WHY]. How will YOU help Lake Forest College leap into a brighter future on February 29? #ForesterDay24 
🔗  lakeforest.edu/foresterday 

Post on February 29 – USE A PHOTO OF YOURSELF AT LAKE FOREST COLLEGE 

It’s Forester Day! I’m supporting a brighter future for our campus, our students, and our world. How will YOU support the College today? #ForesterDay24 
🔗  lakeforest.edu/foresterday