A coeducational day school serving students JK-12

Romans Raise & Revel

Romans Raise & Revel 
March 2, 2023

Join us for a night of celebration, philanthropy and revelry! 

A beloved tradition and community event, Romans Raise & Revel brings together hundreds of parents/guardians, trustees, faculty, staff and friends in support of the school’s financial aid program. We have an ambitious goal to raise $1.3 million through this year’s event and hope you’ll help us cross the finish line. Your donation of any amount will transform the lives of more than 150 students.

Proceeds from Romans Raise & Revel not only go toward tuition – they also help families afford lunch, transportation, equipment, supplies, Project Week funding and access to other signature events and co-curriculars that make Latin so unique. This year, we’re thrilled to revel with you in person by division at designated locations in Fulton Market and Lincoln Park.

On behalf of the 2023 Romans Raise & Revel co-chairs, Dixie & Rick Erwin, Michele & Amos Khim and Whitney & Joe Huffsmith, please join us as we come together as a Latin community. 

2023 Virtual Paddle RaiseHelp us cross the finish line for our $1.4 million goal for financial aid by making a gift during the Virtual Paddle Raise! The official kickoff is Monday, Feb. 27, and early gifts are welcome! Gifts made now through 8:30 pm on Thursday, March 2 will also help your students win a fun grade-wide party this spring.

All you need to do is attend Romans Raise & Revel on Thursday, March 2, and make a gift this week.

Give now

How to Win Grade-Wide PartiesEach grade is eligible to win one of the four grade-wide parties listed below in drawings held during the evening's festivities. Every grade starts with an even chance to win with three ping pong balls in their prize hopper. You can boost your students' chances by attending the event and/or making a gift of any amount in the virtual paddle raise--both the number of gifts and total dollars raised per grade earn extra ping pong balls in the hopper!

Your actions count in full for each grade your family represents at Latin! Check out this quick video for full details.

JK, SK and 1st:  Bubble Extravaganza with The Bubble Lady
One full grade of lower school students will win a fun afternoon with performances by The Bubble Lady, a bubble cascade in the Learning Garden, and a chance to blow their own tiny and giant bubbles while enjoying popsicles in the sunshine. This is scheduled for May, during school hours.

2nd, 3rd and 4th: Mabel Slade Vickery Undernighter
One full grade of students will be treated to dinner that turns into a mystery to be solved! Students gather clues from all corners of the lower school to figure out whodunnit. Shhhh-the mystery twist is a secret. Dinner by Handcut Foods included. Saturday, April 29, 4-7 pm.

5th, 6th, 7th and 8th: Games Galore Night with the MS Faculty
One grade of middle school students will win a Friday night full of fun with the middle school faculty, including a grade level round of dodgeball games, followed by student choice games: field gym, video games, karaoke, as well as card and board games. Pizza dinner included! Friday, May 19, 6-8 p.m.

9th, 10th, 11th and 12th: Romans Rooftop Hang
One entire upper school grade will win an afternoon at the nearby Utopian Tailgate rooftop. The winning grade will head out from school at 1:15 pm to Wells and North to the neighborhood's coolest rooftop venue for a private party, featuring fun games like giant Jenga, bags and foosball as well as social media-friendly scenery and views. After chowing down on a hearty party fare of burgers, pizzas, salad and fries, students will be back on campus in time for all their usual after school activities. Wednesday, May 17, 1:15-3:15 pm.

Thank you Corporate SponsorsPlease join us in thanking our 2023 Corporate Sponsors. 

2023 Romans Rasie & REVEL
corporate sponsors

Though there is no cost to attend Romans Raise & Revel, sponsorships fuel the event. Sponsorships are critical to providing a world-class education to each and every one of our students. 

In recognition of our sponsors and their commitment to our financial aid goals, we’re pleased to honor the support of these generous individuals and organizations as follows:

Sponsorship Opportunities









Thursday? Thursday!
Friday, March 3, is a grade report-writing day with no classes held. Holding Romans Raise & Revel on Thursday, March 2 from 7-10 p.m. this year means you can revel away and not have to worry about school drop-off on Friday!

Where will the event be held? What if I have students in multiple divisions?
This year, Romans Raise & Revel will be held in three division-specific locations in Fulton Market and Lincoln Park. Parents and guardians with students in multiple divisions get to choose which location to attend. 

  • Carnivale                                                   
    702 W. Fulton Market St.       
  • Fulton Market Kitchen        
    311 N. Sangamon St.     
  • Summer House          
    1954 N. Halsted St.

While there will be street/garage parking available near each venue, we encourage ride sharing if possible. 

Valet parking

  • Carnivale: $17 (for 3 hours)
  • Fulton Market Kitchen: no valet
  • Summer House Santa Monica: $15

Is there a cost to attend?
We want everyone in the Latin community to join us to celebrate the role that the financial aid program plays in our school’s life. When the invitation arrives, you won’t see a ticket cost. This helps ensure that cost is no barrier to attend this fun community-wide event, and that donors can support the event through donor-advised fund gifts or have their support matched.

Will there be food and drinks?
Yes! There will be heavy appetizers and an open bar provided.

Dress Code: Unrestricted 
We encourage you to come as you wish--whether that means cocktail, casual, or business attire--just come ready to celebrate!

How can we support the financial aid program through Romans Raise & Revel?
As you think about your philanthropic support this year, please consider making a gift to support Romans Raise & Revel in addition to your Latin Fund gift, which supports annual operating expenses. Though gifts of any amount are welcome, encouraged and appreciated, you can also maximize your impact through sponsorship opportunities. Individual sponsorships start at $1,500 and include recognition in the invitation and program materials. Corporate sponsorships begin at $2,500. Would you like to talk about your giving? Please contact Dottie Bris-Bois, Chief Development Officer, at dbrisbois@latinschool.org or 312.582.6042.

Thank you for your consideration to join us in supporting this fun – and important – Latin tradition!


Romans Raise & Revel

A Celebration of Community & Philanthropy

middle school students smiling in a group