Regarding the Upcoming Senn Alumni Picnic-Funding

We hope you and your family are doing well during this difficult time.

Senn Friends Forever is Senn’s independent alumni organization focusing on reuniting old and new Bulldogs. In recent years, we have been able to provide the Bulldog community with events and news for matters which are important to us. We have strived to keep our community updated on matters relating to  teachers, staff and current students and hold events such as the Alumni Picnic to have us all come together to celebrate our Bulldog pride.

This year, we were scheduled to have an Alumni and Faculty Picnic dedicated to those Bulldogs we have recently lost, including faculty members Brenda J. Harris, Mrs. Diane Zmaczynski, alumna Laura Dobrowolski Nack--twin sister to fellow Bulldog Lisa Louise Dobrowolski Streator of the class 1987--and Vivi Perez of the class of 1981. We felt that it was important to hold an event to remember them and other members of our community that we have lost and hold dear in our heart.

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and out of concern for the health and well-being of our fellow Bulldogs, we have decided to postpone the Alumni and Faculty Picnic as well as all other events that were in the works for this year. We look forward to returning in full force at the beginning of 2021, so please keep an eye out for future events.

However, as you know, we are a volunteer-based organization, and we depend on the events we hold throughout the year to generate funds for the upkeep of our website and for the planning and organization of future events including permits, entertainment and equipment. Since we have been forced to cancel events for the remainder of the year, we regret to inform you that we join the ranks of so many organizations struggling economically as a result of this pandemic.

In short, we need your help to keep our website and online group going, as well as to secure basic funding for some of the items necessary to begin planning the Alumni and Faculty Picnic in 2021. Anything you can donate helps and we thank you in advance for your understanding and support.

Thank you, and thanks to those who have already come forward to help. We at the Alumni Committee hope that you and your families stay safe during these trying times. #StaySafe everyone.


Pamela D. Young