Class of 1969

Next Generation Tree Fund

Thank you to those members of the class of 1969 who gave to support our class gift to plant next generation trees in Graduation Grove—and thank you to those who also supported the Burroughs Annual Fund this school year. Our class gift will benefit Burroughs graduates for generations, and our joint philanthropic support makes Burroughs more resilient during these times of economic uncertainty—thank you. 

Since we initiated our class gift in December 2019, 36 of us came together to contribute $36,340 to plant next generation trees in Graduation Grove. The original total project cost was $60,000. We’ve obviously provided over 50% of the required funding and the project is complete. You can find photos here on the website, and if you live locally, you are welcome to visit campus and see for yourself the beautiful legacy we have given to the school.

On June 6, 112 seniors, proceeded by their teachers, entered Graduation Grove for the 96th graduation ceremony. The lifting of CDC and local health guidelines coupled with extensive vaccinations allowed the students, families, faculty and staff a safe and very nearly traditional evening. Each senior was allowed six guests for the ceremony and the dinner following. It was an exciting but emotional day for the seniors, their families and teachers as they all faced a challenging end of the year but rose above and beyond showing their determination, flexibility and resilience. The newly replanted Graduation Grove looked beautiful during the ceremony for the Class of 2021, in part because of our collective generosity. Check out the video from the day by clicking here.

We are proud of how our class has come together during our 50th reunion. We hope you return to campus often and that we can keep in touch as a class. Burroughs continues to be a leader in education in the mid-west and throughout the country. This past year and in the upcoming year, the school will face many obstacles with the ongoing pandemic. This is an evolving situation for school leadership, parents & staff all of whom are working together to do everything they can to manage and ensure the health and safety of students and their families. 

Have a wonderful summer!

Mont Levy and Jim Steiner