Special Events

Each year, Woodlands Academy hosts two significant fundraising events, Winter Wonderwalk and Congé. These are high-profile events in the North Shore community. We are always open to strategic partnerships and sponsors who will help to ensure the success of these events. If you are interested in partnering with Woodlands Academy for one of these events, please contact Kathy Fivelson, Special Events, for more information.


Congé, a traditional Woodlands Academy event, features an elegant dinner, dance and auction of donated items ranging from vacation trips to tickets to sporting events. This event has become the school's largest fundraising effort. Attracting about 200 guests from the Chicago and North Shore area, the event's proceeds are used to directly benefit the student body by supporting the financial aid and scholarship program.

Winter Wonderwalk

This event begins at Woodlands Academy and features tours of Lake Forest homes sumptuously decorated for the holidays. A unique holiday boutique is available for guests to find the right gift for that special person on their list.