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Strengthening our Community Through Learning

Since 1891, our organization has focused on promoting learning and giving.  Supporting our 21st century community, we encourage social responsibility by providing charitable service, financial support to community not-for-profit organizations and college scholarships to Oak Park-River Forest high school graduates.  We promote life-long learning through dynamic, multi-cultural programs featuring music, art, literature, science and the social sciences.  Part of our mission is to make our facility and services available to other non-profits so they can also better serve the community. The charitable works of our organization are carried out by a community of volunteers who offer their time and talents to plan, organize and deliver results. Membership in this group of enthusiastic, dedicated, hard-working and fun-loving people is open to all interested individuals who share goals with the charitable purpose of the organization. Please click the 125th logo below to view a short video about who we are:


Listen and Learn – Musical Journeys
A lecture series with Stephen Kleiman:
Sunday afternoons filled with music and stimulating discussions by composer, conductor and music lecturer Stephen Kleiman, speaking about the composers, their times, music and lives. Click here for complete information.