The Aurora High School Alumni Association is a membership created to help graduates and interested parties work together for the common good of both the graduates and Aurora High School.
- To serve as a conduit for sharing information between Alumni, Aurora High School and the Aurora City Schools.
- To serve as a conduit for sharing information between Alumni and other Alumni
- To serve as a resource for assisting in the establishment and organization of Class Reunions.
- To acknowledge and honor outstanding and successful A.H.S. graduates in the Alumni ”Hall of Fame” in the areas of Athletics, distinguished Alumni, and outstanding staff members.
- To provide scholarships for graduating Seniors of AHS alumni association members.
- To earn revenue for the purpose of supporting special recognitions, scholarships, and activities in the advancement of our mission statement.
The Aurora High School Alumni Association was founded in 1994. We are an incorporated 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. During our early years this group was operated by a small group of Alumni from the 1970s and 80s. That group made great strides in creating a viable alumni organization. In that era we were known as the “New Aurora Alumni Association” because a group of alumni from an earlier era were and continue to be in existence covering the earlier graduates up through the late 1950s. That “new” organization directed their efforts toward the graduates from 1957 through today.
During our 1994-2008 era we created a database of over 3000 Aurora graduates, sent out newsletters, (some of you may remember receiving those), awarded scholarships, and initiated a “Distinguished Alumni” program to recognize outstanding Aurora graduates. We also helped many classes with their reunions. All of these endeavors were financially supported by paid memberships from our alumni. In 2007 we contracted the Harris Connect, Inc. to update and refine our database.
The accomplishments of our early years were primarily the work of a small group of alumni under the guidance of Linda Tacl Allenspach ’68. With her untimely passing in 2008 the organization became inactive. It has taken several years to regroup. We are indebted to a small group of the original founders and the Aurora Schools Foundation for serving as caretakers for our organization while we attempted to jump start the organization over the last four years.
We are now in the process of reactivating and expanding the organization and joining the 21st Century with a web-site and on-line presence. We have officers, a Board of Directors and the vision and enthusiasm to make the organization a great resource and connection for all our Alumni. We are also reestablishing our programs like scholarships and the Distinguished Alumni recognition. Our new Board of Directors include people from a range of different classes and eras and is actively seeking the help of more alumni to expand our organization and programs.