Alumni Programs

Chicago Chapter

Our chapter is located in the Chicago area. We have a few annual events–Chinese New Year Dim Sum, Picnic and Concert in Millennium Park, and Midwestwind on Lake Michigan (Wisconsin)–as well as occasional restaurant meetups, Reed related theatre outings, and special tours of places like Fermilab.

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Regular Events

Chinese New Year Dim Sum

We meet in Chinatown to celebrate the Chinese New Year and eat Dim Sum.

Concert and Picnic in Millennium Park

People bring blankets and food to hang out on the lawn in Millenium Park, catch up with old friends and make new ones, and listen to classical music (

Midwestwind on Lake Michigan

A relaxing weekend on a private beach in Lake Michigan, everyone brings some food and drink to share (as well as their tents and sleeping bags)–local activities include hiking at the Kettle Moraine park, visiting the local llama farm, and apple picking (when in season).

Resources for Chicago Reedies

Contact the Chapter Steering Committee

To contact the chapter steering committee, send an email to, or click on a name below. Please note you will need an IRIS account to view the steering committee's contact information.

Alison Birkmeyer Aske '93

Cindy Joe '08

Justin Corban '04

Raymond Coyne '71

Sara Frank '96
Chapter Co-Chair

Gareth Gollrad '87

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David Perry '73

Clay Press '81

Gwyn Troyer ’01

Chapter Co-Chair