Foundation Funding Priorities

As a special place where young people grow to be thoughtful life-learners, Ottawa Hills requires an innovative approach to ensure that excellent academics and unique experiences are preserved and enhanced for generations of students to come. Funds raised through the foundation will be used to support the following types of offerings:

An endowment fund for long-term viability of the Ottawa Hills educational experience

Curriculum enhancement and expansion

Classroom experiences

Opportunities in the arts

Extra-curricular and co-curricular programs

Experiences for students beyond school walls - travel within the country and overseas

Girls Lacrosse

First Gift Sends Choraliers to Carnegie Hall, Inspires First Alumni Reception

Our students have already experienced the impact of Foundation donors’ generosity. The OHHS Choraliers received the very first Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation gift to support their trip to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in February. This trip also included the Foundation’s first-ever alumni reception. Foundation Trustees welcomed alumni from the NYC area for a pre-concert reception

at the Park Central Hotel. Seventy guests attended the reception and enjoyed an evening of reminiscing and celebration of their alma mater. Especially meaningful was an opportunity for former Choraliers to connect with their director, Steve Wipfli. After the reception, many of the attendees made the trip across the street to enjoy the Choraliers’ performance at Carnegie Hall.