Dear Alumni and Friends of Ottawa Hills Schools:

This has been an exciting time for the Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation (OHSF) — one of coming together with alumni, community members, and friends working toward a common goal. Through collaboration, we are enriching the lives of present and future students and facilitating our pledge to provide superior programming for all students.

More than 500 donors have contributed to the Foundation, helping to raise over $3.5 million in gifts and pledges since 2013. With the help of these generous donors and supporters, the OHSF has provided grants that enhance and extend the unique experience of excellence of Ottawa Hills Schools through: Agora workshops; Choraliers performances in New York and Chicago; the Acting Out productions; robotics camp; athletics camps; Universal Dance Association camp; and ukuleles for the elementary school’s music program. These projects were made possible through donor funds like The Talmage Family Fund, The Eleanor Seifried Fund, The STEM fund, and The Mindel Family Athletic Fund.

The Foundation Board of Trustees will continue their efforts to inspire confident, compassionate, independent, and creative thinkers who embrace lifelong learning. Together, we are creating promising futures for our students.

Best Regards,

Board of Trustees

George Lathrop

Dee Talmage

Scott Estes

Erica (Gatchel) Silk ('89)

Jackie (Hylant) Berenzweig ('93)
R. L. Berry ('76)
Adam Fineske
Maara Fink
Rob Gnepper ('91)
Jennifer Griffin
Austin Irving ('02)
Mike McCullough ('93)
Phillip Mintun
Judd Silverman ('74)
Mark Wagoner ('90)
Andrew Westmeyer ('87)

George Lathrop

George Lathrop

Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation

Erica Silk ('89)

Erica Silk ('89)

Director of Development
and Alumni Relations

Foundation Mission

To permanently enhance and extend the unique experience of excellence that defines Ottawa Hills Local Schools

Cover photo by Julie Marie Portraits/Julie Trust-Photographer, Village resident.