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 240 donors have contributed to the Foundation, helping to raise over $890,000 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 production of The Wizard of Oz; robotics camp; Science Olympiad camp; 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 Athletic Fund.

The Foundation Board of Trustees will continue their efforts to inspire confident, compassionate, independent, and creative thinkers who embrace lifelong learning. Help us reach our March to a Million goal of raising $1 million by June 30, 2018. Together, we are creating promising futures for our students.

Best Regards,


Board of Trustees

PRESIDENT
George Lathrop

SECRETARY
Dee Talmage

TREASURER
Scott Estes

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Erica (Gatchel) Silk ('89)

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Jackie (Hylant) Berenzweig ('93)
R. L. Berry ('76)
Paul Bishop
Troy Greeley
Brad Johnson
Kevin Miller
Phillip Mintun
Jeremy Nixon
Judd Silverman ('74)
Mark Wagoner ('90)
Andrew Westmeyer ('87)



George Lathrop

George Lathrop

President
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.