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Challenge grant for Digital Arts Technology Lab set by Kereiakes and Brendamour families

Kereiakes at award ceremonyChallenge grant announced at the Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony this spring.

One of the significant events of the IH Foundation event celebrating the Alumni Awards was Dr. Kereiakes’s announcement of a challenge grant to fund the new IHHS Digital Arts Technology Lab.  Just this spring, the IH School Board approved a new curriculum to dramatically advance classes in computer science and graphic design for better college and career readiness. 

Kereiakes, his wife Anne, and Beth and Doug Brendamour (sister and brother-in-law as well as fellow ’71 classmate) are generously offering to fund the first $140,000 needed to refurbish the physical space this summer while challenging the Class of 1971 and other community donors to match the remaining $70,000 for furnishing and technology needed to complete the vision of this new learning space.  “Their bold philanthropy will greatly accelerate the school’s ability to offer this new and much-needed curriculum,” states IHF Board President Andy Swallow.  


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 Beth and Doug Brendamour     Dean at podium    at podium w kids
Initial conceptual renderings of the Digital Arts Technology Lab: 
 (donated by IH District parent Catie Davison)
Lab interior view 1   Lab interior view 2  
 "This innovative learning space has allowed us to meet the demands of future ready schools and lays the foundation for new and exciting class offerings to come!  The completion of the Challenge Grant will be critical for keeping up with the demand for these new curriculum offerings and oppotunities.”  -  Jeff Damadeo, IHHS Principal
Construction over the Summer of 2019 ...                         Ready for first day of classes August 15, 2019!
                            finished lab space   ceiling tear out