Enduring Excellence in Learning, Leadership, Innovation, and Service

Meet Lori Klinedinst

Lori Klinedinst

We moved to the District for the schools 16 years ago, and I joined the Foundation team in 2008.  My husband Tom and I are the proud parents of two Indian Hill High School alumni, Constance (Class of 2014), and Tommy (Class of 2018).

Braves are inspired to be the best versions of themselves. We explore new thinking, have the resources to discover aptitudes, and have opportunities for leadership and growth. Those principles are true for students, faculty, parents, and alumni. The size of our District encourages engagement in many arenas for well-rounded, life-long learning.
My #IHPromise: Bold philanthropy for brave possibilities. What if, what’s possible, what’s next?  We have an amazing school community because people ask these questions of themselves and the school.  We want to fuel the promise of a future not yet imagined.  

The Indian Hill Foundation puts our community’s philanthropy to work innovating, accelerating, and enriching what is happening in our classrooms and strengthening the connections between the District and community. The Foundation goes beyond what the schools’ tax-supported budget alone can do and takes a longer term perspective on funding key initiatives. Foundation-funded programs and initiatives help maintain the extraordinary educational opportunities and excellence of the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District. Dollars contributed to the Foundation are put to work innovating, accelerating, and enriching what is happening in all classrooms district-wide. Gifts to the Foundation also fund programs and initiatives that strengthen connections between the District and our community.

In 2018-2019, the community provided 4,300 hours of service through volunteers and staff, $41,600 in grants, 19 career and community events through Foundation strategic initiatives. The IH Foundation is the school’s official alumni organization. Home of the Braves: Public-Private Fundraising Project: The District – in partnership with the Indian Hill Foundation – launched a bold and visionary effort to complete an athletic complex to better serve our community and the most students possible. Home of the Braves public-private fundraising process as an opportunity to use money already allocated within our capital plan to address serious and substantial athletic facility needs within Indian Hill Middle School and Indian Hill High School, and partner with private donors through the Indian Hill Foundation to increase and expand our ability to create a better facility that will serve even more student-athletes. This effort marks the first-ever public-private partnership.