On Thursday, November 29, 2018, The Kiski School held a special gathering at The Metropolitan Club in Washington, DC for alumni, current and past parents, trustees, and supporters of the School.
Headmaster Chris Brueningsen, Associate Headmaster for Institutional Advancement Steve Szilagyi ’88, Associate Headmaster for Admissions Adam Schapiro, and Director of Alumni Relations and Special Gifts, Mark Rhodehamel were in attendance to give the group many personal updates about Kiski, the ongoing success of the alumni legacy admission program, and the successful completion of the School’s recent and record-breaking $34 million Capital Campaign which successfully raised many new capital investments directly supporting dorm renovations and expansions, additional campus improvement projects (like the new entryway to the School), curricular advances and technological innovations, student scholarships, the new indoor and outdoor athletic facilities, and the School’s endowment.
Mr. Szilagyi opened the evening’s remarks and thanked everyone for their loyal and generous support of Kiski, the annual giving program, and the recent capital campaigns. He also thanked everyone for their robust support of Giving Tuesday as well as their ongoing support of the School’s admission program and the alumni-legacy program as well. Mr. Szilagyi made it a point to share an update about the ongoing success and growth of Kiski’s athletic program, too. Mr. Brueningsen thanked everyone and supplied the group with freshly updated information about the success of the recently completed capital campaign for the School as well as some new ideas for future campus updating. In particular, he shared exciting information about the recently completed and state-of-the-art Zeigler Science and Engineering Center at Kiski. This new building has had a very quick and positive impact on the new and exciting science and engineering classes being taught at Kiski. In addition, Mr. Schapiro shared a highly detailed and engaging update about current ideas and rewarding plans that are now being strategically implemented within the School’s admission office.
At the end of the presentations, Mr. Szilagyi again thanked everyone for attending and for their ongoing strategic investments in Kiski and the School’s portfolio of fundraising projects. He also asked the group to continue to work very closely with the School’s institutional advancement and admission teams. All in attendance enjoyed themselves, appeared to be very happy with the thorough updates, and looked forward to continuing an important part in Kiski’s ongoing renaissance. Kiski would like to again thank all who attended the event and helped to make it such a joyous and festive gathering!
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Established in 1888, The Kiski School is one of the oldest, independent, all-boys, college preparatory boarding schools in Pennsylvania and the United States. Home to 200 boys, Kiski offers an academically rigorous curriculum that includes Advanced and Honors courses, 12 varsity sports, and a community that allows boys to thrive through project-based learning and self-discovery. Kiski's beautiful, 350-acre campus is located in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, 30 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA.