Kiski Event at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA
Each year, The Kiski School invites members of the Kiski family to a regional event in Pittsburgh. This year the gathering was held at the Carnegie Museum of Art. The setting was unique, exciting, and inspirational, complete with access to the Heinz and Forum Galleries.
Associate Headmaster for Institutional Advancement, Steve Szilagyi '88, welcomed the large group of alumni, parents of current boys, past parents, alumni, faculty, and friends of the School to share in the excitement of recent Kiski triumphs. He thanked everyone for their loyal and generous financial support of The Kiski Fund and the special campus improvement projects made possible by the ongoing Capital Campaign. Steve also thanked everyone for their continued support of the School’s Alumni Legacy Admission Program and external outreach on behalf of the School and the institutional advancement program.
Headmaster Chris Brueningsen shared an engaging and spirited presentation about Kiski. It included noteworthy highlights from the first quarter of the school year including positive remarks about the first “undefeated season” in Varsity Football since 1956. Chris also shared an update outlining the final segment of the School’s “Leadership for the 21st Century” Capital Campaign that is focused on raising funds for the new Science and Engineering Center. The current Capital Campaign has so far enabled close to $30 million in new money raised to be fully dedicated to campus improvements, new educational programs, and the endowment.
Photos of the recently updated and expanded Vlahos Hall, Hoag Hall, and the new McDonald Pond projects elicited enthusiastic cheers from the crowd. News that over $1 million has already been raised for the Zeigler Science and Engineering Center, new faculty housing, and the Turley Dining Hall projects was also met by ovation. Guests were also treated to a wonderful musical performance by the Kiski choir and the Kiski band.
Memories were shared between classmates, and common connections were made across the many Kiski generations represented by the attendees. Long-standing Kiski friendships were renewed and celebrated. And new Kiski friendships were created. Kiski has enjoyed 130 years filled with reasons to celebrate and it is always an honor to do so with the people and supporters who continue to steward and sustain Kiski and the School’s important educational mission.
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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.