Posted on June 1, 2022 in Articles
Last June, The Board of Directors of Beaumont School and President Wendy Hoke welcomed a group of generous donors and stakeholders to campus to announce The Heart of Beaumont Campaign, its most ambitious building project since the school opened in Cleveland Heights. The initial phase of the $8.2 million campaign will redesign the student experience spaces, including a new turf athletic field, a state-ofthe-art kitchen and dining hall and student learning commons.
The event gave guests the opportunity to engage with one another and hear from President Hoke about the exciting plans for Beaumont’s future, bringing into harmony our physical space, including our gorgeous grounds, along with our excellent academic and faith-based programming that places our students at the center, “Our magnificent campus tells a story about our culture and values. Educational facilities must be places and not just spaces, they should foster and reinforce our culture of community. The Heart of Beaumont Campaign will help to build a robust and modern student experience.”
Lead by a talented team from Bialosky Cleveland Architects, our project began with input from many stakeholders over the course of nine months in 2020: alumnae, parents both past and present, students, faculty, and staff.
Dorothy Russo Moulthrop ’91, Board Vice Chair and parent, shared the need for our buildings to be conducive to 21st century learning and skills, “We need spaces where the environment lends itself to that type of learning. Spaces where our students can think together, plan together and dream together.”
Board Member, Roger Stewart, reflected on our campus, “As beautiful as our campus is, our facilities are starting to get dated and need an upgrade. Our girls are owed that. We must provide them with the absolute best.”
Steve Klug, a longtime benefactor of Beaumont, encouraged those gathered at the event to support the campaign. “There has never really been a better time to support Beaumont. We know what’s needed to keep the school competitive and it’s just a matter of all of us getting together to support it.”
“We are about to embark on something huge and this is the time to get involved. This is the moment. Don’t hold back. We should support our girls right now.” echoed Dorothy Moulthrop ’91. Sister Ritamary Welsh, OSU ’63, President of the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland and past President of Beaumont summarized it best, “When you invest in Beaumont, you get a young lady that you are proud of forever. This is the place to send them if you want them to become a leader in society and that investment is so important.”