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Like many parents, Michelle and Rich Jeschelnig balance the demands of busy careers and commitments while raising their daughters, Lindsey ’22 and Elyse ’27. Both parents are executives in industrial-engineering and Michelle serves in pivotal leadership roles at Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Museum of Art. 

They know the importance of having balance and holding on to special moments like when they would read to their girls in their younger years. “We read to them all the time,” Rich remembers. “Every night, even when we got home late. It made a real difference in developing their curiosity.”

Today, the Jeschelnigs are supporting the new library in EC and Prime which will be named in the family’s honor. “We think the library is extremely important,” Michelle says. “We’re excited that it’s moving to the ground floor where it will be central in the school community.”

Rich, a board member and chair of the building and grounds committee, helped develop the renovation and construction plans for EC and Prime, as well as the Classic Building, turf field and tennis courts. “It’s an exciting time for HB,” he explains. “We are updating our infrastructure, improving technology and preparing the entire campus for the next era of educating girls.”

Special moments reading books together are behind them and new adventures are ahead. Lindsey completed her time as a lifer at HB and is now part of the freshman class at New York University. Michelle shares, “Graduation was a really happy time, and we are excited that Elyse continues her HB experience with all the new wonderful improvements on campus.”

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