The Arrow Summer 2019

illion Dollar Endowment Gift Dorothy and John Lenore One Million Dollar Endowment Gift Oak Hill Academy is pleased to announce the establishment of the Dorothy and John Lenore Endowment Fund. The school received a founding gift of one million dollars from Dorothy Lenore in March 2019. OHA President, Dr. Michael Groves, expressed his appreciation for the generous gift. “This endowment will serve Oak Hill Academy, our students, and our Equestrian program for generations. We are so grateful to Dorothy Lenore for her kind support of the mission of our school.” The equestrian program at OHA will henceforth be recognized as The Dorothy and John Lenore Equestrian Program at Oak Hill Academy. Dr. Groves noted the special relationship between OHA Director of Development, Mr. Tim Henry, and Dorothy Lenore. In early 2010 John and Dorothy made the difficult decision to close the breeding operation at their farm in Versailles, Kentucky. Thus began the search for a suitable equestrian program to assume ownership of the string. Tom Galbreath—friend of the OHA Equestrian program and friend of the Lenores—made the introduction, which culminated with Mrs. Lenore visiting Oak Hill Academy in the summer of 2010. Mrs. Lenore fell in love with the beautiful setting of the school and learned how the equestrian program at OHA blended so very well with the school’s mission as a Turning Point for teenagers. In 2013 the Lenore Family assisted the school with the construction of the Lenore Equestrian Center. “Ed and Carolyn Patton had the courage to envision such a program at Oak Hill Academy in the 1980’s,” said Dr. Groves, “and now, thanks to Dorothy Lenore, equestrianism will remain a permanent fixture of our school.”

Mrs. Lenore lives in El Cajon, California. On behalf of the entirety of the OHA Family, THANK YOU, Dorothy Lenore!

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