Kleinman Family Gathers to Dedicate Wellness Center

On November 24, 2021, a small gathering of the Kleinman family and friends gathered for the dedication of the Kleinman Wellness Center on the Gates Mills campus. The lead gift for the new Center was generously provided by Blake ’95 and Sevda Kleinman in honor of Blake’s late father Reed, who modeled the values of Fair Play for his sons.
Blake and his brother Jesse Kleinman ’96, along with their families – including their grandfather Allan Kleinman - were present at the dedication ceremony, which included words from Head of School Scott Looney about the importance of wellness in this moment in our history. Kris Lewandoski, director of strength and conditioning, highlighted how the passion and interest of Hawken students were the driving force highlighting the need for this kind of facility. Blake then shared that he was motivated to support the project because years ago he, his brother, and his father shared a commitment to staying fit by working out at their local gym in Bedford (while acknowledging that his father enjoyed the social aspects as much as if not more than the physical benefits). He added that his family is honored to have played a significant role in the Wellness Center coming to fruition, and that his father would have been touched that the space has been named for him.
The Kleinman Wellness Center encompasses more than 7,000 square feet and is situated in what used to be a grassy courtyard between the Red Gym, Holtrey Pool, Smith Lobby and the old weight room. Throughout the summer and fall, construction took place to enclose the courtyard, build a new weight room, adapt the space, install skylights and technology, and assemble state-of-the-art equipment. We are so grateful for this gift that will benefit so many current and future Hawken students.

Stay tuned for opportunities to tour the new Kleinman Wellness Center!
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