Establishments in the skating community, the Hughes and Klingbeil families are known for their generous support of philanthropic endeavors throughout the country.
Today, Caitlin Klingbeil is a special education teacher in New York City, but Caitlin’s family has a long history within the sport of figure skating. Until recently, her family hand-crafted custom boots for over 50 years at the Klingbeil Shoe Labs in Queens, New York. Over the past few years, Caitlin has developed a deep passion for photography and is widely known for capturing unique images of New York City’s landmarks. During a recent trip to Ohio to visit with SIF’s Directors, Kristen Izzie and Martha Jankowski, Caitin captured several iconic street scenes from Downtown Columbus.
Caitlin shares SIF’s mission to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. She, too, relies on a team of caring experts to enhance the lives of her students. She told Kristen, “All of my students are special need and require a team of providers to help make their school day successful. Without this support, these children would not make the academic and social gains the do each day.”
Olympian Emily Hughes
2006 Olympian Emily Hughes, who’s been employed at Google since 2015, also spoke to the SIF team about charitable endeavors and her support of the world’s largest Ronald McDonald House right here in Central Ohio.