New $1MM Pledge to Complete Panther Fitness Center, Enhance Business Courses

Elder High School is pleased to announce that Kim Knoppe, Class of 1969, has pledged one million dollars to complete the second floor of the Panther Fitness Center located on Elder’s campus. 
In addition to completing the second floor, funds will be used to enhance the experience and knowledge of Elder students in our ever-changing business environment. 

Kim Knoppe stated, “My Elder experience gave me the confidence I needed to pursue my business career and provided the inspiration to live the Altiora spirit.” 

The initial construction costs for the 19,000-sq-ft two-story building, including completion and furnishing of the first floor weight room, was funded primarily by Kyle Rudolph, a 2008 Elder graduate, as well as other donors.

Both Kyle Rudolph and Kim Knoppe, two “receivers” on our football teams, are “passing” on the spirit of Altiora to future Elder generations.