Ingrid Von Mangoldt Hills
Ingrid was born and raised in Cologne, West Germany. She graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in English and continued her education with studies at the Alliance Française in Paris.
Since coming to the United States she has been active in community affairs as a Trustee of the San Francisco Ballet and Chairman of their Host Committee (1986 - 1991), Trustee of the International Visitors Center, and Trustee of the Child Abuse Prevention Society. She is also a past member of the Exhibition/Special Projects Committee of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
In 1989, recognizing the important contributions of Raisa Gorbachev to the development of democratic principles in the Soviet Union, Ingrid founded "Friends of Raisa Gorbachev" and met with then President Gorbachev and Raisa on a number of occasions.
She is Founder of The Hills Project, a visual and performing arts program for inner-city youth that presently serves 3,300 youths from K-8th grade. Ingrid is President of The Edward E. Hills Fund, a family foundation and President of Hills Educational Programs, a non-profit organization which specializes in funding educational projects.
As a result of her involvement with arts education in public schools, she was appointed to the Arts Task Force in 1997 to explore the benefit of arts instructions by Delaine Easton, the Superintendent of Education for California.
Ingrid is currently on the Board of the San Francisco Ballet and a trustee on the Board of Visitors at the Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.
Professionally, she has been active in radio broadcasting for KFRC/Magic 61 and television reporting for KTVU/Channel 2.