Ingrid von Mangoldt Hills

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Ingrid Hills "was born and raised in Cologne, West Germany, and received her degree in English from the University of Cambridge. She continued her education with studies at the Alliance Française in Paris.

"Ms. Hills has been active in radio broadcasting for KFRC/Magic 61 and in television reporting for KTVU/Channel 2. She is involved in community affairs as a trustee of the San Francisco Ballet. She is on the Dean's Advisory Council at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and is a former trustee of the International Visitors Center and of the Child Abuse Prevention Society. She is also a former member of the Exhibition/Special Projects Committee of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.

"In 1989 Ms. Hills, recognizing the important contributions of Raisa Gorbachev to the development of democratic principles in the Soviet Union, founded Friends of Raisa Gorbachev, a group that funded a visiting fellowship in economics at the Institute for International Studies in 1991 to 1993. She is the founder and former director of The Hills Project from 1992 to 2004, a visual and performing arts program for inner-city youth in grades K through 8.

"She is the president of The Edward E. Hills Fund, a charitable family foundation." [1]

Her late husband, Reuben Hills, was a leading San Francisco philanthropist and president and chairman of the board of Hills Bros. Coffee. [1]

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  1. Advisory Board, Freeman-Spogli Institute, accessed December 2, 2009.