Loni N. Kline Elected to Little League® International Board of Directors

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Loni N. Kline, the Senior Vice President for College Relations and Chief Philanthropy Officer at Pennsylvania College of Technology, has been elected as the newest At-Large Member of the Little League® International Board of Directors.

“On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I am honored to welcome Loni as our newest member and look forward to bringing her insight and expertise to our team,” said Steven P. Johnson, Little League International Board of Directors Chairman. “Her invaluable knowledge of the sport, combined with her experience in the world of philanthropy, will be a great addition to our board as we venture into the next stage of our strategic initiatives, including the launch and development of our new Philanthropy and Social Impact Department.”

Mrs. Kline has been a huge supporter of softball her entire life, from her time playing for her local community to her collegiate career pitching for Juniata College. As a young Little Leaguer® herself, she learned how to pitch by watching Michele Smith tapes on VHS and practicing with her father, and now makes it a priority to give back to youth throughout her community by serving as a volunteer pitching coach in Snyder County, Pennsylvania.

“Being elected to the Little League International Board of Directors is a true honor,” said Mrs. Kline. “I’m inspired by the organization’s direction to support social impact through philanthropy, continuing to foster experiences, and lessons that positively effect lives and communities. I take seriously my commitment to this role and as a life-long champion for the spirit of youth sports.”

Prior to her role at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Mrs. Kline served as the Associate Vice President for Development and Donor Relations at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and was the Director of the Annual Fund for Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, before that. Additionally, she has experience working in philanthropic roles at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Affinity Connection, and Juniata College. Throughout her professional career, she has received numerous awards, including the 2022 Recipient of the Penn College President’s Award for Outstanding Assessment, a 2020 inductee into the YWCA Northcentral Pennsylvania’s Women of Excellence, a 2016 Lycoming College Blue and Gold Leadership Award recipient, and a 2014 recipient of the Bucknell Walter C. Geiger Award for administrative excellence,

In addition to her professional accolades, Mrs. Kline also serves on the board for Leon Fultz Foundation for Youth, a non-profit organization established to support the youth of Snyder County, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas through athletic, recreational, and developmental programs. She is also a proud Board member for Hope Enterprises, Inc., a non-profit provider for people with intellectual disabilities, and is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Mrs. Kline graduated from Juniata College with a bachelor’s degree in communications and health promotion, received a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Phoenix, and became licensed as a chartered advisor in philanthropy from the American College of Financial Services. Currently residing in Beavertown, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Kline is married to her husband, Doug, and has one son, Payton.


About the Little League® International Board of Directors

The management of the property and business affairs of Little League Baseball®, Incorporated, is vested in the International Board of Directors. The Board has the control of the corporation and the power to appoint such standing committees as it shall determine and to delegate such responsibilities as it shall deem advisable.

Along with more than a dozen at-large members from a variety of occupations and backgrounds, the Little League International Board has nine Field Directors, each representing one of Little League’s nine regions, who are nominated by their peers for election to four-year terms by their region’s District Administrators.

The members of the Little League International Board of Directors are volunteers in this service to Little League® Baseball and Softball. They receive no compensation for their dedicated work on behalf of the program and the children of the world.