The Harley Fund and The Harley Circle
The Harley Fund is the School's annual fundraising drive that runs July 1-June 30 of every school year. Funds collected for the Harley Fund are used to support the students, faculty and facilities. The Harley Fund is a necessity and we ask every member of the Harley Community to pull together to support the School.
Why The Harley Fund is so important:
- The Harley Fund underwrites 4% of Harley's operating budget. That means technology upgrades, faculty compensation, classroom upkeep and more
- Harley provides over $2,000,000 in financial aid to over 34% of its students
- The gap between Harley tuition and what it actually costs to educate a child is $6,000
The Harley Fund makes possible:
- Individual attention: Average student/teacher ratio is 7 to 1
- The ability to retain devoted faculty: The average faculty member has been at Harley for 17 years
- Socioeconomic diversity
- Demographic diversity: Our students represent 30 towns and cities, 5 counties and 3 countries
- State of the art facilities such as our new Science Wing, Academic Center and Center for Visual Arts
- Special Programs and Clubs such as Harley Hospice, Chess Club, the Organic Garden and glass making
- Successful daily operation of the School
We can never thank our contributors enough for supporting Harley and Joy in Learning. Your participation in The Harley Fund is essential to the success of the school. Your gift not only supports the students and daily operations in a given school year, but, when our alumni and families are unified, it also represents your belief in Harley's mission.
Consistency in giving is important to the long-term success of Harley, and represents a longstanding belief in Harley’s vision and core values. Consider making an annual commitment for the next five years:
- Join The Harley Circle
As a member of The Harley Circle, your support honors the leadership of the School’s founders and helps our students become passionate, civic-minded learners. A five-year commitment of $1,000 or greater annually to The Harley Fund provides membership into The Harley Circle.
- Become a Harley Star
Not able to make a gift of $1,000 or more? Become a Harley Star by making a five-year commitment to The Harley Fund with a gift that is comfortable for you.
- Join the Oak Tree Society
Inspired by the Class of '82 and inaugurated by the Class of 2011, this Society was developed especially for our graduating seniors and recent graduates. Contact Karen Saludo in the Alumni Office for details, email@example.com or (585) 442-1770 ext. 3030.
Give an annual gift to the Harley Fund
Help us increase community participation in The Harley Fund and consider making a gift this year. All gifts received by June 30 will be counted toward this year's Harley Fund drive. Gifts of all sizes truly make a difference!
All Harley Circle members and donors with a combined gift of $1,000 or more to Harley over the school year are invited to the Harley Circle Celebration on the first Thursday in December. The first Harley Circle Celebration was in 2009, created to recognize our highest level of donors to the Harley School's Harley Fund. That evening, the Sands-Stern family was awarded the first ever Sands-Stern Award for Philanthropy in celebration of their tremendous lifetime giving to the School.
At 2010's Harley Circle event, the Sands-Stern Award for Philanthropy winners were Harley parent's Arunas and Pam Chesonis. The 2011 event was held at ARTISANWorks and the Sands-Stern Award for Philanthropy went to Joe '48 and Nancy Briggs. Our 2012 celebration honored Harley alumna, Phyllis Bentley '45, for her long standing commitment and dedication to the School.
Your support has a direct impact on financial aid, faculty support and strength in programs. Contact Debra Weiss Walker '83, Director of Development at 585-442-1770 ext. 3031 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
For More Information, Contact:
Director of Development
(585) 442-1770 ext. 3031
Debra Weiss Walker ’83 returns to The Harley School as Director of Development. She has more than a decade of development experience. Walker completed her undergraduate degree and master’s in public administration at SUNY Brockport. She has served on local boards and committees including Greece Chamber of Commerce, Greece Education Foundation, and Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Associate Director of Development
(585) 442-1770 ext. 3030
Karen Saludo joined The Harley School staff in 2004. She has managed the Annual Fund and Alumni Relations at Harley. Her experience also includes prospect research as the Database Manager at Rochester General Hospital Foundation. Ms. Saludo began her career in fundraising at the Belmont Hill School, outside of Boston, where she was a Development and Campaign Assistant. She has a B.S. in Communications from SUNY Geneseo.
(585) 442-1770 ext. 3006
Anne Townsend has been a member of the Harley community for 20 years, as a parent, volunteer and staff member. With her elegant style and attention to detail, Anne has worked her magic to put on some of the most amazing special events at Harley—including the annual BLAST and other fundraisers. In addition to working with the Development team, she oversees the Harley archives, working with volunteers to carefully preserve Harley’s historical documents and photos. Anne earned her bachelor’s degree in art history from Skidmore College.
Development Communications and Stewardship
(585) 442-1770 ext. 3178
Jenna Wainwright has been a member of the Harley community as a parent and volunteer and joined the staff as Coordinator of Development Communications and Stewardship in 2010. Before joining Harley Jenna taught English for BOCES 1 and the Rochester City School district. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education at SUNY Geneseo and her master’s in education from the College at Brockport.