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David Strasenburgh, Harley’s Director of Development from 1974-83, passed away in December.

From A History of The Harley School: 75th Anniversary by Ruth Ewell P ’66, ’70 (Headmaster’s Secretary and Registrar, 1960-80, College Counseling Office, 1980-86):

August 6, 1974

Harley Trustees authorized construction of the Center for Communications and the Arts and the new Lower School. That Fall, David Strasenburgh moved from consultant to Director of Development with responsibilities in all areas of fund raising. From 1974-1983 he brought competence and care to help bring to fruition a major building program foundational to Harley’s future. He worked under three Harley Headmasters: Stephen HinrichsDexter Lewis, and John Skillman. Importantly, Dave embraced all things Harley in his involvement with Board Members, Parents, Alumni, Faculty, and Students (even coaching a soft ball team). During those extraordinary times of hopes, challenges, and accomplishments, Dave worked steadily alongside others with understanding, a good sense of humor, and dedication. Ruth Ewell (Headmaster’s Secretary/registrar and College Counseling office, 1960-1986) stated, “As Development Office Secretary I was always thankful to have him as a valued colleague.”

Click here to read his obituary.