Lives of Great Purpose
Support Harley’s Passion and Purpose
LIVES OF GREAT PURPOSE: $1 million has been raised in the Sands Challenge!
The Lives of Great Purpose Campaign grew out of Harley’s latest strategic plan, which prioritized improving compensation for our faculty, increasing engagement of alumni, parents and the Greater Rochester community, as well as improving the school’s financial sustainability through increased philanthropy.
Great News! Thanks to some very generous Harley families, we reached the $1 million goal in the Sands Challenge in mid-December 2020. These gifts will now be matched with a $1 million gift from the Sands Family Foundation.
Thank you especially to Eva and Vaughn and their family, who made the gift to finish this challenge off!
Stay tuned for more Lives of Great Purpose Campaign updates in 2021!
Donations to the Harley Fund are included in the Campaign and you are welcome to make a donation using the form here.
Lives of Great Purpose Campaign Video (2 min)
As the largest fundraising campaign in the history of The Harley School, the Lives of Great Purpose Campaign includes the following goals:
Supporting our teachers through increased compensation.
Announcing the Sands Challenge
In March 2018, the Harley School announced the largest gift in the history of the school, $3 million from the Sands Family Foundation solely for faculty compensation. The Harley community is now called upon to give an additional $1 million to further improve teacher salaries. The Sands Family Foundation has generously offered to match those dollars making the total increase for faculty compensation $5 million.
To give to the Sands Challenge for Faculty Compensation, please click here.
Gifts in honor and memory are welcomed!
Environments for Learning
The Lives of Great Purpose Campaign has included the following new spaces:
- Peckham Wellness Center
- Winslow Natural Playground & Outdoor Learning Center
- Moore/Brown Center for Creative Media
Naming opportunities continue to be available.
Giving through the Harley Fund is an important part of the Lives of Great Purpose Campaign because unrestricted gifts each year fund programs, equipment and professional development opportunities that would not otherwise be possible. As a private school, Harley does not receive government support, so philanthropy is there to make “better possible” every day for our students. Leadership donors to the Harley Fund are recognized through the Harley Circle society for their unrestricted donations of $1,000 or more each year to support the greatest needs of the school.
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