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Lives of Great Purpose

Support Harley’s Passion and Purpose

LIVES OF GREAT PURPOSE: $12 million goal

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.

Help us reach $1 million in support of Harley teachers and the Sands Family will give another $1 million!

“Everything you see on this campus is a result of philanthropy.”
– Larry Frye

Lives of Great Purpose Campaign Video (2 min)

Fundraising Goals

As the largest fundraising campaign in the history of The Harley School, the Lives of Great Purpose Campaign includes the following goals:

Academic Excellence

$5 Million

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

$3 Million

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.

Financial Stability

$4 Million

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.

Together, let’s invest in a future of great purpose at The Harley School.

For more information on supporting the Lives of Great Purpose Campaign,
please contact 
Whitney Brice, Director of Development at 585-277-1116 or through the form below.

Contact Whitney Brice

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The Harley School

1981 Clover Street
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 442-1770

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