The Harrison Educational Foundation (HEF) held its annual fundraising event on November 7th. Approximately 200 people attended the evening, including members of the Board of Education, district administrators, and elected officials including State Senator Shelly Mayer, who presented a special resolution to commemorate HEF’s 25th anniversary.
The evening included entertainment as well as demonstrations by Harrison High School teachers Randy Gunnell, Lou D’Alesandro, and Michael Schweitzer, whose programs received funding from HEF. Attendees were enthralled by student work with robotics and 3D printing.
Superintendent of Schools, Louis Wool addressed the attendees and recognized the long established relationship between the district and HEF. Dr. Wool discussed how donations to HEF “provide opportunities for all children who attend our schools and transform lives.”
Over the years HEF has funded hundreds of instructional programs and initiatives in our schools, smartboards in classrooms, as well as the Performing Arts Center, Student Union and Library at Harrison High School. Most recently HEF funds have supported college tours for Harrison High School students, family literacy initiatives, Bridges to Literacy summer program for elementary students, Dreambox elementary math program, 3D printers for secondary design and engineering programs, in addition to many other teacher-directed classroom programs.
HEF will host another event in the spring. Watch for more information.
*Courtesy of Highlights: A Publication of the Harrison Central School District