About Us

Our Beginnings

The Harrison Educational Foundation (otherwise known as “HEF”) was established in 1994 by a small group of local residents who wished to provide opportunities to enhance and enliven the education offered in our schools.

Our Mission

The Harrison Educational Foundation encourages excellence in education by generating and distributing private funds for curriculum enrichment programs to benefit the students of the Harrison Central School District. HEF seeks to achieve its goals by providing opportunities for creative teaching and learning experiences and by encouraging community and district partnerships.

How We Work

HEF operates independently from the Board of Education. Funds raised are used for special projects and programs beyond the scope of the school budget. School administrators, teachers and parents are encouraged to submit grant applications. Decisions are made to fund grants based on the perceived value of the application to students. HEF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused exclusively on supporting academic enrichment programs at each of the six schools of the Harrison Central School District.