Corporate Partners

Harrisburg Academy would not be able to achieve its mission without the collaboration of local corporations and the men and women who lead them.  Three of our most important corporate connections include Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program participants, Corporate Partner Merit Scholarship companies, and the Academy's own Community Advisory Board.  All help play a critical role in the success of our institution, considered by many to be the best private school in Central Pennsylvania.

EITC and OSTC Programs

Each year, Pennsylvania corporations help build a brighter future for a Harrisburg Academy student by participating in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Crecit (OSTC) programs. These programs allows businesses to directly impact education by designating business tax credits to the Academy. Eligible businesses can receive tax credits up to 90% of their contribution. These tax credits can then offset numerous state business taxes.

Since 2001, the Academy has gratefully received more than $3.2 million in scholarship funding through the programs. Because of this support, many scholarships have been awarded to more than 225 students of need who otherwise may not be able to afford an Academy education. The generosity of our EITC and OSTC partners makes it possible for us to share the gift of an outstanding liberal arts education.  Click for more information about the EITC and OSTC Programs at Harrisburg Academy.

Community Advisory Board (CAB)

The strong voice of business leaders from our local community is invaluable in helping the Academy determine how best to serve our families and to reach others interested in a high-quality independent school setting.  The purpose of CAB is to give Harrisburg Academy access to professional guidance in its programs and to provide a liaison group between the Academy and the community.  CAB membership is comprised of up to 25 professionals from the greater Harrisburg region.  Members serve a three-year term based on the academic-year calendar, and breakfast meetings are held twice per year.  Recommendations for CAB membership come from the Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, and staff of Harrisburg Academy.


2018-19 Community Advisory Board

George Book

President & Chief Executive Officer

West Shore Chamber of Commerce


James Carchidi Chief Executive Officer

JFC Staffing Companies


Catherine Caruso Academic Placements Officer

Penn State University, College of Medicine


Dan Christ Director of Circulation Retention

Advance Media Central Services


Clint Cullison Senior Associate

Greenlee Partners


Renee Custer

Chief Operating Officer

The Custer Group


Ray Davis

Real Estate Agent



Colleen Ensinger

Vice President


First National Bank

Ruth Graffius Head of School

St. Stephens Episcopal School


Rogette Harris Chairman/Research Analyst

Dauphin County Democratic Committee / PA House of Representatives


Sylvia Hepler Owner and President

Launching Lives, LLC


Ian Kanski

Co-Founder / Principal, Business Consulting

B Theory Inc.



Harrisburg MakeSpace

Kelly Logan

Vice President for Strategic Workforce Development and University Centers

Harrisburg University



Sue Pera


Cornerstone Coffeehouse


Catherine Prince, P.E.

Regional Manager

Raudenbush Engineering, Inc.



Mary Quinn

Chief Executive Officer



Mike Salvo

Senior Business Development Manager

Pennsylvania American Water



Karen Scolforo


Central Penn College


Leigh Ann Urban

Director of Marketing and Special Events


Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District

Justin Weber



Pepper Hamilton Attorneys at Law

Derek Whitesel

Executive Director

Harrisburg Young Professionals


Carrie Wissler-Thomas


Art Association of Harrisburg



Meron Yemane

Financial Advisor /

Financial Planning Specialist

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management



Sue Yenchko Former Director (retired)

Pennsylvania American Water





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