Bold Ambition Campaign

Bold Ambition: The Campaign for Harrisburg Academy

Harrisburg Academy is an exceptional school because of the foresight of men and women who translated ambitions and ideas into bold actions.  In 1784, John Harris Jr., the Academy's "frontier founder," charted the school's future.  Through his vision and philanthropy, and the support of countless others through the next two centuries, the Academy was transformed from a schoolroom on the Harris homestead into the midstate’s only independent, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that thrives today.


Harris’ legacy highlights what philanthropy and ambition can accomplish. Now we have aspirations and face new challenges; this is our Bold Ambition.  We are undertaking our most significant comprehensive fundraising effort since 1998.  The Bold Ambition campaign is a multi-year effort to raise funds for facilities, the endowment, and the Academy Fund.  To succeed, we call upon our parents, alumni, community, and friends to support our vision.  Our campaign will be measured not only by achieving its $8.5 million goal, but also by our graduates’ impact on our school, the greater capital region, and the world.


We invite you to learn more about the Bold Ambition campaign and what it means for our students and greater Academy community.

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