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Community Innovation Fund Grant Recipients 2024

Harper's Educational Foundation awards $40,000 to local nonprofits

July 16, 2024

The Harper College Educational Foundation has awarded $190,000 to area organizations during the first three years of the Community Innovation Fund Grant Program. Read More

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Harper student finds 'family' in scholarship donors

May 14, 2024

Andrea Perez Chavez invited donors Thom and Carol Lange to be her guests at Harper College’s Commencement ceremony. Her mom is coming from Honduras. Everyone is excited to celebrate her milestone. Read More

CIFG Recipients 2023

Harper continues to empower equity, economic mobility with Community Innovation Fund Grant Program

March 27, 2024

During the past two years, Harper has awarded $150,000 to area nonprofits. Organizations can apply for the third round of funding through May 10. Read More

Kris Howard

Decades-long Harper advocate Kris Howard passes away

March 18, 2024

Kris, who was 98, supported Harper from its earliest days, served on the college’s board of trustees for 24 years and established a scholarship tied to community service. Harper’s Kris Howard Drive is named in her honor. Read More

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Ten Questions with Laura Brown

December 06, 2023

Before beginning her retirement, Harper’s chief advancement officer reflects on a decade of fundraising success, discusses the importance of family and shares her favorite, speedy cartoon characters. Read More

Inspire Campaign Goal Student Scholarships

Record $30 million raised for scholarships by Harper College Educational Foundation

November 15, 2023

With donations big and small, the Inspire campaign surpassed its goal nearly one year ahead of its completion date. Read More

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Harper to honor five alumni at annual awards ceremony

September 19, 2023

Harper College will hold its 2023 Distinguished Alumni Awards on October 19 to honor and celebrate former students for outstanding career and community achievements. Read More

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Harper College Educational Foundation awards $50,000 to local nonprofits

July 13, 2023

The Harper College Educational Foundation recently awarded $50,000 to six, local nonprofit organizations in the second year of its Community Innovation Fund Grant Program. Read More

Community Innovation Fund Grant Program Recipients 2022

Harper College launches second year of Community Innovation Fund Grant Program

March 29, 2023

The program will award five, one-year grants to area nonprofit organizations that support the advancement of equity, diversity and economic mobility for underserved communities. Read More

Last Updated: 3/14/24