Recent Blog Postings

Recent Blog Postings

Posted on Friday, December 14, 2018
This fall marks Harlem Academy’s 15th year. As I pause to reflect on what makes this anniversary – this place – significant, I come back to our relentless commitment to drive equity of opportunity for promising children, guiding them to thrive at the highest academic levels. As we celebrate the school's success over the years and look forward to the future, I am reminded that it is the people – our students, families, faculty, administrators, trustees, volunteers, and donors – who make Harlem...
Tags: donors, supporters, trustees
Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2018
Thank you for making Harlem Academy’s Spring Benefit such a success. More than 400 guests joined us at The Pierre on April 18th, raising over $1 million toward scholarships. Your support provides a transformational opportunity that prepares our students to become tomorrow’s leaders.  You can revisit a few favorite moments from last night by checking out our photo gallery and video, “Harlem Academy: Developing Future Leaders.” Don Lemon poses with eighth graders Malik, Essence, Alberto and...
Tags: leadership, trustees, Spring Benefit, donors
Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2017
John Belizaire is a managing partner at the private equity firm NextStage LLC and a Senior Industry Advisor for Guidewire Software. He brings to the board extensive experience in business development and marketing, and hopes to help the school broaden its base of supporters. His involvement at Harlem Academy includes helping to develop the entrepreneurship club, and spending several afternoons on campus working with students on their projects. Doug Griebel is the co-founder and Chairman...
Tags: trustees
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Bich, Thomas, Toporek
Harlem Academy is pleased to welcome Bruno Bich, Hillary Thomas, and Michael Toporek to the school's board of trustees.  Bruno Bich, Hillary Thomas, and Michael Toporek Bruno Bich is chairman of the board of the BIC Group. He began his career in corporate finance and investment banking before joining BIC, where he was instrumental in building the company’s U.S. franchise, which now represents more than 50% of the group’s sales. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from New York...
Tags: trustees