New advancement administrator joins staff

Following former Senior Advancement Administrator Brenda Janowitz’s retirement, Advancement Administrator Amber Kasongo joined the advancement team. Janowitz’s departure caused a shift in the advancement department: former Advancement Administrator Marla Scholm took over as Senior Advancement Administrator and Kasongo joined the team to fill Schlom’s position. As part of the Advancement Office, Kasongo will be responsible […]

Administrator receives Bell Crow Award

Senior Advancement Officer and Director of Major Gifts Jim Pattison received the Robert Bell Crow Memorial Award from the International Council for Advancement and Support of Education. The award honors long-term private school advancement officers for their professional accomplishments, ability to allocate funds for their schools and service to CASE. “I was pleasantly surprised, and […]

Advancement begins 'Share Your Story'

The Advancement Office launched “Share Your Story,” a forum for alumni, teachers, students and family to submit Harvard-Westlake memories on the school website, April 10. Director of Communications Jill Shaw and Director of Advancement Communications Beth Stokes conceptualized the website as an organic way for the community to not only share but read stories. Stokes […]

Scholarship students speak to possible donors

The Advancement Office held its 10th annual President’s Spotlight Dinner March 11 to thank families who have supported financial aid in the past. The event, chaired by Josh and Beth Friedman (Spencer ’09, Wesley ’12, Oliver ’17), included a buffet and cocktails and lasted from 6 to 8 p.m. “Education is the great equalizer. It […]

New scholarship will honor Hudnut’s tenure

The Advancement Office will begin to raise $3 million to establish a new scholarship fund, called “Hudnut Scholars” in honor of President Tom Hudnut’s 26 years leading Harvard-Westlake. There will be four events second semester to celebrate Hudnut and honor his last year as headmaster and president, as he will retire this spring. Proceeds from […]

Faculty win awards for innovation, loyalty

By Marcella Park Senior Advancement Officer Jim Pattison received the Marion Hays Award and history teacher Nini Halkett received the Kogan Family Award at the faculty opening meeting last week. School president Thomas C. Hudnut presented the Marion Hays Award, which honors service to the school, and Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts presented the Kogan […]

Alumni reunite in London

  By Michelle Nosratian A Thanksgiving dinner in London reunited Harvard School alumni with former English foreign exchange students at event organized by the English Speaking Union, the organization that facilitated the exchange program between Harvard and various English private schools. The ESU also invited any Harvard, Westlake, or Harvard-Westlake alumni currently living in Great […]

Advancement Office wins CASE award

By Shayna Freisleben After a record-breaking year of Annual Giving, the Office of Advancement was honored in September with the annual award for excellence by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. CASE is an organization headquartered in Washington D.C. that serves as a resource for professional development, information and standards in the fields […]

Alum, senior run Los Angeles Marathon

By Will Baskin-Gerwitz Both past and present Harvard-Westlake students took part in the 23rd running of the Los Angeles Marathon Sunday, finishing the 26.2 mile course. While Gordon Wintrob ’08 ran his first marathon, finishing in four hours and 50 minutes, Zach Goren ’03 ran competitively and finished in the top 100 out of the […]