Annual Giving exceeds $7 million

Annual Giving donations for the past year have exceeded $7.2 million, making Harvard-Westlake the first independent day school to receive more than $7 million in donations during one year. The Annual Giving campaign, fueled by the work of hundreds of parent volunteers, focused on encouraging as many families as possible to donate, no matter the […]

Concert raises $2,500 for homeless teenagers

Eleven students performed at a benefit concert May 19 to raise money for the Los Angeles Youth Network. The network is a non-profit organization to support runaway and homeless adolescents in the Los Angeles area. The show, named “Teens Helping Teens,” raised almost $2,500 from ticket sales and additional donations. Approximately 90 people attended the […]

Advancement Office stops requesting contributions from alumni in college

By Saj Sri-Kumar The school will no longer solicit donations from alumni in college, President Thomas C. Hudnut announced to the senior class on March 6. Chief Advancement Officer Ed Hu said the decision was made because college students usually are not making money, and it was inappropriate to ask for donations when people were […]

Thanksgiving Food Drive ends tomorrow

By Elana Zeltser Tomorrow marks the last day to donate canned goods to the Thanksgiving Food Drive. All donations placed in the bins outside the deans’ offices will be sent to the Westside Food Bank. The dean group that collects the most amount of goods will win a bagel or pizza party. 

Coin drive to raise money for tsunami relief in Japan

By Jean Park The Community Council has teamed up with President of the Red Cross Club Christine Sull ’12 and Jean Park ’11 to raise money for relief aid in Japan. Money jars will be placed in deans’ offices labeled “Japanaid” throughout this week. The donations will benefit the American Red Cross and Americares.

New Kutler Center to focus on research, interdisciplinary studies

Jon and Sara Kutler’s lead gift, combined with donations made in memory of their son, Brendan Kutler ’10, who died in his sleep in December, will fund the creation of the Kutler Center for Independent Research and Interdisciplinary Studies. Mudd Library will be renovated as part of the project to create a permanent home for […]

Latino club hosts Cinco de Mayo book drive

By Emily Khaykin The Latino Culture Club will host the annual Cinco de Mayo book drive that will be collecting donations through May 8. Every year the club delivers the donated books to a different school. “Last year we collected 2,500 books from the Upper and Middle School,” said Alex Knight ’11, president of the […]

Faculty member runs marathon for charity

By Catherine Wang Technology Integration Specialist Jennifer Lamkins ran in the Huntington Beach Surf City half marathon Feb. 1 to raise funds for the Free Wheelchair Mission, a non-profit organization which provides specially designed wheelchairs for people in third world countries. Lamkins was able to raise enough money to buy 12 wheelchairs with the help […]

Thanksgiving food drive to benefit poor

By Alice PhillipsStudents can donate food for the Thanksgiving food drive in bins that will be in the lounge Nov. 19-25. The Community Council will assign each dean group a type of food to bring, such as rice or soup. The dean group that donates the most food will receive special privileges such as off-campus […]

CaST supports SIDS donations

By Alex Edel A SIDS donation box has been set up by CaST inside Father J. Young’s office in memory of Marley, Mellissa Cherella’s four-month-old daughter who died two weeks ago of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome while sleeping at her day care center. SIDS is the death of any child under one year of age […]