School uses Amazon to fund financial aid

Amazon customers can now use AmazonSmile to donate 0.5 percent of their purchase to the Financial Aid office. AmazonSmile allows customers to donate to a charity of their choice on eligible purchases from Amazon. Those interested can sign into their Amazon accounts at the AmazonSmile webpage and select “Harvard-Westlake School.” AmazonSmile periodically increases the donation […]

Hamburger Hamlet to host event benefitting endowed funds

A fundraising event hosted by the restaurant Hamburger Hamlet Feb. 23 will benefit the Michael Segal ’75 Family and John Amato Family Scholar Endowed Funds. Twenty percent of proceeds from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 23 will be donated to the endowed funds, which support financial aid. Brett Doherty, husband of former Harvard-Westlake […]

Walch to teach films to adults

Cinema Studies teacher Ted Walch is launching “Sundays with Ted,” a nine-part film class for adults to watch and discuss movies, on Jan. 25 in Ahmanson Lecture Hall with Elia Kazan’s “East of Eden.” The classes will be held in Ahmanson Lecture Hall for the third year in a row, but this is the first […]

Financial aid students sign contracts for school trips

Students who receive financial aid for school trips now have to sign a contract affirming their participation in all aspects of the trip, including events before and after and required projects. Though the new policy by the financial aid office would mostly affect financial aid students attending the documentary filmmaking trip to Cuba in January, […]

Parents hold event to benefit financial aid

The Harvard-Westlake Parents’ Association hopes to make more than $85,000 from the 2014 Parents’ Gala, “Come Together,” Feb. 22 at the Skirball Guerin Pavilion, Parents Association annual event committee chair Jennifer Lechter (Eliana ’17, Zackary ’19) said. “This year’s auction theme is ‘Priceless’ because we wanted to have items that were hard to get,” Lechter […]

Senior class gift to give scholarships

The Class of 2013 will donate to the Thomas C. Hudnut Scholar Endowed Fund for its Senior Class Gift, Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church announced. The fund will provide scholarships for six students every year, one student in each grade, to expand the financial aid program. The Senior Gift Committee led a vote for […]

Harry Potter screening to benefit financial aid

By Michael Sugerman Harvard-Westlake will hold a pre-release screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” for members of the school community at  the Warner Brothers Studios on July 12, three days before the official release. All ticket sales will benefit financial aid. Invitations to the event will be emailed Monday, June 20 […]

Seniors solicit donations for class gift to school

By Wendy Chen Seniors in the Student Alumni Association are collecting donations that will go toward the senior gift.The money will go to the Alumni Scholar Endowment Fund, a fund that provides financial aid for students at school. Later this month, members of the Student Alumni Association will volunteer at the Spring Alumni Phonathon, calling […]

‘Harry Potter’ screening raises $75,000 for school

A screening of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” on Nov. 16 raised more than $75,000 to benefit the financial aid endowment, Chief Advancement Officer Ed Hu said. Five hundred people, including students, families and faculty, attended the event at Warner Bros. Studios. The school has hosted “Harry Potter” screenings a week before the release […]