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2023-24 Harding Fund Leadership
Caldwell and Bill Israel
Class of 2024 Chairs
Rusti and Todd Greene
Class of 2025 Chairs
Heidi and Brandon Bundren
Class of 2026 Chairs
Jenni and Austin Thigpen
Class of 2027 Chairs
Elizabeth and Gil Lackey
Class of 2028 Chairs
Laura and Andrew Eckstein
Class of 2029 Chairs
Kate and Eric Schneider
Class of 2030 Chairs
Leslie and John Ford
Class of 2031 Chairs
Lauren and Jonathan Connor
Class of 2032 Chairs
Joni and Allen Lee
Class of 2033 Chairs
Meredith and Michael Nowers
Harding Fund Giving Levels
Founder's Circle $20,000 and above
Head of School Circle $10,000 - $19,999
Benefactor's Circle $5,000 - $9,999
Leadership Circle $2,500 - $4,999
Patron's Circle $1,500 - $2,499
Honor's Circle $750 - $1,499
THE HARDING FUND 2023-2024
Harding Academy parents and faculty alike share the same powerful belief in the endless potential of our children—and a desire to foster a challenging and nurturing PreK-8 educational experience.
The Harding Fund is our annual fund campaign and the critical component of fundraising efforts for Harding Academy. It reflects our shared support for every aspect of our campus that tuition revenue alone cannot cover.
Your collective contributions allow us to invest in Harding's most valuable asset: a dedicated and knowledgeable faculty whose teaching environment encourages collaboration and allows small class size in which each student is engaged, valued, and encouraged.
We believe in our students—and in all the things that are possible when we work together. By supporting The Harding Fund, you directly impact our entire school community in crucial ways. Collectively, we invest in our students' learning, their potential, and their aspirations.
The Harding Fund makes this—and more—possible:
Attracting and retaining first-rate faculty by providing competitive salaries and benefits while also offering exceptional professional development opportunities
A robust Humanities program including multiple opportunities for foreign languages, social studies, and literature
An outstanding Performing Arts program including theater, band, and chorus
A respected, competitive Athletics department (including equipment, uniforms, field maintenance and team travel)
Maintaining and improving facilities that inspire learning, discovery, and achievement
Security enhancements to provide a safe environment where students can thrive and grow
Integrating new technology across all grade levels.
We are thrilled to welcome back 500 students and families for the 2023-2024 school year, and we ask for your support as we seek to inspire a sense of wonder by enhancing learning environments that encourage the thrill of discovery and accomplishment in the classroom.