Capital Giving

Capital giving benefits Harker's students by offering them access to well-equipped facilities that allow them to thrive and ultimately make a positive difference in the world.

Capital Giving

At The Harker School, we believe a world-class education consists of four cornerstones: engaged, inspired students; outstanding, motivated faculty; quality and relevant curriculum; and well-equipped facilities. Capital giving provides us the opportunity to build the proper facilities to inspire our students to reach beyond the classroom, apply their educations to real-world issues and to reach their full potentials.

New Gym & Theater: For the Students – Let’s Make it Happen

The historic Rothschild $10M Matching Challenge Gift - and the community’s response to this generous challenge - launched our gym and theater project and put us into a position to finalize the design and permitting process.

Now that the building plans are finalized and the ground has been broken, the finish line is in sight! To make the theater and gym facilities a reality, we've launched the “Let’s Make It Happen” campaign for the entire community to lean in to finish this project for the students. We're so grateful to those who have contributed so far.

For the students: Let’s make it happen!

Behind the scenes

For a behind-the-scenes look at the project, check out our video playlist, with commentary by facility manager Mike Bassoni. With time-lapse photography and regular documenting of the building process, we will continue to share photos, videos, drawings and more to update you on this historic project!

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Giving to The Harker School:
Why Capital Giving

Capital improvement projects are a powerful opportunity for you to support the bricks and mortar that make an enduring investment in Harker students. Each capital project furthers our mission to develop lifelong learners and well-rounded global citizens.

Capital improvements benefit the school in many ways:

  • Strengthen robust programs and extracurricular activities with well-equipped, safe facilities that inspire our students and teachers to reach their full potentials.
  • Support strategic and financial goals by retaining exceptional faculty and coaches and driving down operating costs.
  • Ensure our students – tomorrow’s leaders – can grow and thrive as they discover their passions here at Harker.

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Capital Giving: Cornerstones of Success Campaign

Capital improvement projects are a powerful opportunity for you to support the bricks and mortar that further our mission to develop lifelong learners and well-rounded global citizens. The Cornerstones of Success Campaign is a multi-year, multi-phase campaign, funding our expansion, and supporting our position as a pre-eminent Silicon Valley school.

Right now, we are raising funds to build a gym, a performing arts center and place for student activities on our upper school campus. Our current fundraising stage – the “Let’s Make it Happen” phase – encourages all families to make an impact with their capital gifts.

We are thankful for the amazing support the Harker community showed in the first phases of our campaign, which included the successful transformation of our beautiful, expansive preschool campus and construction of our innovative science and technology center, Nichols Hall. We recognize our donors in our annual report, on our donor walls and on permanent plaques here on campus.

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Learn More About Capital Giving

  • How to plan your giving: Choose where to direct your gift, how to make your gift and learn about more giving opportunities.
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Contact Us

Learn more about giving at Harker by contacting Kimberly Lobe, director of advancement, at 408.345.9235, or email