Winter Conference 2022

HEAF Winter Conference is a four-day event that serves as an opportunity for current HEAF college students to come back “home to HEAF” during winter break, connect with one another and HEAF staff, and gain practical skills and access to resources that will help them...

Joanna Semel Rose In Loving Memory

The HEAF community mourns the loss of Joanna Rose – philanthropist, trailblazer and guiding light for the Harlem Educational Activities Fund. Click here for our...

HEAF 2021 Gala: Celebrating Innovators & Disruptors

New York, NY — October 28, 2021 – HEAF’s 17th Annual Innovation & Disruption Gala was a night of celebration and insight – with key thought leaders in discussion about creating a future of opportunity for HEAF students and their contemporaries across the country...

HEAF Students Visit Nasdaq

New York, NY – September 30, 2021 – HEAF high school students had the experience of a lifetime, visiting Nasdaq as guests of Nasdaq President & CEO Adena Friedman, a HEAF Gala 2021 Honoree. Friedman is being recognized by HEAF at its October 27 virtual gala for...

Deep Discussions around Broadband as an Equity Issue, Driving for Equity in the Talent Pipeline and Bridging Gaps in Education and Opportunity at HEAF’s 2020 Gala

New York, NY – November 4, 2020: School has been interrupted, but learning and fundraising have not. The Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) marched onward with its first virtual Gala to celebrate the contributions of education’s innovators and discuss disruptors that have the potential to roadblock vulnerable learners.

2020 Gala Honoree Eric Schmidt, former Chairman & CEO of Google and Co-Founder of Schmidt Futures, was introduced by 2019 Honoree Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post columnist and CNN commentator, interviewed Schmidt regarding his current and future projects.

Prepping students for college and beyond

February 20, 2020 – Is HEAF one of the city’s best kept secrets? With a 100% college acceptance rate, we had to spill the beans about the programs and services we offer starting in middle school to help some of NYC’s most deserving kids. Our CEO Ruth Rathblott and...