Ruth Ann Harnisch, Founder & President

Here’s where I sound off! Whether I’m sharing fresh insights or channeling
righteous rage, this is the place I’ll be pouring my heart out to you. Updated
fortnightly if not more frequently.

Ruth Ann Harnisch, Founder & President

Here’s where I sound off! Whether I’m sharing fresh insights or channeling
righteous rage, this is the place I’ll be pouring my heart out to you. Updated
fortnightly if not more frequently.

In 1998, when I founded the Harnisch Foundation, my intention was to be a good steward, leveraging money, skills, and connections to help make life a little better for others.
Ruth Ann Harnisch
In 1998, when I founded the Harnisch Foundation, my intention was to be a good steward, leveraging money, skills, and connections to help make life a little better for others.
Ruth Ann Harnisch

4 months ago

Funny Girls on NBC Nightly News: How Girls Discover Their Leadership Skills Through Improv

The expansion of our Funny Girls program during the fall of 2017 brought new curiosity into how we elevate girls’ leadership skills through improv. So much new interest, in fact, that Rehema Ellis of NBC Nightly News came to see for herself what the hubbub was about! Ellis visited one of our five partners, Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, and here's her report:

And check out some behind-the-scenes pics from the shoot!


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