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

1 month ago

We’re Supporting Sending 10,000 Tablets to COVID-19 Hospital Units and Hospices

Because we can’t imagine being unable to say goodbye to those we love.

A person lays a hand on top of a hospital patient's hand

Loss and grief are devastating under any circumstances, and we offer our hearts to those who are suffering. We were so sad when Kristina Libby, Christina Wallace, Anjali Kumar and Sara Rodell told us that COVID-19 patients were dying without a chance to say goodbye to their people. We knew “no visitors” but we never imagined that patients wouldn’t have access to a screen, a tablet, a phone, any device to make that final call and see each other one last time. The women had rounded up thousands of screens to donate to hospitals (over 50 had expressed this crucial need a week ago) and they needed money for shipping.

Of course we said yes. (Here’s our announcement.)

One of the founders of COVID Tech Connection wrote about her experience for another one of our AWB grantees, Modern Loss. Read the whole post here.


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