What Do I Care About?
I care deeply about equity, social justice, and the environment. I seek a more just, harmonious world where difference is celebrated while our common humanity is never forgotten. I believe that it all comes down to a need of showing respect for each person and creature on this planet. To do this we must undo institutional inequality, systems of oppression, provide equitable access to resources, and care for our environment so that all living things have a chance to live their best life.
I have always loved supporting my local, small businesses. I believe that they are an engine for building vibrant, thriving, and inclusive communities. Interise is the perfect joining together of my passions for social justice, racial equity, and community development. Supporting small businesses is good for the environment. I also chose Interise because they do an incredible job of providing the data to show their impact.
What is my role at Interise?
As Development Manager, Harper leads the planning and executing of a comprehensive development and fundraising program at Interise. Harper raises funds through individuals, corporations, and foundations to help advance Interise’s mission and programs. Before joining Interise, Harper led development at the Society of Arts and Crafts, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and Ocean River Institute. Harper has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston College and a BA from Earlham College. When not working to advance social justice, he can be found painting watercolors and singing in choruses.