A project of The Richard E Halperin Memorial Fund
We are raising money to renovate the Richard E. Halperin Memorial Library Building in Harrison, which is in dire need of improvement.
Our father Richard grew up in Harrison and made sure to raise us here as well. He felt a strong emotional connection to the Town and served the community in different ways, including annually hosting thousands of trick-or-treaters on Halloween, donating a dog to the local police department, and serving on the Zoning Board.
He had often mentioned his frustration with the state of our Downtown Library and frequently referenced his plans to fund renovations later in his life. So after he unexpectedly passed away in 2008, Steven suggested we honor his memory by leading an effort to renovate the building and have it renamed after him; we knew this was an effort that we had to pursue.
We have raised $1 million so far, but will now endeavor to raise significantly more funds, so we can truly give Harrison the Library of our father's dreams.
The four of us have decided to train for and run in the Tough Mudder event together on February 16th in Miami:
We will be raising money through this website up until then and our Mom has matched the first $30,000 that we raised. Funds will be used for renovations at the Richard E. Halperin Memorial Library Building in Downtown Harrison.
We would greatly appreciate your support. This project is enormously important to our family, to our father’s legacy, and to our Town. If preferable, checks can be sent to: The Richard E. Halperin Memorial Fund, PO Box 362, Harrison, NY 10528.
We will send out a full report after the race with photos and acknowledgements of all donors (along with who was in each donor category). E-mail RossAHalperin@gmail.com if anonymity is preferred or if you have any questions.
“A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the presentation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them all.” – Mark Twain
The Halperin Brothers (Ross, Robert, Kenny, Steven)