Harker’s former director of global education, Bill Bost, passed away in June and his friends at Harker are joining with Bost’s dear friend, Mike Kerbyson, in holding a memorial to celebrate his life. The memorial will be Sat., Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Bucknall gym, followed by an informal gathering at Harry’s Hofbrau next to the Saratoga campus at 390 Saratoga Ave at 3:30 p.m. Bost’s children, Tanner and Klara, and their mother, Katrina Church, will be flying in from North Carolina. Bost started at Harker in 1993 as a grade 4 teacher and in 2001 became director of special projects in the advancement department.
A year later he took on the position of grant writer/director of international programs, which later became the global education program; Bost became director of that program in 2004. He also worked for many years as a summer program administrator. Kristin Giammona, elementary division head and long-time friend of Bost’s, said she hopes many will attend the memorial, “so Tanner and Klara can grasp how important and special Bill was to Harker and to his Harker friends.” If you have any photos you would like to include in the memorial’s slide show, please email them to Giammona at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon request, Harker’s Advancement Department has established the Bill Bost Scholarship Fund. These funds will benefit the school’s general scholarship endowment fund. Those wishing to contribute to the Bill Bost Scholarship Fund may do so by making their checks payable to the Harker School and write in the memo Bill Bost Scholarship Endowment Fund. For those wishing to use their credit card to make the gift, please call Allison Vaughan, Donor Relations Director at 408-345-9629 or e-mail her at Allisonv@harker.org.