The Upper School Conservatory raised money this spring in a novel way, a scotch tasting for Harker dads. The event allowed them to sample a number of different scotches and bond as a group, while helping raise funds.
The goal of the fundraiser was to help pay for the Upper School Conservatory’s summer performances of Pippin at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. The fundraiser, a non-harker sponsored event, was generously hosted by Ashok Krishnamurthi and Deepa Lyengar. At their lovely home, local scotch expert and spirits buyer for K&L wines in Redwood City, David Driscoll, led the 15 Harker Dads on a tour the five distillery regions of Scotland by sampling their products.
According to Arne Lang-Ree, the event organizer and husband to Laura Lang-Ree, the K-12 performing arts chair, the event was a huge success and he is “already being asked when the next tasting will be.” The event, which was attended by a group of 15 people, raised $1200 for the conservatory. Be sure to monitor news.harker.org for updates on the conservatory’s performance at the festival in August.