Adam Leitman Bailey awarded the first Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship in 2008 in honor of his high-school cross-country and track coach, Raymond “Hap” Harrison. The scholarship is awarded annually to high school graduates attending college. To receive this accolade, a recipient must possess many of the ideals and traits Raymond Harrison instilled in Mr. Bailey, including deep-seated values of success and the desire to make the world a better place through helping others. Additionally, the recipient must also demonstrate financial need and strong academic achievement.
The Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship is funded through the Building Foundations charity, founded by Adam Leitman Bailey in 2002. The charity’s mission is to assist students of all ages in pursuing their professional and personal dreams by providing financing, scholarships, education, internships, real-life experience and any other tools necessary to reach these dreams.
Today, a number of scholarships are given out each year to his alma mater as well as to students at underserved New York City high schools. To date, 25 scholarships awarded totaling millions of dollars have been self-funded by Adam Leitman Bailey.