Jiovanni Moore - Building Foundations And Dreams

Jiovanni Moore

2015 Recipient

Jiovanni Moore

Adam Leitman Bailey named Melissa Wilson and Jiovanni Moore the Eigth Annual recipients of the Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship. Adam Leitman Bailey started this scholarship in honor of his high school cross country and track coach, Raymond “Hap” Harrison. The scholarship is awarded annually to a High School graduate that will be attending college. Mr. Bailey is a 1988 graduate of New Milford High School.

Degrees: Communications Intercultural & Critical Studies

    Jiovanni Moore will be attending SUNY Geneseo in the Fall where she will be majoring in Communications Intercultural & Critical Studies. “I have endured the challenges and adversities that have come my way throughout my high school career,” explained Ms. Moore, “When I received this scholarship I felt very proud of all the work I have done throughout the school year and I saw my work pay off, literally pay off.”




    Raymond Harrison Congratulates the Newest Recipients of the Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship

    “Congratulations to Melissa Wilson and Jiovanni Moore.

    I am honored and humbled that Adam Bailey continues to assist worthy students as they pursue their education and their dreams. In eight years Adam Leitman Bailey and his charity, Building Foundations, has awarded tuition scholarships to 14 worthy students.

    These are not one time gifts. Adam pays for tuition throughout all four years of college. I thank Adam for his continued generosity; and I congratulate Melissa and Giovanni!”

    Raymond ‘Hap’ Harrison


    2016 Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholars Luncheon

    On Friday, June 17th, 2016 recipients of the Raymond “Hap” Harrison sat down with Adam Leitman Bailey for the annual Scholarship Luncheon. At the luncheon, three new recipients, Ashley Brito, Chabely Jorge, and Sefany Lazieh, were honored with the scholarship honoring their hard work both academically and at the firm. The group also celebrated the graduation of one recipient, Breanne Springstead, who graduated from Rutgers University in May. Ms. Springstead thanked Adam Leitman Bailey saying, “Thank you, because without the scholarship, my time at Rutgers would have been totally different.” Receiving the scholarship has changed her life and has given her the tools she needed to graduate in the top 2% of her class.

    These luncheons give the students time to talk with Mr. Bailey, seek advice from him and catch up. This year, there was a special guest via Skype, Raymond Harrison himself spoke to the group, sharing words of wisdom. Raymond Harrison was a track coach at New Milford High School and was a mentor to Adam Leitman Bailey, and in turn Mr. Bailey named the scholarship after him. Mr. Harrison shared how proud he is of the students and of Adam Leitman Bailey for his continued generosity in providing the scholarship year after year.

    Throughout the lunch, the students reflected on their experiences with Mr. Bailey and discussed what being a scholarship winner means to them. Each and every one of them would not be where they were today without both the financial support and mentorship given to them by Adam Leitman Bailey. The scholarship program has grown every year since it’s creation in 2008.