Timothy M. Harmon, BS '74 and Jill Harmon

The Harmon’s desire to support the university education of young men and women who have been in foster care was kindled in 2007 when they became foster parents through the Emergency Shelter Home Program of Orange County in California. Tim Harmon is a Western New York native who, after studying mathematics and economics at UB, spent a career in retail, retiring in 2005 as president of Pacific Sunwear, a company recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top-performing public companies in the decade 1995-2004 based on stock appreciation. The Harmons are now active with public universities both as volunteers and financial supporters assisting students who are emancipated foster children.