Helping Achieve Real-world Knowledge
EDUCATING YOUTH ON FINANCE FUNDAMENTALS
Hark Society’s newest initiative is our Financial Literacy Workshop. This workshop grew out of one of Hark Society’s most successful volunteer events, an interviewing and resume workshop with high school students at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Brooklyn. Hark Society volunteers worked to identify additional topics, and a three session workshop curriculum was built. The workshop is designed for high school students, especially those in their junior and senior years.
Financial literacy is a fundamental piece of education that is often not taught in a classroom setting. Although we know that spending habits are often formed in youth and that youth need financial skills and knowledge to be successful adults, available information suggests that youth financial literacy is poor. At Hark Society, we believe we can help fill this through our workshop curriculum. Our curriculum was especially designed by young professionals with experience in the financial industry.
- Provide students with financial information relevant to their lives and future plans
- Provide an interactive environment with practical application of financial knowledge
- Provide a forum for questions and concerns
- Make the resources we provide readily available to the students after the workshop series
Banking and Budgeting
Bank Account Basics
Income vs. Costs
Credit & College Financing
The Importance of Credit
The College Process
Financial Aid Options and Logistics
Resumes & Interviews
- Kait MargrafCo-Founder and Co-PresidentKait is a portfolio manager at PIMCO investing in real estate private equity. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2012 with a double major in Finance and Marketing. Kait was brought up with strong values of volunteering and helping the community and was inspired to co-found Hark Society as an opportunity for young professionals access volunteer opportunities in the city to connect with the city's youth.
- Rachael Piltch-LoebBoard Member, Strategy & OperationsRachael is a master's candidate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with plans to pursue doctoral work. She is also a research assistant supporting projects at the intersection of public health and social systems. Graduating from Georgetown in 2012, Rachael has worked with a variety of organizations in development, programmatic, and teaching capacities. As the Chair of Operations, she is excited to support the development and sustainability of Hark Society.
- Sean CraneBoard Member, FundraisingSean is a member of the Healthcare Advisory practice at PwC. He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a bachelors of science in Healthcare Management and Policy. Sean is grateful for the opportunity to give back to the community in his hometown.
- Colleen SullivanBoard Member, FinanceColleen graduated from Georgetown in 2012 with a double major in finance and international business and a minor in economics. She is enthusiastic about the opportunity to draw from her education and prior work experience to deliver Hark's Financial Literacy Program to young adults in the NYC area. After graduation, Colleen spent two years as an analyst in Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Real Estate, Gaming, and Lodging Investment Banking group and is currently an Investment Analyst at Northwood Investors, a real estate private equity firm.
- Perry RogersVP, FinancePerry graduated from Georgetown in 2012 where she majored in accounting and finance. While there she discovered her passion for combining her interest in philanthropy and finance through her work as Treasurer for Georgetown's Globemed Chapter. She is excited to utilize her skill set further through her work on Hark's Financial Literacy Program. She currently works as an Investment Banking Associate at J.P. Morgan.