GHSF > Harris Connect Directory Project Frequently Asked Questions
You can reach Harris Direct at 1.800.201.0721.
Their hours (all Central Time) are: M-F 7a-10p, Sat 7a-4p, Sun 11:30a-8p.
Who is Harris Connect?
Why did GHSF partner with Harris Connect?
When will the Directory Project be completed?
How will my information be used?
How do I purchase a Directory?
How do I change or cancel my Harris Connect order?
Do any of the proceeds from a Directory purchase go to the Foundation?

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Who is Harris Connect?
Harris Connect is a privately held, for-profit directory publishing company, with a big focus on school alumni. It was founded in 1963, has rougly 900 employees, and 2005 revenues were $67M.

You can visit Harris Connect to learn more about the company.
Why did GHSF partner with Harris Connect?
One of the goals of the Foundation is to help Garfield alumni reconnect with each other.

While we unfortunately do not have the manpower to plan or organize reunions, we do provide some assistance to reunion organizers: a) we give them an updated list of classmates, and b) we provide a web page where fellow classmates can discover and stay informated about their reunion status.

The Foundation has neither the expertise nor the money to build an up-to-date alumni directory on its own, so when Harris Connect contacted us, we were intrigued. As we explored the project, it seemed like a win-win solution for the Foundation and alumni.

We gave Harris Connect all of our alumni information -- in some cases including 36 year old home addresses! They do all the work of contacting alumni, getting updated information, and producing an updated Directory. The Foundation receives an electronic copy of the directory for our use, and Harris Connect strives to make a profit by selling enough copies of the print and/or CD version of the Directory to individual alumni (see purchase below).

Harris Connect FAQ has a longer, very clear explanation of how this all works, and what the benefits are for alumni, the Foundation, and Harris Connect.
When will the Directory Project be completed?
Harris Connect has told us that the Directory project will be completed in March, 2007.
How will my information be used?
The Foundation takes your privacy very seriously.

You do not have to participate in the Directory Project, and we are happy to remove your information from our database.

If you do want to participate, you can include as much or as little of your information in the directory as you like.

At a minimum, your name and class year is all that will be included in the Print and CD versions of the directory. The Foundation will also receive your home mailing address.

You are welcome to provide additional information, and Harris Connect will give you the opportunity to provide your:
  • Home Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Job Title
  • Company Name
  • Company Address
  • Company Phone Number
  • Up to two college degrees
  • The names of your spouse and children

At a minimum, we would love to have your email address, as email is much easier, faster, and less expensive for the Foundation. In the past we have sent at most two emails per year, and we intend to continue to use email very sparingly.
How do I purchase a Directory?
Please rest assured you are under no obligation to purchase anything from Harris Connect.

If you do choose to purchase a directory, these are the four options:

CostDescription
$114.94 + taxCollector's Edition Bound Directory + CD-ROM Directory
$99.99 + $14.95 shipping + tax
$99.94 + taxCollector's Edition Bound Directory
$89.99 + $9.95 shipping + tax
$99.94 + taxCD-ROM Electronic Directory
$89.99 + $9.95 shipping + tax
$79.94 + taxRegular Edition Bound Directory
$69.99 + $9.95 shipping + tax

Harris Connect will let you reserve a Directory when you call to update your information.
You can also call them at 1.800.201.0721 later to reserve a copy.
Their hours (all Central Time) are: M-F 7a-10p, Sat 7a-4p, Sun 11:30a-8p.
How do I change or cancel my Harris Connect order?
Please call Harris Connect to change or cancel your order.

Please call Harris Connect at 1.800.201.0721.
Their hours (all Central Time) are: M-F 7a-10p, Sat 7a-4p, Sun 11:30a-8p.
Do any of the proceeds from a Directory purchase go to the Foundation?
No.

Harris Connect bears all the costs -- and risks -- of collecting, organizing, and publishing both the print and electronic (CD) versions of the Directory.

The Foundation receives no money from Harris Connect. The benefit to the Foundation of this project is obtaining an up-to-date Directory of alumni, and alumni have the opportunity -- but not the obligation -- to purchase a print and/or electronic version of the Directory.

Last updated Wednesday, September 13th, 2006.
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