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Founder and Chairman

Phone: (800) ***-****  
Local Address:  Burlingame , California , United States
Good Tidings Foundation
9 Pier Suite 117
San Francisco , California 94111
United States

Company Description: Good Tidings Foundation, founded in 1995, is a 501-(c)-3 children's charity that looks to equally support ARTS, EDUCATION, ATHLETICS and DREAMS for youth from...   more

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"Every day, De Marillac ..., 6 Oct 2014 [cached]
"Every day, De Marillac Academy works closely with students and others it supports to raise their awareness of the possibilities life has to offer through education and instruction," said Larry Harper, Executive Director of the Good Tidings Foundation.
Good Tidings Foundation - Board of Directors, 8 Oct 2012 [cached]
Larry Harper, Secretary
Steven Bond, President of the LeRoy ..., 14 Sept 2015 [cached]
Steven Bond, President of the LeRoy Neiman Foundation, in the presence of Janet Byrne Neiman and Larry Harper, Founder of Good Tidings Foundation accepted the proclamations and spoke about the dedication to continuing the mission of the late artist LeRoy Neiman who was an advocate for fine arts education and empowerment for young people.
Larry Harper announced they are doubling their original mission and now plan to create a total of ten LeRoy Neiman Art Studios with Good Tidings Foundation during a five year period.
With the help of Good Tidings & Larry Harper we hope that this new LeRoy Neiman Art Studio will be a great success in the Union Settlement Community."
said Larry Harper, Founder of the Good Tidings Foundation.
In March of 1990 while working as the Director of Scouting for the San Francisco Giants, our Founder Larry Harper met Mr. LeRoy Neiman, who had been commissioned to paint 'Bay Area Baseball', the official art of the 1989 World Series.
Larry and LeRoy struck up a lifelong friendship and the partnership that eventually grew into the first of many youth art centers.
"Your life will have many turns ..., 16 June 2015 [cached]
"Your life will have many turns and twists," said Larry Harper, founder of the Good Tidings Foundation, who served as the commencement guest speaker.
"During this five-year stretch, every month I sent a letter to every major league team asking them for a coaching or scouting job, and every month I received a letter back saying: 'Thanks, but no thanks,' and this is all 60 of those 'thanks, but no thanks' letters," Harper said, showing the crowd the bundle. "Their theme was all the same: We don't hire anyone who was not a former professional baseball player."
But it only took one "yes" for him to secure his dream of a career in professional baseball. That yes came from the San Francisco Giants, with him first serving as the team's scout in Southern California before advancing to director of scouting.
"The team (in 1989) went to the World Series for the first time in 27 years, and I received a Championship ring, and the best part (is) I actually became the boss for numerous people who said I couldn't work for them," Harper said.
After 13 years as an MLB scout, the World Series was canceled in 1994 because "the owners and players forgot about their dreams and chose material things," he said.
That year, Harper wrote the book "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" to benefit youth charities, which fostered a new career path - one revolving around children's welfare.
In 1995 he founded the Good Tidings Foundation, a children's charity that supports arts, education, athletics and dreams of youth from communities of need. Since, the foundation has helped build 140 athletic facilities, including Truckee High's new baseball field.
"So class of 2015, tomorrow when you wake up and you really don't know what to do, well, that's OK," Harper said.
Larry Harper, founder and ..., 1 Feb 2015 [cached]
Larry Harper, founder and director of the Good Tidings Foundation, which supports youth programs and builds athletic facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area, says a state-of-the-art basketball court costs $30,000, with a generic blacktop one running as little as $5,000. A baseball field, he says, costs $100,000. Then, too, Harper says, "even if you get the field built, there's [only] a 50-50 chance the field will be maintained."
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