Harold Ramis

11.21.44 – 2.24.14

Trusted Mentor, Advisor, Sounding Board, Advocate, Donor, Humorist… not to mention Friend. You are sorely missed!


Board Member of GATC from 2003 until the worsening of his untimely illness in 2011

  • Harold’s Legacy
  • In 2003, pledged to further Genesis at the Crossroads’ work when he first experienced our Genesis arts-education program at North Shore Country Day School, his children’s school.
  • Committed to being the Narrator of our future documentary film.
  • In 2004, introduced me/Genesis to Stacy Keach, who after almost a decade, continues to serve on the Genesis Board.
  • Catalytic Muse for our 2004 first outdoor festival (read more – link to notes from the founder)
  • Emcee of our first outdoor festival in 2004, From the Middle East to the Midwest, in the historic Block 37
  • Viewed our children’s peace quilt documentary trailer and helped edit it.
  • (This was Genesis’ second arts-based humanitarian program).
  • In his memory, to preserve his legacy, we are creating a wing of our future Academy curriculum
    to focus on comedy and conflict resolution

  • Film series for our Academy students and the general public
  • Curriculum for Academy students
  • E-learning opportunities to share this work
  • “If metaphorically speaking, just like here, we could all gather under one tent…”

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