Treat Harvey


Student U Development Director

phone: 919-723-8767 • email:


Treat's primary responsibility is to lead the team to create partnerships and raise awareness and funds through the generosity and engagement of individual donors, foundations, and corporations.

Treat's Why:
I firmly believe that all people should have the same opportunity to lead a fulfilling life but the inequity in our society does not currently allow for that to happen.  Why shouldn’t every child in Durham, North Carolina, receive the support, love, and hope for the future that many families take for granted?  I want to be a part of the solution to the problem of societal inequity and I see that Student U is tackling the challenges head-on.  I am inspired by the work I see going on here every day and I would like everyone in our community to join us on the journey to success!

Treat outside of Student U:
I spend a lot of time at my church in various volunteer capacities, and I also enjoy providing pro bono fundraising guidance to small organizations that are not able to hire full-time development staff.  In my spare time, I enjoy attending arts performances and exhibits, walking in the woods, and interacting with my seven godchildren.

Advice Treat finds valuable:
In my early days as a fundraiser, I was reminded to live in a spirit of abundance and not scarcity, and that advice has helped me through challenging times. I believe -- and I have seen firsthand -- that folks want to be generous and want to feel they are a part of something bigger than themselves. I love that! To see GIVING as an opportunity is a beautiful thing.

Other organizations Treat is involved with:
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church; Rotary Club of Durham; Episcopalians United Against Racism; Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice; Smith College Club of the Triangle

Smith College

Course of study:
French Language and Literature

Professional accomplishments:
Treat comes to us after many years of fundraising for Durham and Triangle-based nonprofits, including Triangle Community Foundation, The Carolina Theatre of Durham, the Emily K Center, Duke University, and Durham Arts Council.  

Student U start date:
February 24, 2020