Welcome to the official website of the Harris and Harper families. You will also find information about our family foundation and business entities. 


Our family commitment is to promote family unity and harmony, model the covenantal family, communicate family purposes, priorities and values to the younger generation and to promote Christian spiritual and moral values to the larger community in which we live.


"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.  And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to the promise."  -- Gal. 3:28-29 NSV


We gather together once a year in August in locations that will foster time of fellowship among all generations of our family, to hear family members research and give educational talks on financial planning issues, principles of investing, stewardship, retirement planning and other issues that promotes further learning opportunities for the family, to make grants from our family's foundation and to review the investments in the limited partnerships that we manage within our investment entity.



The primary focus and mission of the Harris Harper Family Foundation is to promote the health and well-being of people in God’s world and to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ by funding efforts to encourage biblical faith, education and training. Specific information regarding making an application for funding can be downloaded by clicking on this link.



Harris Harper Counsel, Inc. is a Registered Investment Advisor and operates, as a General Partner for the Cedar Fund, a limited partnership for investors who are interested in value investing principles.   The principal stakeholder is Mark W. Harris.  Mr. Harris is personally involved in investing and serving with interested charitable organizations.   They also assist Cedar Fund and Harfam partners, a family limited partnership, with financial planning issues.


Senior family members join the growing younger generation to share and oversee the philosophy and direction of Harris Harper Counsel, Cedar Fund and Harfam Partners.  

GENEALOGY (click on link)

Edward H. Harris, Sr.

    Obituary from New York Times

    Obituary from Chicago Tribune

    Tribute from Richmond Palladium Item

    Edna Harris with other publishers' wives in November 1930


Edward H. Harris, Jr.

    Edward and Evelyn Harris

    Edward and Evelyn Harris in April 1969


Semler Family

    Semler Family Picture (circa 1900)


Ferree Family

    Mark Ferree receiving award

    Mark and Ruth Ferree

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