Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898 | SUBSCRIBE

Magazine cover for July - August 2020 issue.

Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

Alumni

Alumni Gifts

July-August 2014

The twenty-fifth reunion class of 1989 established “an astonishing record” this year with its more than $180-million gift, HAA president Catherine Gellert announced during the organization’s annual meeting on the afternoon of Commencement day. “Let me repeat that,” Gellert told the cheering classmates and others gathered in Tercentenary Theatre: “An astonishing record!” That number includes the unprecedented $150-million contributed earlier this year by Kenneth C. Griffin ’89, primarily for undergraduate financial aid; the gift is the largest in Harvard College history (see “Undergraduate Aid and Campaign Milestones,” May-June, page 27).

In addition, Gellert publicly thanked the fiftieth-reunion class of 1964 for its more than $38-million reunion gift and 50 percent participation rate, and saluted the class of 2014’s 78 percent participation rate.

Overall, alumni have also given to the University in myriad other ways, Gellert emphasized: by volunteering and continuing to volunteer an enormous amount of their time and energy in “a great show of commitment to the community of Harvard and Radcliffe.”

You Might Also Like:

Pictured are Stephen Cook, Albert Fishlow, Helen Vendler, and Margaret Kivelson

Clockwise from top left: Stephen Cook, Albert Fishlow, Helen Vendler, and Margaret Kivelson. 
Photographs courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

2020 GSAS Centennial Medalists

Author Gabrielle Zevin seated on a sofa in Los Angeles with her dog Nico

A spontaneous photo of Zevin and her late dog Nico taken on a sofa trashed in Los Angeles. “As soon as we were done, a random guy loaded it into his truck.”

Photograph by Hans Canosa

Author Gabrielle Zevin profiled by Nell Porter Brown

Ceridwen Dovey
Photograph courtesy of Ceridwen Dovey

Ceridwen Dovey’s “Life After Truth”

You Might Also Like:

Pictured are Stephen Cook, Albert Fishlow, Helen Vendler, and Margaret Kivelson

Clockwise from top left: Stephen Cook, Albert Fishlow, Helen Vendler, and Margaret Kivelson. 
Photographs courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

2020 GSAS Centennial Medalists

Author Gabrielle Zevin seated on a sofa in Los Angeles with her dog Nico

A spontaneous photo of Zevin and her late dog Nico taken on a sofa trashed in Los Angeles. “As soon as we were done, a random guy loaded it into his truck.”

Photograph by Hans Canosa

Author Gabrielle Zevin profiled by Nell Porter Brown

Ceridwen Dovey
Photograph courtesy of Ceridwen Dovey

Ceridwen Dovey’s “Life After Truth”