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University Fundraising in 2015 Graph
Central Administration

Stanford Tops Harvard in FY 15 Contributions

After taking the top spot in 2014, Harvard fell to second in a ranking of universities by donations. Stanford has led this ranking, compiled by the Council for Aid to Education, for nine of the last ten years.

Central Administration

Two Gifts Will Fund Kennedy School Fellowships

The Kennedy School of Government has received two significant gifts, $2 million from the Mallinckrodt Foundation and $2.93 million from the Charles Koch Foundation, that will go toward establishing student fellowships.

President Calderon at the JFK Forum
Central Administration

Kennedy School Nears $500 Million Campaign Goal

With $460 million raised, the school has brought in 92 percent toward its $500 million fundraising target.

Drew Faust + GSD
Central Administration

Design School Campaign Raises $7 Million in 13 Months

Harvard’s Graduate School of Design raised just about $7 million in its segment of the University’s ongoing capital campaign in the 13 months following the launch of its public phase in September of last year.

Harvard Business School
Research

Kraft Foundation Gives Business School $20 Million Gift

The Robert and Myra Kraft Family Foundation has pledged to donate $20 million to Harvard Business School to endow a fund to support research and the advancement of precision medicine.

Medical School Dean to Step Down
Central Administration

Medical School Dean Flier Will Step Down Next Summer

After nine years at the helm of Harvard Medical School, Dean Jeffrey S. Flier will step down from his position at the end of next July.

Harvard Business School
Central Administration

Business School Capital Campaign Passes $861 Million

The most recently released data indicates that the Business School is currently at 86 percent of its target fundraising efforts

Faust
Central Administration

On Southeast Trip, Faust Talks Harvard’s Role

In addition to at least two policy-oriented speeches, University President Drew Faust addressed a gathering of more than 350 Harvard alumni and affiliates in Atlanta on the topic of “Education as a Civil Right.”

Noah Feldman
Central Administration

With Gift, Law School Starts Program in Jewish and Israeli Law

Mitchell Julis pointed to his family’s Jewish heritage and the value of his time at the Law School as his rationale for donating. He named the program after his mother and father and their families.

Faculty Meeting
College

Faculty Hear Emerging Details on Renewed Gen Ed Program

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences together heard emerging details of what a renewed program in General Education could look like in the aftermath of the release of a report that deemed the College’s foundational curriculum “failing on a variety of fronts.”

Electrical Engineering
Central Administration

SEAS Deficit Persists, Despite a $400 Million Gift

“Everyone has the impression that Frank has a $400 million check in his pocket,” said Sean R. Eddy, a professor of Applied Mathematics. “And of course it doesn’t work that way.”

Harvard Law School Campaign Launch Gala
Central Administration

Law School Begins Public Campaign With a Head Start

While most schools begin the public phase of their fundraising efforts with half to two-thirds of the goal reached, Harvard Law School has an unusual head start to its campaign.

Harvard Divinity School
Central Administration

Divinity School Passes Halfway Point in Capital Campaign

University President Drew G. Faust said last month that the Divinity School’s campaign, which launched publicly in April 2014, has increasingly become a focus of the central administration.

Federal Funding Decreases
Central Administration

Despite Federal Aid Cuts, Harvard Reports Budget Surplus

Federal grant cuts, private foundations and other non-federal sources have stepped up their contributions to minimize the damage to University operations.

Graduate School of Education Capital Campaign Progress
Fundraising

Graduate School of Education Capital Campaign Progress

Special Teams
Football

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate
College

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard
Crime

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard

College

A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes