Legacy of Giving
Our next 100 years will build upon the accomplishments of our first 100 years. These are some of the achievements that have laid the groundwork for our ambitious agenda.
Georges F. Doriot International Fellowship
The legendary Professor Doriot believed strongly in the exchange of ideas across borders, including the education of foreign students at HBS. In 1959, friends and former students established the Georges F. Doriot International Fellowship to "educate outstanding MBA candidates from other countries".
The Cotting Endowment
Boston investment banker and philanthropist Charles E. Cotting supported HBS over three decades. After his death in 1985, proceeds from a permanent charitable trust established in his name began to provide support for doctoral students, MBA fellowships, and faculty development.
The Charles M. Williams Fund
Created by alumni and friends, the Charles M. Williams Fund honors a beloved teacher—banking expert Charlie Williams—who taught at HBS for 39 years. This fellowship recognizes outstanding performance in case method teaching and in course development.
Social Enterprise Initiative
In 1995, John Whitehead, MBA 1947—a longtime co-chairman and senior partner at Goldman Sachs—made a founding gift to create the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative. Later, the MBA Class of 1973 gave a substantial endowment in honor of its 25th Reunion, and other donors have supported SEI's fellowship programs and activities.
Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship
Founded in 2003 with a gift from pioneering venture capitalist Arthur Rock, MBA 1951 (pictured here with HBS Professor Emeritus Howard Stevenson), the Center supports faculty research, student fellowships, the annual business plan contest, and symposia and conferences.