01 Dec 2013
Joining Together for HBSTopics:
Harvard Business School has an extraordinary legacy of educating and empowering leaders who make a positive impact on business practices and societal problems. This legacy exists today because of past alumni support for continuous improvement. As the new HBS Fund Chairs, we are eager to explore how we can join together to help shape the future of HBS, ensuring that it continues to be a positive force in the world.
We are excited about the School's innovative work and its impact on the practice of business. We have seen firsthand how the collaboration between Dean Nitin Nohria and the HBS faculty has resulted in innovative programs, increased student engagement, and cross-disciplinary projects with Harvard University faculty. The campus has also been energized by the spirit of entrepreneurship embodied in new programs such as the Harvard Innovation Lab, the MBA FIELD course, the W50 Summit, and HBX, the School's emerging online learning platform.
We recently designated our gift to the HBS Fund for Leadership and Innovation because the fund is designed specifically to support entrepreneurship, innovative coursework, global research, and inclusiveness. The fund also supports activities that take advantage of the School's exceptional convening power — bringing together scholars, practitioners, and students to work together to help identify solutions to the world's pressing problems.
We know that when you have the opportunity to return to campus you will be inspired by the progress the School has made in advancing its mission for the 21st century. To ensure even greater success, a collective effort by all of us is necessary. Broad alumni participation and annual gifts of all sizes are essential. Your help will really make a difference to the students and to the future of HBS.
Judy (MBA 1983) and Steve (MBA 1982) Pagliuca
HBS Fund Chairs
Class of MBA 1983, Section H
Class of MBA 1982, Section H