21 Sep 2018

Joyner to Receive Harvard’s DuBois Medal

Honored for work as a business leader and philanthropist


Pamela J. Joyner (MBA 1984)
(photo by Nathanael Turner)

Philanthropist and founder of Avid Partners Pamela J. Joyner (MBA 1984)is among several notable African Americans who will receive the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal at the sixth annual Hutchins Center Honors. The award will be presented by Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African & African American Research on October 11 at Sanders Theatre.

The DuBois Medal is given to individuals who have made significant contributions to African and African American history and culture. Joyner is a founding partner of Avid Partners, a San Francisco firm that provides strategic consulting services for private equity and venture funds. Also a former member of the Obama administration’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, she serves as a trustee of the Getty Trust and the Art Institute of Chicago and is a board member for the Tate and the nonprofit Art + Practice. Selected works from her extensive collection of African American abstract art are currently touring museums across the United States.

In receiving the award, Joyner joins the founders of the HBS African American Student Union—Leroy Willis, Theodore Lewis, Lillian Lincoln Lambert, and Clifford Darden (all MBA 1969)—who were honored with DuBois Medals during the AASU50 celebration last May.


Featured Alumni

Featured Alumni

Class of MBA 1984, Section B

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