One person can make a difference. Give to the HKS Fund. 

Your gift provides immediate resources to keep Harvard Kennedy School growing and innovating. With your generosity, you ensure that our students’ financial needs are met and that our campus and curriculum are relevant and responsive to a changing world. 

Brandon McGhee
Brandon McGhee MPP 2023

“I am so grateful to HKS for providing me with a scholarship, which filled in a major funding gap that enabled me to attend. Had I not received this assistance, I undoubtedly would have had to make the tough decision to not attend HKS.”



“By donating to the HKS Fund, alumni can help the School address the thorniest issues confronting society today by working to educate the changemakers and leaders who will take prominent roles in shaping our collective future.”

Jill Wagner MPA 1983
Meet some of our most loyal alumni donors

“I believe in what the Kennedy School stands for—the importance of public service, and public policy leadership in our democratic society.”


“My donations are my way of saying ‘thank you’ and paying it forward, so that current and future students of lower-income backgrounds could be afforded a chance to achieve their dreams."


“The idea of giving back was very important to me because of the utmost necessity to have world leaders committed to defending and preserving democratic institutions.”


“I think it’s important to create an environment that nurtures future leaders who will impact the world.”


“I think if you have benefitted greatly from the School, you owe them something. At the Kennedy School, I was challenged. It was truly transformative.”


“My time at [HKS] was really transformative and made possible by generous financial assistance...I want to help other students much like I was helped.”


“The time I spent at Harvard fully justified my contributions. For me it was a very good fit. It was payback time.”

HKS: Where moments turn into momentum