Give at the Leadership Level

The Littauer Society recognizes generous individuals who give $1,000 or more to the HKS Fund in a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). These donors, who give at the leadership level, provide cornerstone funding the School relies on to propel teaching, learning, and research initiatives.

Every year, the Littauer Society’s generous supporters fuel essential programs, including financial aid, while providing seed funding for groundbreaking endeavors in everything from social innovation to digital technology and governance. View our latest Littauer Impact Report and read about students whose presence at HKS was made possible by leadership level gifts.

To thank our Littauer Society donors, HKS offers the following benefits at and below each giving level:

$50,000 and above: Dean’s Council Leadership Circle Membership

  • Enhanced membership listing in the Directory of the Dean’s Council
  • Invitations to additional meetings and conference calls with Dean Elmendorf

$25,000–$49,999: Dean’s Council Membership

  • Invitations to two annual meetings of the Council, typically held in Cambridge and London
  • Membership listing in the Directory of the Dean’s Council


  • Invitation to various leadership dinners and events
  • Reserved seating at HKS commencement


  • Reserved seating at campus and regional events
  • Book authored and personalized by an HKS faculty member


  • Signed book authored by an HKS faculty member


  • Recognition in the Annual HKS Fund Report of Giving & Alumni Engagement
  • Yearly update on some of the students you helped support
  • Special access to HKS events around the world
  • Monthly digest of digital offerings from HKS, including John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum webcasts and lectures