Invest in the Future

Whether you live in Cambridge or Calcutta, you can stay engaged with Harvard Kennedy School and connect with your classmates across the globe as a volunteer for the HKS Fund.

If you're an alumnus/a, a friend of HKS, or a current student, consider yourself invited to contribute time and resources to our fundraising efforts, whether it's through the HKS Fund Executive Council or Reunion and Class Fundraising. Your commitment can range from hosting events, asking a number of classmates to join you in giving to the HKS Fund, writing thank you notes or raising awareness on social media.

We provide training and support to help you get started, and will be in touch every step along the way. To learn more, please contact the HKS Fund.

Class Representatives serve as class champions who play an essential part in educating other alumni about the pivotal role that annual gifts have in helping the School make a difference in the world and in the lives of the next generations of students. HKS Class Representatives work with the HKS Fund and Alumni Relations teams within the Office of Alumni Relations and Resource Development to increase gifts to the HKS Fund, which supports the School’s most critical need each year, and to identify opportunities for engagement within their class.

The HKS Fund Executive Council fosters alumni engagement and facilitates a culture of giving to the Kennedy School. Members lead efforts to develop a comprehensive volunteer fundraising program while working to increase alumni participation in the HKS Fund. 

The Graduating Class Gift to the HKS Fund provides resources for financial aid, faculty research, and academic programs. Volunteers from each graduating class lead the effort to inform other students about the importance and impact of student and alumni gifts to the HKS Fund in the year leading up to their graduation from Harvard Kennedy School. They also work to secure broad participation from the graduating class. Co-chairs and committee members will gain experience running a fundraising campaign.

Giving Back: Melvine Praxides Ouyo MC/MPA 2019

Melvine Praxides Ouyo MC/MPA 2019 came to Harvard Square as a tourist. A year and a half later, she left with her mid-career MPA from Harvard Kennedy School.