Through our giving societies, Harvard Divinity School celebrates alumni and friends who provide sustaining philanthropic support to the School. Your gifts help us strengthen religious education and literacy and promote understanding across global divides.
All giving society members are invited to our annual Dean’s Leadership Forum. Held in Cambridge each spring, the Forum is an opportunity for Harvard Divinity School’s most devoted alumni and friends to connect with thought leaders in faith, ethics, culture, politics, public life, and many other spheres.
As of July 2019, the HDS Leadership Council is now the Leadership Society!
The new HDS Leadership Society recognizes donors who give annual leadership contributions at several levels.
Leadership gifts allow HDS to offer critical financial aid support to our students. All gifts to The HDS Fund are designated to student financial aid, our area of greatest need for the School.
As our philanthropic leaders, members of this society create significant impact on the lives of HDS students and all those whose lives they touch through their service, fellowship, action, and innovation.
- Leaders in Innovation ($25,000+)
- Leaders in Action ($10,000–24,999)
- Leaders in Fellowship ($5,000–9,999)
- Leaders in Service ($1,000–4,999)
To make participation more accessible for our recent graduates, we offer special giving thresholds to join the Leadership Society:
- 0–4 years out: $250 minimum one-time gift or only $21.83 per month
- 5–9 years out: $500 minimum one-time gift or only $41.67 per month
Ready to become an HDS leader? Make your leadership gift. Gifts can be made all at once or spread out through the year on a monthly basis.
For more information about the Leadership Society, please contact Anissa M. Conner, ALM ’10, associate director of alumni relations.
Members of the Emerson Circle have contributed to the School for 10 or more consecutive years. For their unwavering loyalty HDS extends its deepest gratitude to these individuals, who are recognized annually in the Dean’s Report. For more information contact Lauren Wilson, associate director for campaign and donor relations.
James Luther Adams Society
HDS honors our friends who have pledged their support to the School through life income plans, bequests, gifts-in-kind, or other planned gift arrangements. They are recognized annually in the Dean’s Report. For more information contact Lauren Wilson, associate director for campaign and donor relations.