Our Donors

Harvard Divinity School thanks our alumni and friends who support the School with contributions of time and resources. Your gifts help the School extend its impact globally while laying the foundation for a third century of leadership in religious education.

Leadership Council

The HDS Leadership Council is a society of alumni and friends who annually provide exceptional support and advocacy for the School. Individuals who give $1,000 or more automatically become members of the Council for the following year. The school is grateful to those who do so much to make our work possible.

Leadership Council members receive periodic updates from the School, as well as an invitation to the Dean’s Leadership Forum in the spring (see below). For more information about the Council, please contact Development and External Relations.

 

  • Dean David Hempton in conversation with Drew Faust, President and Lincoln Professor of History, Harvard University

    Dean David Hempton in conversation with Drew Faust, President and Lincoln Professor of History, Harvard University

  • Drew Faust, President and Lincoln Professor of History, Harvard University,  with HDS campaign co-chair Susan Swartz and Jim Swartz, AB ’64

    President Drew Faust with HDS campaign co-chair Susan Swartz and Jim Swartz, AB ’64

  • John Silvanus Wilson, MTS ’81, EDM ’82, EDD ’85

    John Silvanus Wilson, MTS ’81, EdM ’82, EdD ’85

  • Dean Hempton presenting the 2018 HDS Dean’s Distinguished Service Award to Ralph James, MBA ’82, EXED ’97, EXED ’04

    Dean Hempton presenting the 2018 HDS Dean’s Distinguished Service Award to Ralph James, MBA ’82

  • L to R: Robert Case, AB ’76, SM ’76, MBA ’79, JD ’80, and Suzanne Case, AB ’79, SM ’79, MBA ’83 with HDS campaign co-chair Susan Swartz and Jim Swartz, AB ’64

    L to R: Robert and Suzanne Case with Susan and Jim Swartz

  • Ralph and Janice James

    Ralph and Janice James

  • Quardricos Driskell, MTS ’08, and Patricia Ketchum

    Quardricos Driskell, MTS ’08, and Patricia Ketchum

  • Paul Massari, AB ’90, ALM ’14

    Associate Director for Development Communications Paul Massari, AB ’90, ALM ’14

  • HDS student Aric Flemming

    HDS student Aric Flemming

  • William A. Graham, AM ’70, PhD ’73, Louanne Hempton, and Peter McDonald

    William A. Graham, Louanne Hempton, and Peter McDonald

  • Dean Hempton with Clayton M. Christensen, MBA ’79, DBA ’92,  Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

    Dean Hempton with Clayton Christensen, Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

  • Derek C. M. van Bever, MBA ’88, MDiv ’11, Dean Hempton, Louanne Hempton, and Clayton M. Christensen, MBA ’79, DBA ’92

    David and Louanne Hempton with Derek van Bever and Clayton Christensen

  • Louanne Hempton, Dean David Hempton, HDS Dean’s Council chair R. Thomas Stanton, HDS ’68, and HDS Campaign co-chair Ram Sudireddy

    Louanne and David Hempton with HDS Dean’s Council chair Tom Stanton, and HDS Campaign co-chair Ram Sudireddy

  • Guests had an opportunity to view the art exhibit “UNPACKED: Refugee Baggage” which was on special exhibit for the day

    Guests had an opportunity to view the art exhibit “UNPACKED: Refugee Baggage”

  • Guests had an opportunity to view the art exhibit “UNPACKED: Refugee Baggage” which was on special exhibit for the day

  • Guests had an opportunity to view the art exhibit “UNPACKED: Refugee Baggage” which was on special exhibit for the day

  • Mohamad Hafez, artist and architect, speaking on humanizing the word “refugee” through art and storytelling

    Mohamad Hafez, artist and architect, speaking on humanizing the word “refugee” through art and storytelling

  • Ahmed Badr, Diane L. Moore, MDiv ’84, and Mohamad Hafez with Dean David Hempton

    Ahmed Badr, Diane L. Moore, and Mohamad Hafez with Dean David Hempton

  • Diane Moore, Director of the Religious Literacy Project

    Diane Moore, MDiv ’84, Director, Religious Literacy Project, Lecturer in Religion, Conflict, and Peace

  • Hilary Rantisi, Director of the Middle East Initiative at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government's and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs with Ahmed Badr and Mohamad Hafez

    Hilary Rantisi of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government with Ahmed Badr and Mohamad Hafez

  • Guests enjoyed looking at photos from the Faces of Divinity which includes 21 exhibits of photographs, poetry, paintings and audiovisual materials situated throughout three of the Divinity School’s buildings.

    Guests enjoyed looking at photos from the Faces of Divinity exhibit

Dean’s Leadership Forum

Faculty, students, and leadership supporters gathered on April 13, 2018, for a series of discussions on the ways that religion shapes people, communities, and the world.

Held annually in Cambridge, the Dean’s Leadership 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.

Unpacked: Refugee Baggage

Artist and architect Mohamad Hafez speaks about "Unpacked: Refugee Baggage," a multimedia collaboration with Iraqi-born writer and speaker Ahmed Badr that connects the immigrants of today with those of the past and humanizes the word "refugee."


Emerson Circle

Members of the Emerson Circle have contributed to the School for 20 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.