Every day at the GSD, our thoughtful and creative students explore crucial design solutions for the complex topics of our world. To support them with studying, exploring, and making, Sarah M. Whiting, Harvard GSD Dean and Josep Lluís Sert Professor of Architecture, is committed to making design education more accessible, regardless of personal financial circumstances.

With this in mind, the GSD is launching the Future Design Leaders Match. This urgent student support initiative will significantly impact generations of future designers, the design industry, and our alumni community by establishing endowed named Fellowships.

The Match is an opportunity for donors to establish a named Fellowship at the GSD and receive an equal contribution from the Dean’s fund. Donors will receive Harvard gift credit for the total commitment. With the Match, the GSD will create the most open and robust funding opportunities possible to support students in the broadest possible way. The funding will support students in master’s level programs and the Doctor of Design (DDes) program. Opportunities start at $125,000.

As the GSD’s most important philanthropy priority, student support ensures that the school will continue to produce design leaders who have the skills and the self-knowledge to lead change throughout their careers and across the globe. The impact will influence the academic growth of individual students and the shape of the design community.

To learn more about the Future Design Leaders Match, please reach out to Courtney Ward, Managing Director of Regional Development.

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