We inspire philanthropy and build a global community that supports the future of design education at Harvard and beyond.

See the GSD’s Development and Alumni Relations Organizational Chart.

Gift Officers

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Peggy Burns

Associate Dean, Development and Alumni Relations
  • Areas: Principal gifts and Dean’s Leadership Council members
  • Territories: London, Korea, and India
  • Academic area: Urban Planning and Design

I am a Joy Ambassador, joy creator, and joy storyteller. As a development professional, I activate human kindness and generosity. I am delighted to partner with you in making our world a better, more just, and more joyful place.

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Courtney Ward

Managing Director of Regional Development
  • Territories: Mid-West, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Colorado
  • Academic area: Master in Design Engineering, Master in Design Studies, and Laboratory for Design Technologies

I most appreciate the GSD for the relevant, diverse, and compelling conversations that our faculty, students, alumni, and friends constantly lead. I am grateful to work at an institution where I am always learning!

Joseph Chart

Special Projects Officer
  • Specialty: Planned Giving and the Loeb Library

Working with alumni and friends who want to help talented students become design leaders is a privilege that never gets old. Some of the most meaningful projects include planned gifts that allow donors to do more than they initially thought possible.

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Matt Southworth

Regional Director of Major Gifts
  • Territory: New England

I draw meaning from helping people speak their values through their philanthropy. It is truly a privilege to help generate philanthropic support for the meaningful and consequential work of the GSD community. Design plays an outsized role in all of our lives, in ways seen and unseen. I am thrilled to be part of an organization that works to ensure design is done thoughtfully–with equity, justice, and sustainability at the core.

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Michael Voligny

Assistant Dean, Development and Alumni Relations
  • Territory: Asia
  • Academic area: Architecture

I appreciate the opportunity to connect with GSD alumni and friends all around the world. We have an extremely talented and diverse community that is reshaping the world and making design education accessible to everyone. Educating design “thought leaders” makes the GSD an attractive place for me to work—especially, since I both studied and worked professionally in the field.

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Tom Woodward

Regional Director of Major Gifts
  • Territories: New York and Eastern Canada 
  • Academic area: Climate Change & Sustainability and Doctor of Design Program

Whitney Stone

Regional Director of Major Gifts
  • Territories: California, Pacific Northwest, Western Canada, and Texas
  • Academic area: Landscape Architecture

I am humbled to serve as a philanthropic partner to incredible alumni and friends to ensure that the GSD continues to offer an unparalleled design education to the benefit of humanity.

Development & Alumni Relations Staff

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Ariella Ruth Goldberg

Assistant Director of Events and Experiences

Ashley Guest

Development Data Analyst
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Beth Kass

Director of Development Communications
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Brianna Robinson

Staff Assistant, Marketing and Communications
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Camille Mendoza

Executive Coordinator
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James Skypeck

Assistant Director of Annual Giving
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Jaycee Greeley

Donor Relations Coordinator
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Kelly Sprouse

Development Coordinator

Ketevan Ninua

Operations and Administration Coordinator

Lindsey Grant LaGrasse

Director of Student-Alumni Engagement
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Mariel Klineman

Development Coordinator
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Shannon Buckley

Assistant Director of Development Data Operations
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Tiniqua Patrick

Events and Outreach Coordinator
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Walter Gadsby MArch ’24

Designer