Dear Alumni & Friends,

I am thrilled to present the GSD’s Annual Impact of Giving report, where we celebrate your generous support of the GSD during the 2022–2023 fiscal year. Throughout this time of transition at Harvard, and amidst ongoing challenges, our students continue to innovate and design for our shared future. Our alumni and friends empower—and inspire—the GSD in countless ways. The stories I’ll share in a series of emails over the coming weeks shine a light on our extraordinary community.

As a valued donor, we are grateful for your commitment to the GSD and partnership in thoughtfully guiding the school through changing times. Today, we welcome you to enjoy a preview of two feature stories before our digital-only report is shared broadly. In these pages, you’ll see how philanthropy opens the door to a GSD education and pivotal experiences outside the classroom.

Because of you and others who share your enduring bond with the GSD, exciting possibilities have opened for the next generation of leaders. These leaders will, in turn, extend the school’s reputation for eminence and impact.

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On behalf of the GSD, thank you for your support and connection!


Courtney M. Ward
Acting Associate Dean of Development and Alumni Relations
Managing Director of Development
Harvard University Graduate School of Design