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, 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.

Joseph Chart

Senior Major Gift Officer
  • Territories: Boston, Northeast to Montreal
  • Specialty: Planned Giving and the 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.  

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.

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. 

Courtney Ward

Managing Director of Regional Development
  • Territories: Mid-West, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Colorado
  • Academic area: Climate change, 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!

Development & Alumni Relations Staff

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Shannon Buckley

Assistant Director of Development Data Operations
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Lindsey Cimochowski

Director of Operations and Administration
Florence DiJohnson

Florence DiJohnson

Director of Strategy

Walter Gadsby MArch ’24

Designer

Beth Kass

Director of Development Communications

Lindsey Grant LaGrasse

Associate Director of Student-Alumni Engagement

Pamela Larsen

Assistant Director of Events and Experiences
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Camille Mendoza

Executive Coordinator

Ketevan Ninua

Staff Assistant
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Brianna Robinson

Staff Assistant, Marketing and Communications

James Skypeck

Development Coordinator

Kelly Sprouse

Staff Assistant

Amber Stout

Assistant Director of Stewardship