From the President...

 

November 23, 2016

On behalf of the board of the Harvard Club of Minnesota and the Harvard Club of Minnesota Foundation I would like to wish you a happy Thanksgiving and joy and peace as we begin the 2016 holiday season.


This year’s Holiday Party will be Friday, December 9. Ann Hortillosa, our HBS chapter chair, has graciously agreed to host us at her new home in Minnetonka. This is a member-only party. It is free of charge to Harvard Club of Minnesota members and one guest per member. The holiday party is one of the favorite events of the year for our members. It’s a great, informal opportunity to meet fellow Harvard grads of all ages. There’s no charge for the party, but you must sign up. The address will only be sent to those on the registration list. Go to www.harvardmn.org to register.

As you work on your year-end giving, please consider a gift to the Harvard Club of Minnesota Foundation. Through the foundation we provide scholarships to current students and provide funding for selected community leaders to attend a Harvard course. The foundation also funds club events like Welcome to Your City and interviewer training, and provides funding, when available, to local charitable organizations that serve potential future Harvard students.

Finally, another way to support the club as you do your holiday and year-round shopping is to enroll in Amazon Smile. When you enroll in Amazon Smile (at no cost to you), a portion of your purchases on Amazon.com is donated to a charity of your choice. The Harvard Club of Minnesota is a member.  Donations based on your purchases will help us continue to provide excellent programming (and fun parties) to the Minnesota Harvard Community.

Thanks for your continued support of the club and I hope to see you at the holiday party.

Lauren Boulware (MBA '80)
2015-2017 President
Harvard Club of Minnesota

August 2, 2015  


Welcome to the Harvard Club of Minnesota Website


The HCM represents Harvard College alumni and alumni of all Harvard graduate schools and programs. As I begin our new fiscal year as president, I would like to thank outgoing president Ted Cadwell and all of the board members for their contributions to the club. 


I also want to welcome our newly-elected board members. Coming on board for the first time are Eric Rice and Paul Carver as Law School Co-Chairs, Dimitris Lappas as GSAS chair, Lauren Causey as Education School Chair, John Hehre as HBS Co-Chair, and long-time contributor, Jim Richardson, is adding Events Vice President to his prize book duties and formally joining the board. Thanks to all the members who voted by email or attended our fun member meeting on July 27 at Du Nord. Please click on the “About Us” tab to see the full list of board members.


The Harvard Club of Minnesota provides a forum for continued learning as well as social and networking activities through approximately 15 events per year. Each year we host two global networking nights in January and June. The GNNs are a great place to meet recent arrivals to the cities as well as to chat informally with old friends. Our picnic, Freshman Sendoff, holiday party, and Spring banquet are annual events enjoyed by our members. This winter we plan to reinstate our potluck dinners in January and February to give us something to do during those cold, dark months. These are small, informal, dinners hosted in members’ homes with 6-10 guests. 


Last year, the HBS Chapter initiated their CEO Series. We had a number of distinguished speakers, including Doug Baker, Jr. Chairman and CEO of Ecolab, Ben Fowke, CEO of Xcel Energy, Cathy Barr and Kathryn Correia of Health East and more. We plan to bring another great lineup of distinguished speakers this year. Last fall we attended “Out of this World” at the Minnesota Orchestra. We hope to bring you more fun cultural events this year.


Finally, I would like to announce that our board subcommittee for our foundation’s charitable donations chose Juxtaposition Arts as grant recipient for the 2013 and 2014 fiscal years. Juxtaposition was founded and is run by two Harvard grads, Roger Cummings and De Anna Cummings. Juxtaposition Arts provides arts education and so much more to young people in Minneapolis. To find out more about the organization or to get involved go to their website at www.juxtapositionarts.org.


Our website has become a go-to place for information on coming events and other news. Please check back often for updates on events and other Harvard information. We welcome your feedback, event ideas, or other communications. Feel free to write us at admin@harvardmn.org and your message will be forwarded to the proper person.


Lauren Boulware
President, Harvard Club of Minnesota