I am writing at the end of the first year of my two-year term as president of the Harvard Club of Minnesota. The year has flown by. I have been impressed with all of the people I’ve met and gratified by the support for Harvard I’ve seen in the alumni community. We strive to provide a range of activities of interest to alumni. When I see new faces at events like the global networking night or the annual banquet it lets me know that we are expanding our reach within the Minnesota Harvard alumni community. I am always open to your suggestions for events and activities for the club.


Summer is an exciting time for the Harvard Club of Minnesota. We send off eager, excited young people to Harvard College and Harvard graduate programs in August and welcome new arrivals to our community in the fall. Our fiscal year ends in June and during the summer we also have elections to the board of the Harvard Club of Minnesota. 

Listed below is the proposed board roster for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The names in red (italicized) are new board member candidates. We are looking for someone to represent the Kennedy school on the board. If anyone is interested in serving, please contact us at admin@harvardmn.org. We will vote on those new members at the annual meeting on August 12 along with the grad students’ sendoff. I encourage you to come to the meeting to meet the club board and hear the review of the past year’s activities. You must be a member of the Harvard Club of Minnesota to vote. Go to www.harvardmn.org to join.


                                                         2016-2017 Board Roster as of July 27, 2016 (Pre-Vote)

 President  Lauren Boulware
 Past President  Ted Cadwell
 President - Elect    Eric Ruzicka
 Treasurer     Xiaoyu Gu
 Secretary    Nicole Moen
 College Chapter Chair  Rachel Bandli
Steve Venable, co-chair (non-voting)
 Business School Chair    Ann Hortillosa
 Law School Chair    Eric Rice
 Ed School Chair  Lauren Causey
 At-Large Members:   
 GSAS Chair    Dimitris Lappas
 School of Public Health   Naveentha Rao
 Events and Prize Books  Jim Richardson
 HAA Liaison    Alex Kalina
 Membership    Karin Wentz
 Schools & Scholarships
     & Charitable Giving 
 Jim DeLeo (non-voting)
 Kennedy School Chair      Unfilled

This year, we’re trying something new for our new and recent graduates. We will earmark $30 from each Crimson membership to a fund to defray event costs for young grads. We also offer regular members the opportunity to contribute to the fund with their annual membership renewal. Please scroll down the list of memberships to give your donation. 

Please click on the links below to sign up for our annual meeting and graduate student sendoff on August 12 or our Harvard Freshman Sendoff August 14. I look forward to seeing you there.


Lauren Boulware (HBS ’80)
President (2015-2017)
Harvard Club of Minnesota