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One person can make a difference. Give to the HKS Fund. 

Your gift provides immediate resources to keep Harvard Kennedy School growing and innovating. Your commitment ensures that our students’ financial needs are met and that our campus and curriculum are relevant and responsive to a changing world.

Karly Zhunussova
Karly Zhunussova MPA/ID 2020

“Financial aid is the only chance to continue education when you are a young professional from a developing country with limited or even nonexistent opportunities to get a student loan.”



“By donating to the HKS Fund, alumni can help the School address the thorniest issues confronting society today by working to educate the changemakers and leaders who will take prominent roles in shaping our collective future.”

Jill Wagner MPA 1983
Meet some of our most loyal alumni donors

“I think it’s important to create an environment that nurtures future leaders who will impact the world.”


“I think if you have benefitted greatly from the School, you owe them something. At the Kennedy School, I was challenged. It was truly transformative.”


“My time at [HKS] was really transformative and made possible by generous financial assistance...I want to help other students much like I was helped.”


“The time I spent at Harvard fully justified my contributions. For me it was a very good fit. It was payback time.”

HKS: Where moments turn into momentum