Harvard Business School Club of New York: Congratulations, Class of 2016!

Dorit Schwartz
Dorit Schwartz, HBS ’87

After you graduate from HBS, your connection with the school should not be limited to reunions every five years.  Several major cities have alumni clubs, the largest of which is The Harvard Business School Club of New York (“HBSCNY”).  HBSCNY is a unique, powerful platform connecting the leadership and management expertise of Harvard Business School and its alumni with the vital, creative and dynamic community of Greater New York City.   The club offers exceptional networking opportunities to keep you connected with prominent leaders and other interesting HBS graduates in the NYC area.  It provides programs and opportunities for all alumni, at all ages and career stages, who have graduated with a PhD, MBA or Executive Education Certificate from HBS.  These include opportunities to work together around common passions and to add value to their lives as well as to their community.

The broad scope of Club activities distinguishes it from most other alumni clubs.  Over 3,000 alumni in the New York area take advantage of the Club’s activities and events each year.  HBS offers learning opportunities for professional development and personal growth through a wide range of speakers and events.  In addition, through programs such as Community Partners and the Skills Gap Project, HBSCNY contributes to the greater NYC community.  The Club also provides dynamic opportunities in venture capital through the Harvard Business School Angels Association of Greater New York.  HBSCNY-developed programs are being rolled out to other HBS alumni clubs across the country, further leveraging our reach and impact.hbscny jpeg

The Harvard Business School Club of New York provides an unmatched ability to build relationships with other HBS alumni both socially and professionally.   The 49th Annual Leadership Dinner, which recognizes the accomplishments of extraordinary individuals, will be held on May 18, 2016 at the American Museum of Natural History.   This year’s honorees are: John Paulson, MBA ’80, President/Portfolio Manager of Paulson & Co. Inc,  recipient of the Business Statesman Award;  Leslie Wohlman Himmel, MBA ’78, Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Himmel + Meringoff Properties, recipient of the Entrepreneurship Award;  Jane Fraser, MBA ’94, CEO of Citigroup Latin America, recipient of the Leadership Award;  Wynton Marsalis, Hon. Mus. D., Harvard College ’09, world-renowned trumpeter, composer, educator and leading advocate of American culture, recipient of the John C. Whitehead Social Enterprise Award; and, Jeffrey C. Walker, MBA ’81, Vice Chair in the United Nations Envoy’s Office for Health Finance and Malaria, recipient of the John C. Whitehead Social Enterprise Award.  Net proceeds from the gala help to finance the operations of the Club, providing infrastructure and support to unlock and leverage the talent that volunteer HBS alumni bring to activities for the school, our alumni and the greater NYC community.   

Engaging with us is easy.  We offer new HBS graduates free membership in our Club for one year.  There are many opportunities to volunteer at the Club and/or with Community Partners including social events for those looking to reconnect, and support for entrepreneurs. To learn more about our Club and the individual programs and events, please visit our website at www.HBSCNY.org and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter for additional details.




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