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Giving Societies

Charles William Eliot Society

Named for Harvard's longest serving president, the Charles William Eliot Society recognizes those who make leadership-level contributions to the HGSE Fund. As our philanthropic leaders, Charles William Eliot Society members support the future of education practice, policy, and research at HGSE by giving at one of the following levels:

President's Circle ($25,000 or more)

Honors the commitment to education of Harvard presidents like Charles William Eliot.

Dean's Circle ($10,000 to $24,999)

Pays tribute to the leadership of HGSE deans who have strengthened the Ed School throughout its history.

Appian Associates ($5,000 to $9,999)

Commemorates the street on which HGSE's academic life is centered.

Longfellow Associates ($2,500 to $4,999)

Takes its name from the building anchoring the School's campus on Appian Way.

1920 Club ($1,000 to $2,499)

1920 Club Recent Alumni Circle: graduates of the last decade ($500 - $2,499)

Named for the year the Harvard Graduate School of Education was founded.

*Personal gifts combined with matching gifts count toward giving categories. Gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law.

The Paul Hanus Society

Established in 1994, the Paul Hanus Society at HGSE was created to honor alumni and friends of the School who have provided support for the School through life income plans, bequests, or other creative gift arrangements.

The Society is named in honor of Paul Henry Hanus (1855-1941), a pioneer in the field of education and the first appointed faculty member in education at Harvard University. Professor Hanus came to Harvard in 1891 and began laying the groundwork for the establishment of the Graduate School of Education. In this spirit, the Paul Hanus Society recognizes and encourages those who like Professor Hanus, help to ensure the HGSE's continued excellence through financial strength and stability.

For more information on these societies and their benefits, please call 617-496-3605 or email