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The 1920 Society: Supporting Our Community

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Bringing together philanthropic friends of HGSE

The 1920 Society, launched in our Centennial year of 2020, recognizes the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s most committed supporters. Members of the Society play a crucial role in sustaining HGSE’s vibrant community of innovators and leaders in the field of education.

There are multiple ways to qualify for membership in the 1920 Society:


Donors who make a gift of $1,000 or more to the HGSE Fund, alumni who make a gift of $500 or more within ten years of graduation, and current students who make gifts of $250 or more are part of the Society through their leadership giving to the School.


Donors who make automatically recurring gifts or gifts in multiple consecutive years are part of the Society through their loyalty to the School.


Donors who make planned gifts to HGSE are part of the Society by leaving a legacy at the School.

Benefits of membership in the 1920 Society include invitations to special events, including virtual opportunities.

For any questions or requests for additional information, please contact us.

Note: Members of the former Charles William Eliot and Paul Hanus Societies are now members of the 1920 Society.