The HBS Club of New York fosters the professional and personal development of its members through continuing education activities, exchange of ideas and experiences with other HBS alumni, and service to the community and School.

Mission

The Mission of the HBS Club of New York is to Make a Difference and to Support Harvard Business School by Engaging Alumni, Impacting Community, Fostering Leadership and Lifelong Learning.

From Our President

Fellow Alumni,

Founded in 1920, the HBS Club of NY is the alumni organization for the 14,000 HBS alumni residing in the Greater NY area.  We are a unique and powerful platform for alumni of Harvard Business School to use their leadership skills to make a meaningful difference.  In addition, we provide lifelong learning and a great way to stay in touch with the HBS community.

The HBS Club of NY operates a remarkably wide range of activities that benefit our alumni, the NY community, and HBS.  These include organizing over 100 events annually, the majority with C-Suite speakers, and providing substantial pro bono consulting services to nonprofits. We are also deeply engaged in the entrepreneurship community through our Angel investing group and our Alumni Startups program.   In addition, we fund scholarships and fellowships for several important HBS programs.

We are a vibrant community.  Our activities are conducted by approximately 500 alumni volunteers.  We hope you’ll get involved.  In addition, please join as a member to receive many benefits, including discounted event pricing and exclusive invitations.

Welcome to our community!

Best,
Andrew L. Cheskis, MBA ’84
President, HBSCNY

Board

Emeriti Board

  • Capital Roundtable
  • Brock Capital
  • John ChalstyMBA '57
    Muirfield Capital Management LLC
  • Donald CliffordMBA '56
    Threshold Management Inc.
  • Vine Talk LLC
  • Kildare Enterprises
  • Marjorie FischbeinMBA '80
    JMP Securities
  • Ron GerberMBA '86
    Angelbeat
  • Michael JohnstonMBA '62
    Capital Group Companies
  • Daniel KramerMBA '87
    Kramer Wealth Mgmt of Wachovia Securities
  • Bernard LeventhalMBA '56
  • Perella Weinberg Partners LP
  • Al SharifMBA '76
    Harrisons & Crosfield Teas, Inc.
  • Jeanette WagnerAMP 90
    The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
  • Ronald WeintraubMBA '60
    HWPR
  • Byron WienMBA '56
    Blackstone Advisory Partners LP

Officers

Staff

FAQs

How do I reach the Club’s office?

The general number is 347-817-7900. For a full contact list, please see About Us/Staff.

Who can be a member of the Club?

You must be an HBS alumni to be a Club member. Joint membership with Alumni Angels, however, is also open to Harvard graduates. If you are a Harvard graduate and interested in Angels membership, please contact Rachel Robins, rrobins@hbscny.org.

How do I join the Club?

Please visit our membership page or contact membership@hbscny.org.

Are Club membership fees tax-deductible?

The HBS Club of New York (Club) is a 501(c)(3) and HBSAANY (Angels) is a 501(c)(6). If you purchased a Club membership only, your membership fee is fully tax deductible under the law. If you purchased a joint Club-Angels membership, only the following amounts specifically allocated to the Club are tax deductible:

  • 1-Year Joint Regular Club/Angels: $120 tax-deductible
  • 1- Year Joint Patron Club/Angels: $350 tax-deductible
  • 3-Year Joint Regular Club/Angels: $200 tax-deductible
  • 3-Year Joint Patron Club/Angels: $800 tax-deductible
When does my membership expire? How do I renew?

All the info about your membership is available in your Account, which you can access by logging in here. You will find your expiration date right below your name. Select “Join/Renew” in the black menu bar above to purchase or renew a membership. You must be an HBS alumni to be a Club member. Joint membership with Alumni Angels, however, is open to all Harvard graduates.

What kind of information can I find in my Club account? Is this different than my profile in the HBS Alumni Directory? Is it public?

All alumni in the Greater New York City area have an account that contains specific Club interests, activities, and more, which can be found by logging in here. Additional information includes Club membership status, past event attendance, volunteer engagement, as well as contact data provided to us by HBS through the HBS Alumni Directory. The Club’s account is, however, separate from the profile found in the Directory. The Club’s profile is not public.

Are we affiliated with the Harvard Club?

No, they are an independent organization.

I'm an alumni and have a great idea for an event. Who do I contact to help get it organized?

Please fill out our Event Submission Form or contact programming@hbscny.org.

How do I recommend a venue for events?

We love venue recommendations! We typically look for corporate spaces that accommodate 40 to 100 people. For more information, please contact programming@hbscny.org.

I’d like to volunteer for Community Partners. Where do I go or who do I contact to learn more?

Community Partners’ volunteer opportunities are open to HBS alumni, only. Please contact Carinda Greene at cgreene@hbscny.org, or visit hbscnycommunitypartners.org.

How can I request pro bono consulting services for a nonprofit organization?

Please contact Carinda Greene at cgreene@hbscny.org, or visit hbscnycommunitypartners.org.

I’m interested in entrepreneurship and angel investing. Do you have programs and how can I be in touch?

Please visit hbsangelsny.com to learn more about our Angel investing opportunities. Please visit hbscnyalumnistartups.org to learn more about our Alumni Startups program (formerly known as Alums in the Alley) as well Startup Partners.

Can you tell me more about the New Venture Competition?

Visit our New Venture Competition page to learn more about the program.

How do I find out more about volunteer opportunities with the Club?

Please visit Club Leadership Opportunities or contact our Interim Executive Director, Robin Weaver at rweaver@hbscny.org.

What are Alumni Forums?

Alumni Forums are groups of 8-12 HBS alums who will help you think through your personal and professional challenges. Forums are open to Club members, only.

  • Many people find their groups extremely helpful and continue for years.
  • This program requires an additional fee.
  • More information: www.alumniforumservices.com
How do I update my HBS Username (formerly known as LEFA)?

Alumni interested in updating or creating a new HBS Username should contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at HBS: 617-384-5977 or Alumni_records@hbs.edu. Club staff are not authorized to create or update HBS Usernames.

Contact

HBS Club of New York
1460 Broadway, WeWork Bldg
New York, NY 10036
T: 347-817-7900

Events: programming@hbscny.org
Membership: membership@hbscny.org
Technical: webmaster@hbscny.org

Individual Staff Emails