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.


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

Founded in 1920, the HBS Club of NY is the alumni organization for the approximately 10,000 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 with fellow alumni in areas of mutual interest.

The HBS Club of NY offers a remarkably wide range of activities that benefit our alumni, the NY community, and HBS.  These include over 100 events annually, the majority with C-Suite speakers; pro bono consulting services to nonprofits, local small businesses, and start-ups; angel investing; and Alumni Forums. In addition, we fund scholarships and fellowships for several important HBS programs.

We are a vibrant community.  Our activities are conducted by approximately 400 alumni volunteers.  We hope you’ll become one.  In addition, please join us as a contributing member to support our mission.

Welcome to our community!

Clare Peeters, MBA 2000
President, HBS Club of New York


Emeriti Board

  • Capital Roundtable
  • Brock Capital
  • John ChalstyMBA '57
    Muirfield Capital Management LLC
  • Donald CliffordMBA '56
    Threshold Management Inc.
  • HealthKick
  • Kildare Enterprises
  • Marjorie FischbeinMBA '80
    JMP Securities
  • Ron GerberMBA '86
  • 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
  • Byron WienMBA '56
    Blackstone Advisory Partners LP




How do I reach the Club’s office?

The general number is 201-588-3758. 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 Nina Wanerman,

How do I join the Club?

Please visit our membership page or contact

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

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

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 Vicky Soler at or visit

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

Please contact Vicky Soler at or visit

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

Please visit to learn more about our Angel investing opportunities. Please visit 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 Executive Director, Bette Lawler at

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:
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 Club staff are not authorized to create or update HBS Usernames.


HBS Club of New York
1460 Broadway, WeWork Bldg
New York, NY 10036
T: 201-588-3758  


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