The HBS Club of New York allows alumni to harness the expertise, entrepreneurship, and camaraderie of fellow alumni through connections, activities, lifelong learning, and community contributions.

Entrepreneurs, Angels, and Tech Play a vital role in New York City’s vibrant entrepreneurship scene

HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York Join the largest angel group in New York

Connect with a thriving network of angel investors. Attend monthly Pitch Nights and learn best practices in early stage investing. Members gain access to a wide variety of investor education and sector-specific events. All Harvard alumni are invited to join, whether experienced or new to angel investing. No affiliation with Harvard is required to pitch. Visit www.hbsangelsny.com to learn more, including membership requirements and benefits.

For more information, contact angels@hbscny.org or visit www.hbsangelsny.com.

Alumni Startups Join the NYC startup ecosystem

Meet a group of HBS alumni interested in entrepreneurship and emerging tech here in New York. Discover programs, resources, and support available to both founders and aspiring entrepreneurs. Attend the Entrepreneurship Conference and explore opportunities to participate in the New Venture Competition and the Startup Partners mentoring program.

For more information, contact alumnistartups@hbscny.org.

Pro Bono Consulting Make a meaningful contribution to the NY community

Community Partners Share your business skills with local nonprofits

Volunteer for a brainstorming or consulting project, work closely with nonprofit leaders, and apply your business skills to solve well-defined problems. HBS alumni project teams are energized by working together to strengthen the local nonprofit community. Each year over 250 HBS alumni volunteer to assist 30+ nonprofit organizations across varied sectors. www.hbscnycommunitypartners.org

Alumni interested in volunteering and nonprofits seeking pro bono services, please contact communitypartners@hbscny.org or visit www.hbscnycommunitypartners.org.

Skills Gap Initiative Help close the skills gap

Join a team of HBS alumni volunteers building innovative solutions to the skills gap problem. Work with colleges and employers to create programs that assist individuals who do not have the requisite skill sets and employers who can’t find qualified staff. This program stems from the HBS Competitiveness Initiative.

To volunteer or for more information, contact Richard Kane (MBA 1968) (richkane1@gmail.com) or Barry Puritz (MBA 1965) (bpuritz@gmail.com).

Alumni Forums

Experience the value of an Alumni Forum—a group of 8 – 12 HBS alumni who meet monthly, working together to help its members grow personally and professionally by sharing in an atmosphere of confidentiality, trust, and respect. By joining an Alumni Forum, you make an investment not just in your business future, but in improving all areas of your life.

Alumni Forums are open to Club members only.

Lifelong Learning Learn, socialize, and network

Our events address a wide range of topics that attract our alumni, Club members, and the Greater New York community–from Google technology to Citibank strategy to ABT performances. Speakers include HBS professors, business leaders, and sector experts. We encourage alumni to volunteer, get involved, and suggest events–either business-related or social.

To suggest an event, fill out our online form. To learn more about our events, visit Events or contact programming@hbscny.org.

New York Business Leaders Making a Difference Annual Leadership Dinner: A Spotlight on Business Leaders

For more than 50 years, HBS alumni have gathered annually to honor prominent business and community leaders. Funds raised from the dinner help the Club to fulfill the School’s mission to Educate Leaders Who Make a Difference in the World. Dinner proceeds support the Club’s operations and pro bono programs, as well as scholarships and stipends for MBA students and Executive Education scholarships for nonprofit leaders. Check out current and past years’ photos here!

For more information, contact our Executive Director, Bette Lawler (blawler@hbscny.org).

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities We’ll partner with you to identify impactful opportunities to further your firm’s goals.

Sponsorship Benefits

At a glance

  • Tap into the influential network of 10,000 HBS alumni living in the metropolitan area
  • Exclusive sponsorship of Club’s CEO Series of events with C-Suite Speakers
  • Custom activations at Club events featuring world-class speakers and renowned HBS professors
  • Get in on the ground floor and engage with HBS alumni-founded startups before they hit it big
  • Connect with the largest angel group in NY State, the HBS Alumni Angels of Greater New York
  • Strengthen the vibrant NYC nonprofit ecosystem through our Community Partners program
  • Educate the next generation of game-changing leaders through our HBS Scholarships Fund

Email us to learn more about sponsorship and explore a range of compelling engagement options.

View our new Corporate Sponsorship page to learn more.

Racial Equity Help address problems of systemic racism, inclusion, and structural inequality.

The HBS Club of NY believes that our alumni are well positioned to help address the problems of systemic racism and structural inequality. We have been trained to be leaders who make a difference in the world and are committed to making a sustainable impact on race and equity issues.

Join our newly appointed Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer and alumni volunteers to support race and equity programming, sponsorship and training initiatives.

If you are interested in being a part of this committee, please complete this interest form.

For more information about the Club’s Racial Equity activities and formation of the Racial Equity Task Force, please visit our Racial Equity page or email us.

For the June 2020 statement from HBS Club of New York, click here.

For links to past Racial Equity program recordings, click here.

Club Leadership Volunteer your talents and time

There are so many ways to get involved in the HBS Club of New York. We welcome all alumni to step forward and volunteer. No matter where your interests lie, whether booking high profile speakers, helping to manage our entrepreneurship activities or pro bono consulting programs, or taking on a Club leadership position, there’s something here for everyone. Time commitments range from 5 to 20 hours per month, based on the volunteer position.

For open positions and more information on volunteer opportunities, contact our  Executive Director, Bette Lawler (blawler@hbscny.org).

Special Interest Groups Explore additional opportunities to connect with fellow alumni

For alumni who are interested in engaging more actively with their peers, the HBS Club of New York offers opportunities to participate in special interest groups.

Senior Alumni

Join a group of senior alumni that has monthly brown bag lunch meetings and organizes a series of daytime events that are open to all HBS alumni. Events have included Met Opera rehearsals and discussions at the NY Stock Exchange, and are generally offered during the day. Click here to explore Club event offerings.

If you have suggestions or questions, please contact Herbert Kaplan (MBA 1965) (herbkaplan3701@gmail.com) and Bill Rosser (MBA 1962) (bill.rosser77@gmail.com).

Young Alumni

Graduated in the last 5 years? Sign up with Young Alumni for the opportunity to get to know your peers in NYC, stay in touch with classmates, and give back to your community. Activities range from special social events to organizing Club activities or volunteering with the Club’s social media and marketing efforts.

To learn more, please contact memberships@hbscny.org.

Scholarships, Awards, and Competitions Supporting HBS and the greater NYC community

The HBS Club of New York strives to both recognize and encourage competition among individuals, our community, and local nonprofits. We invite you to get involved in the support and camaraderie that these friendly awards and competitions represent.

HBS Scholarships Financial support for MBA students and nonprofit leadership

The Club is proud to contribute funding to support HBS and its education programs. Funds are provided for MBA scholarships and MBA summer fellow stipends, both of which are administered by HBS. The Club also awards scholarships to local nonprofit leaders to attend HBS Executive Education programs.

For Executive Education scholarship information, visit www.hbscnycommunitypartners.org/scholarships.

HBS New Venture Competition Startups, on your mark

The annual New Venture Competition (NVC) is open to HBS alumni with early stage ventures, whether for-profit or not-for-profit. Apply to enter and receive access to invaluable feedback, exposure and experience while showcasing your company to potential investors and advisors. New York and Northeastern Regional winners move on to the Global Semi-Finals Round at HBS.

Community Partners Leadership Awards Honoring outstanding nonprofits

The semi-annual Community Partners Leadership Award (CPLA) honors Community Partners nonprofit clients. Awards are granted based on a review of mission-driven impact and use of best practices.

For CPLA information, contact Vicky Soler (vsoler@hbscny.org).

Volunteer of the Year Recognizing Volunteer Leadership

Every year, the Club recognizes one or two volunteers whose commitment and contribution to the Club’s activities exemplifies our mission to engage alumni, impact community, and foster leadership and lifelong learning.

Learn more about our volunteer awardees! Interested in volunteering? Contact Bette Lawler (blawler@hbscny.org).