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For over 80 years, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design has shaped the imaginations of those who have defined the built and natural environments through practice, research, and teaching. Each generation of GSD alumni has changed the course of their respective professions and inspired others to do the same. Annual giving to the GSD provides important resources to students and faculty who explore, challenge, and elevate our future.

GSD Fund for Financial Aid
Empower the next generation of designers with a gift to the GSD Fund. Your contribution to this fund ensures that additional financial aid resources will be available to the most talented students from around the globe.

Degree Programs
Your gift to a degree program will provide the department with funds to enrich their curriculum, increase their research capacity, award merit fellowships, and provide expanded professional development opportunities for students.

– Master in Architecture Fund
– Master in Architecture and Urban Design Fund
– Master in Design Studies Fund
– Master of Landscape Architecture Fund
– Master in Planning Fund

Dean’s Innovation Fund
As the GSD takes a larger leadership role in shaping the future of cities, our commitment to global studio work, research, producing scholarly publications and exhibitions, and reimagining professional practice has expanded to unprecedented levels. Your gift to the Dean’s Innovation Fund enables alumni and friends who share this commitment to invest in groundbreaking new initiatives without constraint.

Dean’s Fund for Real Estate
Support activities related to the enhancement of teaching and research of real estate at the GSD. Your gift to the Dean’s Fund for Real Estate will deepen the integral relationship between design and real estate.

The Frances Loeb Library
Support a preeminent global design resource that provides the GSD and Harvard community with a robust platform for design research, teaching, and learning. Your gift to the Francis Loeb Library enhances the educational programs, curriculum development, and research programs of the GSD.

$20.19 Graduating Students Drive
Every class of graduates leaves a lasting legacy at the GSD, and a contribution of $20.19 honors the education you received at the School. You can choose where to direct your support, whether the Degree Program Funds, the Loeb Library, or the Dean’s Innovation Fund. The dollars raised by the Class of 2019 will support the very people and programs that helped form your education.

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