From the President ...

Your Harvard Club

I'm delighted to serve as your president of the Harvard Club of Sacramento and am pleased to welcome each of you to the fourth year of our reorganized club. I know that all of us on the board of directors share enthusiasm for Harvard, and we value the opportunity to create avenues to further our affiliation with both the university and alumni in the greater Sacramento area.

Our focus is straightforward:  we aim to sponsor diverse events and programs so that alumni in Sacramento can find something of interest to draw them closer to the Harvard community each year. For some of us, the monthly book club is the catalyst. For others, it might be a birdwatching trip. Nearly 70 people attended the talk and discussion about K-12 education led by the renowned professor Paul Peterson in March at the Crocker Art Museum. Many have enjoyed events that cater to our children and provide an opportunity for parents to network and share common experiences. We hope the club provides something for everyone. If you have a special interest, please think about putting together an event. We will handle logistics if you have the inspiration!

We are one of the few clubs that have no dues or membership fees. We are deeply committed to the notion that sharing our interests and getting to know each other should not have a price tag. However, this structure means that we are dependent on annual donations to fund our small operating expenses, and we appreciate the donations that many of you have made. The Harvard Club of Sacramento is a 501c3 organization and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

We also appreciate those of you who have hosted events. We couldn’t create our diverse programming month in and month out without your support. We ask each member to suggest at least one activity or program a year. We not only need your participation, but also your sponsorship to keep our club vibrant and stimulating. We know that, as Harvard alumni, you would expect nothing less.

Please reach out to me if you have questions or ideas about your club.  I look forward to interacting with you in the course of the year.

All the best,

Margaret L. Kane
PhD, '83