About Us

Everything you need to build better connections. And memories.

You may know us by name and heritage, but there’s so much more to the Harvard Club than meets the eye. We’re not just a club, we’re a circle of friends, family, colleagues, past and present classmates… Our philosophy is simple: belong. No matter if you stop in for networking, socializing or just relaxing, you’re sure to make connections—and memories—that extend far beyond our walls. Our history may come with traditions but it’s our members who shape our thriving community every day.

Whether you come for a power lunch in the Downtown Clubhouse, after work drinks in the Back Bay Clubhouse ClubPub or a weekend getaway in the city, you’ll soon learn to make yourself right at home. That’s because from a casual game of squash to a themed Pop Up Night in the city, we always do our best to show members a warm welcome.

Yes, the Harvard Club spirit lingers on but let’s spotlight what’s right in front of you:

  • Two breathtaking locations—Back Bay tradition and Downtown modernity
  • Five dining options from light bites to fine dining
  • A well-appointed and professionally staffed athletics center with squash and fitness areas
  • Spectacular reception rooms and function halls for all of life’s occasions
  • Stimulating club events for a variety of personal and professional interests
  • Exclusive member accommodations at the Inn at the Harvard Club
  • Nearly 140 private club affiliates all around the world—from the east coast to east Asia

Now haven’t we piqued your curiosity?

Harvard Club of Boston Mission Statement.

“To encourage the social, intellectual and athletic interests of our members, to promote the welfare of Harvard University, to assist students with financial aid, and to foster the Harvard Spirit in all Harvard men and women.”

History made. And still in the making.

Our story goes back more than a century. Get a little history lesson on the Club, from its founding days to its transformation through both World Wars and the Great Depression.

See Timeline

Platinum Club of America

Once again, the Club Leaders Forum has awarded our Club its highest possible ranking – a Five Star Platinum Club of America!  Selected through a nationwide survey of over 6,000 Club Managers and Club Presidents, this award is given to only the top 4% of private clubs nationwide for excellence in 7 key areas:

• Quality of Membership         
• Amenities and Facilities         
• Universal Recognition
• Adapting to Changing Times
• Caliber of Professional Staff and Service Levels
• Governance and Fiscal Management
• Overall Experience at the Club

Board of Governors

Karen M. Van Winkle

President

Karen M. Van Winkle ’80

Vice President Business Development, Creative Office Pavilion

Karen has held leadership positions in sales, business development, and marketing for over 30 years. Karen has developed a vast network within the industries of architecture, design, commercial and residential real estate, and consumer sales organizations. In addition, she has served on several nonprofit boards.  Member since 1981, Board since 2011 and during 1993-1999, Vice President since 2011; former House Chair.

Jeremiah P. Murphy

Vice President

Jeremiah P. Murphy, Jr. ’73, gb’77

President, Harvard COOP

Jerry has spent more than 35 years in retailing, primarily in merchandising, operations and general management. He has served on the board of directors of public, private and non-profit companies and organizations. Member since 2004, Board since 2007, Membership Marketing Chair; Vice President since 2010.

Matthew G. Hegarty

Vice President

Matthew G. Hegarty ’84

PCI Business Partner, Phillips Health Tech

Matt has spent the last twenty five years in enterprise technology and operations in the financial services, professional services, ecommerce, and real estate industries.  He specializes in data center infrastructure management/design, business continuity, IT project management, office technology design, and SAS 70/PCI compliance.  Matt has served on the board of directors for private financial institutions, and as a director/officer for several nonprofit organizations. Member since 1983, Athletic Committee, Foundation Committee, Budget/Finance Chair, Board since 2010.

Edward Matson Sibble

Club Secretary

Edward Matson Sibble, Jr. ’73

Senior Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

Mat has practiced law for over 35 years.  He manages his firm’s leveraged finance practice area and works with a broad range of clients, including banks, private equity sponsors, public companies, private companies and not-for-profits.  He has served on numerous not-for profit boards.  Member since 1977; Board since 2010, Secretary since 2013.

Michael F. Cronin

Treasurer

Michael F. Cronin ’75, gb’77

Managing Partner, Weston Presidio

Michael has been in the private equity industry for over 35 years and in 1991 co-founded his firm which has managed $3.5 Billion in private equity investments. He has served on numerous Boards of both private and public companies. He has served on the boards of several nonprofits including Harvard University’s Board of Overseers and Harvard Student Agencies, Inc. Member since 1986, Director since 2004, Club Treasurer since 2010.

Marcus O.P. DeFlorimonte

House Committee Chair

Marcus O.P. DeFlorimonte, PMD'95

Managing Partner, Hampstead LLC

Marcus is a real estate investor and developer in Boston.  He has spent more than 10 years developing residential property in Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and West Roxbury neighborhoods. Prior to building his real estate business, Marcus had a 20-year career in general management and crisis management in the government and non-profit sectors.  He has served as director and officer for several nonprofit organizations.  At present, Marcus serves on the Board of Trustees for the Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter School, and represents Trinity Church Boston at the Diocesan Convention. Member since 1995, Chair of the Athletic Committee, Budget Committee Member.

Jocelyn Carter

Director

Jocelyn Carter, MD, MPH'01

Staff Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital

Jocelyn treats and manages adult patients in the hospital, teaches residents and medical students and devotes time to research dedicated to increasing quality and decreasing health care costs.  Her clinical research at MGH currently includes creating value by re-designing healthcare Microsystems commissioned by the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (Cambridge, MA).  She was also recently awarded the MGH Clinician-Teacher Development Award for developing both higher quality and more cost-effective care delivery for patients.  She is an active member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the Society for General Internal Medicine, and the American College of Physicians.  Member since 2009, Women of the Harvard Club Committee member.

John S. Cornish

Director

John S. Cornish, Legacy

Co-Founder & Managing Member, Financial Diligence Networks LLC

John S. Cornish co-founded FDN in 2012.  Prior to FDN, John served as a member of the hedge fund research team at Cambridge Associates, and worked in the general counsel’s office at Soros Fund Management.  John serves on the Board of Overseers for the Handel and Haydn Society, and is also a member of the Princeton Club of New York and The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.  John’s grandfather (also John Cornish) was Harvard Club squash champion many times, and introduced John to the Club and squash at a young age.  John also met his now wife, Victoria, in the Club’s Commonwealth Lounge.  Member since 2008, Athletic Committee Member, Pension Committee Member, Chair of Author Series.

Bernard Ho

Director

Bernard Ho, MIT’06

Co-founder and Director of PCSC Ltd.

Bernard spent over 30 years in entrepreneurial and corporate world of high technology, energy, public relation and finance in the USA, Europe and Asia. He currently serves in the Industrial advisory Council to the Engineering College of Iowa State University and the Board of Energy Compression Inc. Bernard co-founded four companies, two energy technologies in Boston, a consulting in Hong Kong and a venture capital in Shanghai. Bernard also spent 16 years at Intel Corporation including senior management in finance, production, engineering and purchasing. He also served in the start-up management team of in two US$1.5 billion green field fabrication plants in Phoenix, USA and Dublin, Ireland respectively.

Susan Kendall

Director

Susan Kendall ’81, HKS ’99

Director, Hilltop Securities

Susan has spent over 30 years in public finance, including service as Treasurer of the Town of Belmont, Head of Boston Office for Moody’s Investors’ Service, and now as a municipal advisor at HilltopSecurities working with state and local governments, as well as not-for-profit institutions. Susan is a National Board Member of Women in Public Finance, Co-Founder and Vice President of Boston Women in Public Finance, Trustee and Past President of the Treasurers’ Club of Boston, Past President of the Boston Municipal Analysts’ Forum and also served on the NFMA’s Board of Governors. Susan is a mezzo-soprano in the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Chorus pro Musica, The Copley Singers and The New World Chorale. Member since ?, Member Engagement Committee since 201?, Budget and Finance Committee since 2017.

Phillip W. Lovejoy

Executive Director

Philip W. Lovejoy, Harvard Alumni Association

Chair Emeritus, BCA Board of Directors

Philip has been working at Harvard University since 1998. Currently he is the Executive Director of the Harvard Alumni Association, engaging over 330,000 alumni globally through a range of programs.

Prior to being named the Executive Director, Philip served as Director, University-wide Alumni Affairs at the HAA and was responsible for all aspects of HAA programming which serve alumni across the university. Philip joined the HAA as Associate Director, Alumni Education in January 2004. Prior to that he was Director of External Affairs at the Harvard Museum of Natural History from 1998-2004 where his responsibilities included directing their travel program and all fundraising efforts for the institution.

Philip is currently serving on the Leadership Council of Boston Creates, on the Board of Directors of the Blue Hills Foundation, and is a member of the Harvard Travellers Club and the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire. He lives in Boston with his husband.

Jill McGrath

Director

Jill McGrath

Vice President, Bernstein

Jillian is a Vice President at Bernstein where she has been advising high-net-worth individuals and families for over a decade. She focuses on complex transactions including global families and cross-border wealth, business succession and executive compensation.  Jillian grew up playing squash at the Club and was excited to continue the tradition when she moved back to Boston in 2009 and became a member.  As captain, she led the Women’s 2.5/3.5 team to victory as league champions in 2015. Jillian is active in Boston’s nonprofit community and serves on several boards. She and her husband Andrew were married at the Club in 2015. Athletic Committee since 2014;  Nominating Committee since 2015.

Amy Norton

Director

Amy Norton dv'16

Acting Associate Pastor at United Parish Brookline

Amy is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and currently serves as the Associate Pastor at The United Parish in Brookline. Amy attended seminary at Harvard Divinity School and graduated with an M.Div, with a focus in economics and Christian ethics. Prior to HDS, she attended Tufts University where she received her BA in French, sang in the Tufts Amalgamates, and played on the Tufts Women’s Rugby Team. During seminary, Amy also served as a hospital chaplain and worked for the Edinburgh Interfaith Association in Edinburgh, Scotland. Amy has been a member of the Club since 2014, and co-chairs the Young Member Committee.

Marlene Rehkamp O’Brien

Director

Marlene Rehkamp O’Brien, ’82, l’85

Marlene has represented media and manufacturing companies and cultural foundations on tax matters as a lawyer at a New York firm. She has served as senior assistant comptroller under NYC Comptroller Elizabeth Holtzman; deputy general counsel, Children’s Services, Giuliani Administration; Radcliffe appointee to HAA board; and director or trustee, local, state and national boards, League of Women Voters. Member since 2005; chair or vice chair, various program-related committees, since 2006; Board since 2014.

David Rodriguez

Director

David Rodriguez YG'12

Senior Manager, Corporate Strategy, Boston Scientific

David E. Rodriguez, Jr. is a leader in Boston Scientific’s corporate strategy team where he advises senior leadership on investment decisions for growth.  Prior to Boston Scientific, David was an Engagement Manager at The Chartis Group, a national healthcare management consultancy, where he advised clients in the areas of strategic & economic planning, affiliation/merger assessment, and population health management. In addition to the Harvard Club, David is also a member of the Yale Club of New York City, The Course at Yale, and is active with Boston Ballet and the Museum of Fine Arts. David lives in Boston with his wife, Alla, and son, Teddy. Member since 2012, avid squash player, lifelong learner, and serves on the on the House and Athletic Committees.

John A. Sims Jr

Director

John A. Sims Jr, HBS ’75

Executive Director External Relations, Bentley University

John spent 20 years in high technology as an application programmer, system engineer, sales representative and district manager. He has spent 24 years at Bentley University as an Assistant Dean of the Graduate School, Director of Career Service and External Relations. He has served on the board of directors of private and non-profit companies and organizations.  Member since 1975, Board since 2015 and during 2007 – 2014, and Program Committee Chair since 2012.

Gary Trey, MD

Director

Gary Trey, MD, Faculty

Gary has been practicing medicine for over 25 years in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology and internal medicine.  For the last 20 he has been at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and the Cambridge Health Alliance.  He has been a member of the Harvard club since 1996. He enjoys many activities at the club including: squash, fitness, book and wine events.  Member since 1999; Athletic Committee since 2015; Board since 2015.

John E. “Jack” Wolfe

Director

John E. “Jack” Wolfe MIT’74, AMP’83

Jack Wolfe has over forty years of general management, marketing, manufacturing, and financial experience in a wide range of industries – process, industrial, aerospace and defense, medical and instrumentation. He has successfully led larger company groups with over $100 million in sales, as well as entrepreneurial companies. He has been a director of and an investor in sixteen different companies, including five publicly traded entities. He has invested in many more. He is equally active in a number of non-profit organizations, including service to Bryant University as Chair of its Board of Trustees. He is currently engaged in business and leadership development consulting for technology companies and higher education, with current assignments at MIT and the University of Michigan, He also conducts selected investment banking, and business investment and advisory activities. Member since 1983; Budget Committee and Board since 2014.

Testimonials

What can you expect from the Harvard Club? Our members give a taste of their experience:

"I can’t tell you what an amazing night we had under your care. Your staff was outstanding, the food excellent, most of us could have just had dinner on the hors d’oeuvres presented. It could not have been better. You all have done an awesome job on the décor, you ordered the full moon for us, and how could we not just have a great time? " - Robert W.

"The view is gorgeous – I like it more than Top of the Hub. The Miller Room has nice lounge chairs, a nice fireplace, and huge windows overlooking the Charles towards the west. Can see MIT, the CITGO sign, and everything around. I had lunch in the Regatta Room – white tablecloth, well-spaced tables, and nice quiet atmosphere. Server was excellent and attentive. Had a beef salad, which was quite sizable – a notch or two above a typical steak salad. Definitely got me interested in potentially trying to apply for a membership. " - Will X.

"We wanted to express our deep appreciation for the fabulous effort of you and the entire Harvard Club staff in orchestrating the exceptional reception on Sunday night. Not only did we feel that way , but everyone with whom we spoke made a point of saying much the same. And the kudos keep coming. From the planning and set up, to the views, to the tasty food offerings to the drinks and the most cordial and accommodating staff, everything was superb.  You are all to be commended on the night’s huge success. We are most pleased with the outcome and so glad we chose the Harvard Club as our venue. " - Walter Z.

"Thank you for making the Endzone Luncheon a reality at the Harvard Club! It was terrific! There were seven former Patriots there to review the tapes of some of the plays from the pre-season game with New Orleans. Their knowledge of the tactics of each player in each play was riveting. Their answers to questions about the things we fans do not see was fascinating stuff.  I cannot thank the Harvard Club enough for this wonderful program. " - Bob M.

"The food is good and the view is spectacular. I would definitely recommend this place for a special occasion or just to go for a drink and enjoy the sunset over the Charles. The club is 38 floors high and has a breath taking view of Boston and Cambridge." - Anik M.

Back Bay Clubhouse

An historic location on Commonwealth Avenue offers an assortment of restaurants, function spaces, overnight rooms and a fitness center with ample squash courts. Feel the charm of classic New England architecture and interiors rich with wood paneling, working fireplaces and traditional artwork.

Location
374 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-536-1260

Hours
Monday – Friday 7 am – 11 pm
Saturday 7 am – 11 pm
Sunday 7 am – 6 pm

Dress Code:  Business casual for members and guests at both Clubhouses. Please note these exceptions:
— Athletic attire is acceptable in the athletic area of the Back Bay Clubhouse.
— Men’s hats and all caps should be removed at all times except while in use in an athletic exercise.
— Appropriate jeans (not torn, frayed or excessively worn) are acceptable.
— From time to time, specific attire may be required for special Club events.
Management has final discretion with regard to the appropriateness of attire.

Directions

Downtown Clubhouse

A modern location in Boston’s Financial District offers an assortment of dining options, function spaces and unparalleled panoramic views of the Boston Harbor, Charles River and Back Bay from the 38th floor of One Federal Street.

Location
One Federal Street, 38th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
617-542-2070

Hours
Monday – Friday 7 am – 9 pm
Closed Weekends

Dress code:  Business casual for members and guests at both Clubhouses. Please note these exceptions:
— Men’s hats and all caps should be removed at all times
— Appropriate jeans (not torn, frayed or excessively worn) are acceptable
— From time to time, specific attire may be required for special Club events.
Management has final discretion with regard to the appropriateness of attire

Directions

Club and Member News

Stay in-the-know by checking this page regularly for the latest happenings at our Clubhouses and noteworthy events.

News