There's so much more to the Harvard club than meets the eye.
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. Whether you stop in for a networking event, a special dinner, a quick workout or just a relaxing evening, 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.
A Tradition of Excellence
Platinum Club of America
Once again, the Club Leaders Forum has awarded us the prestigious distinction of Five Star Platinum Club of America. Given only to the top 4% of private clubs nationwide, it’s a recognition we strive for year after year as a source of pride for ourselves and a sense of value for our members.
Platinum Club of the World
The Club Leaders Forum has also awarded us their highest honor: Platinum Club of the World. This is the pinnacle of recognition for private clubs, and we are honored to be among the short list of clubs spanning 34 countries.
Two Locations. A singular Experience.
The Back Bay Clubhouse
Immerse yourself in tradition at the Back Bay Clubhouse. With a classic interior spanning six floors, this historic location on Commonwealth Avenue offers elegant restaurants, function rooms, and overnight accommodations. It also serves as the home to our fitness center and squash courts.
The Downtown Clubhouse
Located on the 38th floor of One Federal Street, the Downtown Clubhouse is the definition of modern splendor. Sit back and enjoy our enticing dining options and sophisticated function spaces set against panoramic views of the Boston Harbor, Charles River, and Back Bay.
The best thing about the Club’s monthly cocktail party is the friendliness – seeing old friends and meeting new people.
The Easter buffet was delicious and so many offerings; the thought the price was very reasonable. The Easter Bunny was fun and friendly – a hit every year!
The service staff is exceptional. Also the kitchen staff does an amazing variety of superb dishes.
The food was excellent, my friends and I had a great evening with other members at our table and will continue to go to these great monthly parties.
The quality of the dining, at both the Downtown Club as well as Back Bay, was really impressive. Greatly appreciate your staff giving us a late checkout for me to make a conference call.
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.
New & Noteworthy
April Bulletin Now Available
This month we’ve developed dozens of virtual events to ensure our community remains engaged and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. The calendar includes cooking demonstrations by the Club’s chefs, topical lectures, fitness classes to help you stay healthy and more…. Read more »
Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow will be Keynote Speaker at the Harvard Club of Boston’s 112th Annual Meeting
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 – Harvard University’s 29th President Lawrence Bacow, JD ’76, MPP ’76, PhD ’78, will be the keynote speaker at the Harvard Club of Boston’s 112th Annual Meeting and Dinner on April 1, 2020. The event brings… Read more »
March Bulletin Now Available
This month at the Back Bay Clubhouse we’re hosting a family event on Saturday, March 7 to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. We’ll have a breakfast buffet, games for kids of all ages and a special gift bag to… Read more »
Matthew G. Hegarty Program Director, Cyber Security, Royal Philips N. V.
Matthew G. Hegarty ’82
Program Director, Cyber Security, Royal Philips N. V.
Matt has spent the last twenty five years in cyber security, enterprise technology and operations in the healthcare and financial services industries. He specializes in cloud and data center infrastructure security, cyber risk management, IT compliance, and project management. Matt has served on the board of directors for private financial institutions, and as a director/officer for several nonprofit organizations. He serves as a Harvard Alumni Association director. Member since 1983, Athletic Committee, Foundation Committee, Budget/Finance Chair, Board since 2010.
John S. Cornish 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.
Jeremiah P. Murphy President, Harvard COOP
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.
Edward Matson Sibble Senior Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
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 Managing Partner, Weston Presidio
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 Managing Partner, Hampstead LLC
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.
Charles Cornish Assurance Manager, PwC Boston
Charles F Cornish
Assurance Manager, PwC Boston
Charles F Cornish (Charlie) is an Assurance Manager at PwC Boston serving Asset Management clients. Charlie grew up in Carlisle, MA, attended the Brooks School in North Andover (class of 2006) before attending Lehigh University for college (class of 2010). Charlie was formally introduced the club by his cousin John Cornish and joined the Club as a legacy member in the fall of 2010, following in the footsteps of his grandfather John Cornish. John was a singles and doubles squash champion of the Harvard Club many times. Charlie also plays squash at the club and serves on the club’s Food and Beverage Committee as well as Audit Committee. Charlie and his husband John have a son (born Sept 2017) and live in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Member since 2010, Board since 2019.
Andy Freed CEO of Virtual, Inc.
CEO of Virtual, Inc.
Andy is the CEO of Virtual, Inc., a professional services firm focused on technology consortia, standards bodies and associations, having been with the company since shortly after its launch in 1999. He serves on several area Boards with a particular focus on the health care space. He was a four year letter winner at Harvard and remains very involved in Harvard Athletics, currently serving as Chair of the Harvard Varsity Club, an organization dedicating to supporting the nation’s largest intercollegiate athletics program. Member since 2013, Board since 2019.
Bernard Ho Co-founder and Director of PCSC Ltd.
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, Hilltop Securities
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 2014, Member Engagement Committee since 2016, Budget and Finance Committee since 2017.
Philip W. Lovejoy Chair Emeritus, BCA Board of Directors
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 Vice President, Bernstein
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 Acting Associate Pastor at United Parish Brookline
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
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 E. Rodriguez, Jr. Corporate Strategy & Venture in MedTech
David Rodriguez YG'12
Corporate Strategy & Venture in MedTech
David’s career has spanned various strategic roles in the healthcare industry. Currently, David works in Corporate Strategy and Venture Capital for a leading public MedTech company where he is focused on identifying new areas of innovation and growth. He has served on several non-profit boards. Member since 2012, avid squash player, lifelong learner, and serves on the on the House and Athletic Committees.
John A. Sims Jr Executive Director External Relations, Bentley University
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
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
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.