Grantee Spotlight: Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership

The 2021 George Family Foundation Annual Report is available now! This spotlight is one of a handful of short features celebrating the extraordinary work the Foundation’s grantees are accomplishing.

The HBS/HKS joint degree program is committed to training the next generation of principled and effective public leaders. The highly selective George Fellowship is an opportunity for Harvard graduate students to hone their public service mission and recommit to living as servant leaders. Their fellowship experience is bolstered by strong relationships they build in monthly cohort meetings, through student-led immersion experiences, and through workshops focused on building critical skills such as negotiation, communication, teaming, and cultural humility. The George Fellows curriculum places a special emphasis on authentic leadership, character development, and personal ethics.

“The George Family Foundation, and its continued funding of the George Fellowship, has been instrumental in supporting an important group of students at the intersection of business and government. This community of students has become a priority for the Center as we seek to highlight the importance of character formation, a strong moral compass, and a commitment to working in support of the common good regardless of sector.”
— Ken Himmelman, Executive Director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School