Board of Trustees & Council of Overseers

Board of Trustees

  • Benjamin C. Adams, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Oliver F. Ames, Jr., Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Edward B. Baldini, Vice Treasurer
  • Melinda Barber
  • Levin H. Campbell, Jr.
  • Nancy Cott
  • Annette Gordon-Reed
  • G. Nathaniel Jeppson
  • René F. Jones
  • Anthony H. Leness, Treasurer
  • Anne Craige McNay
  • G. Marshall Moriarty, Chair, Council of Overseers
  • Claire Nee Nelson
  • John O’Leary
  • Frederick G. Pfannenstiehl
  • Robert G. Ripley, Jr.
  • Paul W. Sandman, Chair, Board of Trustees
  • James W. Segel
  • Michael Shea
  • R. Newcomb Stillwell
  • William N. Thorndike
  • Edward L. Widmer
  • Judith Bryant Wittenberg, Secretary

Catherine Allgor, President

LIFE TRUSTEES

  • Levin H. Campbell, Sr.
  • Henry Lee

TRUSTEES EMERITI

  • Charles Ames
  • Frederick D. Ballou
  • William C. Clendaniel
  • Nancy R. Coolidge
  • William R. Cotter
  • Herbert P. Dane
  • Arthur C. Hodges
  • John F. Moffitt
  • Lia G. Poorvu
  • James M. Storey
  • Hiller B. Zobel

Dennis Fiori, President Emeritus

Council of Overseers

  • Richard D. Batchelder, Jr.
  • Leah Camhi
  • Peter A. Caro
  • Joyce E. Chaplin
  • Karilyn Crockett
  • Arthur G. Epker, III
  • Iris Fanger
  • Joan Fink
  • Newell Flather
  • Michael B. Fox
  • Henry Louis Gates
  • Gregory G. Groover, Sr.
  • Sharlyn Heslam
  • Susan W. Hunnewell
  • Paul Kuenstner
  • Haven Ladd
  • Robin M. Lawrence
  • George Lewis
  • Janina Longtine
  • Jonathan Loring
  • Robert B. Minturn
  • Penny Outlaw
  • Robert Pemberton
  • Richard N. Pierson, III
  • Daniel Rasmussen
  • Byron D. Rushing
  • Elizabeth G. Ryland
  • Mary Rogers Saltonstall
  • Kristin Servison
  • Steven M. Tadler
  • Louisa Thomas
  • W. Nicholas Thorndike
  • John Winthrop
  • J. Rodman Wright

Upcoming Events

Online Event; Seminar; African American History Seminar

From Jobs and Freedom to Jobs and Opportunity: Andrew Young, Growth, and the Illusion of Job ...

4Mar 5:15PM 2021
This is an online event.

This paper considers Atlanta mayor Andrew Young’s shifting ideas about job creation and economic opportunity to investigate how Democrats abandoned their 1970s goal ...

Online Event; Seminar; Environmental History Seminar

Climate in Words and Numbers: How Early Americans Recorded Weather in Almanacs

9Mar 5:15PM 2021
This is an online event.

As we begin to consider climate as an everyday problem, it's valuable to see how people did that in the past. With support from the Guggenheim Foundation, Joyce Chaplin ...

Online Event; Conversation; Racial Injustice Series

Confronting Racial Injustice: Redlining: From Slavery to $8 in 400 Years

11Mar 6:00PM 2021
This is an online program

In 2015, the Boston Federal Reserve found the median net worth for Black families in Boston was $8, in stark contrast to $250,000 for white families. This discrepancy is ...

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Join us for a program this week! Here is a look at what is going on: - Tuesday, 29 January, 5:15 PM: Better Teaching through Technology, 1945-1969, with Victoria Cain, Northeastern ...

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