The Campaign for Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is an historic effort to transform the School and to achieve sweeping results in the wider world. Focused on turning back four major threats to public health around the globe – old and new pandemics, harmful physical and social environments, poverty and humanitarian crises, and failing health systems – the Campaign will support the people, ideas, and infrastructure the Harvard Chan School needs to translate research into world-changing influence and impact.
Faculty and students at the School are dedicated to solving some of society’s most daunting and important problems. They recognize the importance of mobilizing expertise within the School and across Harvard to achieve lasting change. That is why we have enthusiastically volunteered to help Dean Julio Frenk lead the capital campaign effort. The Campaign can seed exciting new collaborations and bold new ideas that will reverse killer diseases, prevent pollution, and promote healthier communities. Furthermore, the Campaign will enable the Harvard Chan School to lead change and change leaders while advancing the work of everyone at the School to promote health as a human right.
We are honored to be working on this Campaign effort with fellow Harvard Business School alumnus, Richard Menschel, and his wife Ronay, who will serve as honorary co-chairs after successfully leading the School’s last campaign. The Menschels have identified the School of Public Health as one of their top philanthropic priorities for more than 20 years – and it is no wonder. In supporting this School you are investing in an institution with a long track record of using research-based evidence to create a safer, healthier world. You leverage the immense talent assembled at the Harvard Chan School to improve millions of people’s lives.
We are proud to support the School and help Dean Frenk accomplish its goals. We hope you will join us – and invest in the people and ideas that are truly changing the world.
Jonathan Lavine, MBA ’92 and Jeannie Lavine, AB ’88, MBA ’92
Co-chairs, Campaign for Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health