May 17, 2018, Cleveland Skating Club
Sally Clark Donahue P ’99, ‘01 Director of Financial Aid at Office of Admissions
"Then and Now: A Decade of Change in Admissions and Financial Aid at Harvard"
Applications to the Class of 2022 have reached an all-time high of over 42,700; over half of Harvard undergraduates this year will receive close to $191M in need-based scholarship aid; and opportunities abound for Harvard students to enroll in freshmen seminars, study abroad and live in renewed Houses. It has been a decade full of change and investment in the undergraduate experience.
Ms. Donahue has held a number of positions at Harvard University over the past thirty-five years, and since January of 2000 has served as the Griffin Director of Financial Aid and Senior Admissions Officer at Harvard College. Previous positions have included serving as Director of Financial Aid first at the Kennedy School of Government, and then at the Law School, and from 1998 through early 2000 directing the Law School’s Office of Career Services. Her earlier tenure in the College Admissions and Financial Aid Office spanned a six year period in the early 1980’s, before which she worked briefly at Cornell University, from where she graduated with an A.B. in English Literature in 1975.
Ms. Donahue has been an active member of a number of national and regional financial aid committees. She has in the past served as a member of the College Scholarship Council of the College Board; chair of the College Board’s Financial Aid Standards and Services Advisory Committee; chair of the National Committee on Graduate and Professional School Financial Aid; as a member of the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators’ Reauthorization Task Force and the Massachusetts Education Financing Authority’s Advisory Committee. She has served as a member of The College Board’s Task Force on Admissions in the 21 st Century. At Harvard, she has also served on a number of committees, including the Financial Aid and Admissions Committees of both the Law School and the College; the Law School Faculty Committee on Placement, and their Administrative Board. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Harvard Student Agencies.
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Drinks (Cash Bar) and Conversation 6 p.m.
Dinner 7 p.m.
Dessert and Talk Arrive at 7:45 p.m. Sharp.
Talk and Questions 8 p.m.