The FAS and SEAS Campaign Co-Chairs
The leaders of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) capital campaigns—scheduled to be unveiled at Sanders Theatre on October 26—include the following six co-chairs. (Check Harvard Magazine's website after the morning events on October 26 for in-depth coverage of the campaign and the accompanying faculty panels.)
Sandra Matejic Edgerley ’84, M.B.A. ’89, and Paul B. Edgerley, M.B.A. ’83. Sandra Edgerley, a biology concentrator, worked at Bain & Company for a decade, and has been an active Harvard and Boston-area philanthropist, with a particular interest in charitable institutions focused on children and education, including the Boys and Girls Club of Boston (where she served as chair for five years) and United Way of Massachusetts Bay; she is a director of The Boston Foundation. She is a member of the Harvard College Fund executive committee (as is FAS campaign co-chair Carl Martignetti; see below).
Paul Edgerley is managing director of Bain Capital, the private-equity firm, which he joined in 1988, after working in Bain’s consulting operations. The graduate of Kansas State University has, with his wife, endowed the deanship of the college of business administration there—the first such gift at Kansas State. They have also endowed scholarships and professorships at the school; served as eastern region chairs for its Changing Lives Campaign; contributed to athletics; and, last August, made a $10-million gift toward the business college’s new 140,000-square-foot building.
The Edgerleys’ older children, Brian and Matthew, are members of the College classes of 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Glenn H. Hutchins ’77, J.D.-M.B.A. ’83, co-founder and former managing director of Silver Lake, a New York-based private-equity firm specializing in investments in technology companies. Silver Lake led the recent $25-billion buyout of Dell Inc., the computer firm, and earlier owned Skype, the Internet telephone company, which it sold in 2011 to Microsoft, the software enterprise founded by Hutchins’s College classmate Bill Gates, LL.D. ’07, and now run by classmate Steven A. Ballmer.
Hutchins’s family foundation pledged $30 million to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) last year—part as a challenge fund to jump-start undergraduate House renewal (one of FAS’s big-ticket campaign priorities), and part to support African American studies.
Hutchins is a director of Harvard Management Company (HMC), which invests the University’s endowment, and chair of the national advisory board of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, recently renamed in his honor. He is also a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and vice chair of the Brookings Institution’s board of trustees. He is an owner and member of the executive committee of the Boston Celtics basketball team as well. A prodigious fundraiser for his College class and a co-chair of the campaign-planning committee, Hutchins serves as a national co-chair of The Harvard Campaign as well. His son, James A. Hutchins, is a member of the Class of 2012.
Carl J. Martignetti ’81, M.B.A. ’85, president of Martignetti Companies, New England’s largest distributor of wines and spirits. As noted when he received the HAA Award for outstanding service, Martignetti is a prodigious fundraiser for the institution. He formerly co-chaired the Harvard College Fund (he remains on its executive committee, as does FAS co-chair Sandra Edgerley), and has served on the Committee on University Resources since the mid 1990s. He has also helped lead and organize both his College and Business School class-reunion gifts for many years.
Paul A. Maeder, M.B.A. ’84, a co-founder of Highland Capital Partners, a Cambridge-based venture-capital group (from which he recently stepped down as a general partner). Maeder served as chair of the National Venture Capital Association during the 2011-2012 year. A graduate of Princeton, he is described in the CrunchBase database as involved in advising his alma mater on “initiatives for furthering innovation in energy and the environment”—areas of expertise in which he also directs Highland investments.
Interestingly, Maeder is a director and board chair of 2U, an online higher-education enterprise that is exploring some of the same technological innovations as the Harvard-MIT edX partnership, along with the Stanford-originated, for-profit companies Coursera and Udacity. Maeder also serves as a national co-chair for The Harvard Campaign, as does his wife, Gwill E. York ’79, M.B.A. ’84. Their son, Paxton Maeder-York, is a member of the College class of 2014.
Herbert S. Winokur Jr. ’65, Ph.D. ’67, a former member of the Harvard Corporation and of the board of directors of Harvard Management Company, which oversees investment of the endowment. After a corporate career, he founded a private investment partnership in 1987, and is now chairman and CEO of Capricorn Holdings Inc., a private investment firm. Among the investments in its growth-equity portfolio is Nano-Terra Inc., which aims to commercialize discoveries from the laboratory of Flowers University Professor George Whitesides. (See “Conceptualizing Small,” by Whitesides and photographer Felice Frankel, on ways of making nanoscale phenomena visible. Whitesides will moderate a faculty panel on applied science, one of several highlighting professors' research during the October 26 campaign launch .)
Winokur is a trustee of the National Humanities Center (where he serves alongside Rothenberg professor of Romance languages and literatures and FAS’s dean of arts and humanities Diana Sorensen, who has led recent faculty efforts to rethink the humanities—and who will moderate the October 26 faculty panel on the arts and humanities; and Bass professor of English Louis Menand). He is also a trustee and supporter of Ithaka, which supports applications of technology to education.