Civic Leadership Kenneth Griffin Makes Largest Gift in Harvard College History

Kenneth Griffin Makes Largest Gift in Harvard College History

February 19, 2014

University Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Harvard Financial Aid Initiative (HFAI)

Alumnus Donates $150 Million to Principally Support Financial Aid

Cambridge, Massachusetts — Harvard University announced today that alumnus Kenneth Griffin AB ’89, founder and chief executive officer of Citadel, has made the largest gift in Harvard College history. The $150 million gift is principally focused on supporting Harvard’s financial aid program, which Griffin described as “an investment in the next generation of leaders as we continue to break down barriers to an outstanding education.”

Griffin’s gift, which will impact as many as 800 undergraduates every year, will:

  • Establish a cohort of 200 Griffin scholarship recipients
  • Provide matching funds through the new Griffin Leadership Challenge Fund for Financial Aid for 600 new scholarships to inspire other alumni and friends to
    contribute to Harvard College’s financial aid program


For full details,  please reference the Harvard press release.