The Harvard Business School of Buffalo (HBS-Buffalo) annually sponsors a limited number of Buffalo-area not-for-profit executives to attend executive development programs at Harvard Business School.  The individuals we have sponsored in the past have found their experience at HBS to be inspirational and rewarding.

The three programs are:
Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (SPNM),
[For EDs and Board Members]
Performance Measurements for Effective Management of Nonprofits (PMNO),
[For EDs and Direct Reports]
Governing for Nonprofit Excellence (GNE).

[For EDs and Board Members]

The HBS-Buffalo scholarship covers the cost of tuition, room and board.
The candidate is responsible for transportation to and from the Business School and incidental charges.

To be a candidate,

(Step 1) you must have graduated from the HBS Club of Buffalo Management Development Program for Not-for-Profits, or currently attending the program.

(Step 2) You must be an executive director or report to an executive director or be a board member of a Western New York-area 501C3 not-for-profit organization.
Your organization must have $1 million in revenue.

(Step 3) The next step is to apply and be admitted to one of the programs at Harvard Business School.  As much as HBS Buffalo is supportive of your participation in the program, your admission is based on the merits of your application to HBS. The application is straight forward and can be viewed at (click on Executive Education, then Program, then Social Enterprise and you are there.).  The deadline to submit an application and be considered for a HBS Club of Buffalo scholarship is mid February.  This date may differ from the HBS web page.

(Step 4) On the application, the sponsorship Information should indicate your own organization. The sponsoring executive could be your board chair or executive director. For the Billing Information, list the HBS Buffalo/Dean Rech Fellowship. Please give the name of the scholarship Coordinator, Brigid Doherty, and indicate that you are applying with support from the Harvard Business School of Buffalo.  Please send a copy of the completed application to the HBS Buffalo scholarship coordinator: Brigid Doherty, (

(Step 5) Your application will be reviewed by the HBS-Buffalo Scholarship committee and you will be notified as to its decision.


The Harvard Business School of Buffalo (HBS-Buffalo) annually sponsors a limited number of Buffalo-area hospitals and related healthcare executives to the Managing Health Care Delivery program at Harvard Business School.  The Program consists of three, one week sessions at HBS, spread over eight months.

The purpose of our MHCD Program scholarships is to create a pool of shared educational experiences that will increase discussion and collaboration among the several health care delivery organizations. Through this process, we support systemic change in Health Care Delivery by region rather than by one organization at a time.

These scholarships are coordinated with support from the WNY hospitals and foundations. Please contact our MHCD coordinator, Pam Germain (, or Brigid Doherty, ( for further information.