Announcing the 2019 Heroes grant recipients!

After reviewing numerous outstanding community service proposals, we are delighted to present to you the following 2019 Harvardwood Heroes. Each grant recipient will receive $500 to use at his/her discretion.

This year's Heroes are:

  • Athena Bowe AB '15 | Chinese in Entertainment

  • Karen Harris JD '94 | JPYC Foundation

  • Megan McDonnell AB '14 | Future2Film

  • Rodney Sanders EDM '13 | Perfecting Gifts

Read more about the 2019 Heroes' community service projects.


We thank all of the applicants who submitted proposals for consideration. It was truly inspiring to read about the amazing service work that Harvard students and alums are performing across the globe!

We would also like to recognize and thank 
this year's generous Harvardwood Heroes sponsors:

Marty and Catherine Bowen
Georgia Lee
Arwen Leonard & Warren Hsu Leonard
David & Rebecca Mandel

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