annual-dinner2023 Harvard Club Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner

Spend an evening with the Harvard Club at our Annual Awards Dinner. All club members and their guests are invited to attend the club’s Annual Dinner on Sunday, June 25, at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.

Sunday, June 25, 2023 @ 5:00 P.M.
Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA  91108

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Our Annual Dinner is always one of our most popular events, where we bestow the John Harvard Award, our Club’s Educator of the Year Award, the Fred Smith Award for Outstanding Service to the Harvard Club, install our new board members, and recognize alumni who have contributed to our vibrant community.

Event attendees are welcome to tour the Huntington on their own in the hours prior to our event’s start at 5:00 pm.

Date and time: Sunday, June 25 at 5:00 pm
Location: Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108
Event Pricing: $125.00 (Members and their guests); $150.00 (Non-Members); $160, to join the Club AND attend the Annual Dinner, eligible non-members only; $75.00 (Recent Graduates, Classes of 2019 – 2023 from any of Harvard’s Schools) and current students
Contact: Cynthia Torres,

The event price includes a three-course meal with dessert and coffee. There will be a cash bar. Admission to the Huntington Library and Gardens during its operating hours is not included. Parking is available at no charge.

antonia-hernandez-2-2017-webThe 2023 John Harvard Award for Distinguished Community Service will be presented to Antonia Hernández who serves as President and CEO of California Community Foundation, one of Southern California’s largest and most active philanthropic organizations, which has served Angelenos for over a century.


austin-beutnerThe 2023 Excellence in Education Award will be presented to former LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner, who is the founder of non-profit Vision To Learn, which has provided over 470,000 eye exams and glasses to children in need in 15 states and Washington DC.


verronesThe Club’s Fred Smith Award for Outstanding Service to the Harvard Club of Southern California will be presented to Patric M. Verrone ’81 and Maiya Williams Verrone ’84. Mr. Verrone is the Immediate Past President of the Harvard Club of Southern California. Ms. Verrone is a co-chair of the Club’s Anti-Racism Committee and an Elected Director of the Harvard Alumni Association.


takeiThe 2020 John Harvard Award, delayed by the pandemic, will be presented to a representative of George Takei, the noted actor, author, and activist. 

REFUND POLICY: We do not provide refunds for any of our events.

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