About Us / President’s Message


From Club President Peter Cooper, MBA ‘75




Serving 800+ Permanent & Seasonal Members of the Harvard Community in
Sarasota, Manatee, & Charlotte Counties.


TO:         All Harvard and Radcliffe Alumni, Faculty, Spouses, Students and Friends

FROM:   Peter Cooper, Harvard Club of Sarasota President


Welcome to Our Club!

The Harvard Club of Sarasota Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation serving the Harvard Community in our tri-county area. Membership is open to all Harvard alumni, faculty, senior officers and specified family members. The Club represents a vibrant connection between our local Harvard Community and the University, fostering relationships, communication and the life-long connection between the University and its Alums.


As a Member of the Club you will enjoy:

Connecting: with Harvard’s global community of alumni, faculty, and experts across a multitude of disciplines as well as with community leaders, school administrators, prospective students, and charitable and professional organizations throughout the region.

Access to over 20 events annually, including year-round Happy Hours, “in-season” social networking & “Young Alumni” events, our ever-popular “All Alumni Welcome Party”, luncheons and evenings with Harvard faculty and celebrity speakers, special “behind-the-scenes” tours and access to local Arts, business executives, and much more.

Advanced ticket purchase options, priority reservations, access to member-only events: including first-in-line tickets for our annual Red Sox baseball game outing. 

Giving back: through donations to our Club’s Student Scholarship Fund and/or our Principals’ Center Fellowship Program. Help support financially-challenged Harvard undergraduates from our area and/or send local school administrators to advanced training at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education’s Principals’ Center. Also, support our Schools Committee and Harvard’s Admissions team by volunteering to interview local applicants to Harvard College.

Mentoring opportunities:  Partner with fellow alumni and friends to support local college fairs and career days, mentor local students, present Harvard Prize Book Awards, volunteer in our schools, engage more deeply in our community, and support Harvard in other ways.


To Join or Renew your Membership in the Harvard Club of Sarasota, please go to our online Membership tab and select Join/Renew (where you may also download our mail-in membership coupon if you would prefer to join for the first time or renew your membership by mail).


For a list of all upcoming Harvard Club of Sarasota events scheduled to date for 2017-2018 and for directions on how to add our Club's Events Calendar to your Google Calendar, please CLICK HERE


I look forward to getting to know each of you this season and seeing you at our upcoming events!



Peter Cooper

President, Harvard Club of Sarasota

Mobile: (416) 520 0442

Email: pjc@pjcooper.biz