Invitation to give

Bosworth & AckermanSince its founding in 1933, The Fletcher School has educated world leaders in government, business, and international organizations.

Over many decades Fletcher-trained professionals have proved adept at addressing the key issues of their times. Fletcher graduates possess a unique capability—by integrating their knowledge of international history, business, economics, and law, and utilizing their connections with one another—to work easily and effectively across sectors and geographic boundaries. The achievement of security, stability, and prosperity in this new century requires many more leaders with the global perspective Fletcher offers.

Few would dispute that since the end of the Cold War the international system is evolving at an accelerating rate. In response, over the last decade Fletcher has launched a series of innovative programs that relate to this change but still embody the school's special character: the Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP), the Institute for Human Security (IHS), and soon the Master of Laws (LLM) in International Law degree, the Master in International Business (MIB) degree, and Center for Emerging Markets Enterprises (CEME).

Now we have embraced the challenge of a comprehensive financial campaign "Beyond Boundaries", undertaken in conjunction with our partners at Tufts to ensure Fletcher excellence and relevance well into the second half of this century. We have an ambitious goal to raise $100 million which is more than twice the amount of the last campaign. Once raised, these funds will allow us to double the amount of financial aid currently offered to attract the very best students; to increase the size of the faculty and its research capabilities to strengthen and expand our educational programs; and, to upgrade and maintain a world-class facility.

As dean and board chair, we are honored and privileged to lead this campaign along with Andy Safran and Dorothy Meadow Sobol, our campaign co-chairs. So far, we have had impressive success in attracting substantial initial support. Our Board of Overseers and advisory groups, which have traditionally provided Fletcher with strong volunteer leadership and unprecedented global reach, will also play a major role in this effort. Now we call on the entire Fletcher community and new friends to help finish the task. Let's remember that every member of the Fletcher global network will benefit from the success of this campaign: we invite your active participation.

Bosworth Signature
Stephen W. Bosworth

Ackerman Signature
Peter Ackerman, F69
Chairman of the Board


100 million

As of 6/30/11


Jay Dearborn

"Fletcher was my only choice for a foreign policy degree due to the unique flexibility of the curriculum that now allows me to discover varying disciplines taught by titans in their respective fields."
—Jay Dearborn, MALD, 2007