John D. Nichols ’53 Family Director of Athletics

November 1996

John D. Nichols, Jr. '53, MBA '55 was profoundly influenced by Harvard's commitment to academics and athletics - a commitment that, in his words, "gives a fundamental formula for life."  A former football captain, rugby player and freshman coach, he became reacquainted with Harvard Athletics through the positive experiences of his daughter, Kendra '95, and son, John '98, both former Crimson student-athletes.  His 1996 gift reflects his commitment to the role that sports play in developing leadership skills during a student's time at Harvard.