Margaret “Midge” Purce Elected to Harvard University’s Board of Overseers

Margaret “Midge” Purce has been elected to Harvard University’s Board of Overseers. With 13 total nominations, the Sky Blue FC defender was one of five alumni named to the University’s second-highest governing body. See all new electors and full details here.

“Thank you to everyone who supported me and the inspired Harvard Forward movement,” said Purce. “I feel privileged to be in this position where I can serve the alumni, every current student, and the entire university. I began this process with the intent to serve, and I will not forget that.”

Purce ran as part of Harvard Forward – a coalition of alumni, students, and faculty pushing for the University to divest from fossil fuel investments and commit more resources to climate-focused initiatives. The group originated after ongoing frustration with Harvard’s insufficient response to the climate crisis and lack of alumni inclusion in the University’s governance.

“It’s been incredible to watch Midge pursue off-field goals and achieve them,” said Sky Blue General Manager Alyse LaHue. “Everyone at Sky Blue is so proud of her and can’t wait to watch what she does next.”

Purce will serve a six-year term on the board through Commencement 2026. She will use the position to call on the University to demonstrate leadership in the fight against climate change by focusing on climate justice, responsible investing, inclusive governance, and student voices.