The William S. Kaden Endowment at Harvard University Health Services was established by the Harvard Business School (HBS) to honor the extraordinary commitment and dedication of William Kaden to the Harvard community. Kaden served as a physician and director of HBS Health Services for more than 35 years, before his retirement in 2000.
The income and principal from the William S. Kaden Endowment may be used, at the direction of University Health Services (UHS), to support the Harvard University First Response Program. The program provides the University with the necessary equipment and training of staff to assist with medical emergencies throughout the community.
At least 50 percent of the income and principal will be used to train staff and purchase and deploy automatic external defibrillators or their successor equipment for the same purpose. The director of University Health Services and the chief of the Harvard University Police Department will be responsible for the training of University staff in this effort. Where possible, any equipment or training manuals that are funded through this endowment will be clearly labeled as such. If at some time in the future, the Harvard University First Response Program should no longer be relevant to the needs of University Health Services, UHS may determine how to use the income and principal to further any successor programs that provide emergency care services across the University.