Gift Opportunities

FRIENDS ANNUAL GIVING –  Donations to a Friends Group make an immediate and direct impact on each team’s annual budget. Gifts of any amount are encouraged. For donations of $5,000 or more, donors may elect to spread payments out over up to five years. To contribute to a Friends Group, give online through or mail a check to Friends of (Sport) at 65 North Harvard St., Boston, MA 02163. 

FACILITY PROJECTS – Alumni/ae, parent, and friend contributions enable us to maintain, renew and enhance our facilities to meet the expectations and needs of today’s student-athletes. Harvard Athletics proudly calls home The Soldiers Field Athletic Complex, which is comprised of 76 acres of land and over one million square feet of athletic facilities. In addition, the Department maintains the Malkin Athletic Center, Hemenway Gymnasium and the Quad Recreational Athletic Center in Cambridge, the Newell and Weld Boathouses plus the Sailing Center on the Charles River, and the Polo and Equestrian Center in Hamilton, MA.

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S DISCRETIONARY ENDOWMENT FUNDS – A minimum gift of $100,000 will establish an Athletic Director’s Discretionary Endowment Fund and help provide flexibility and long-term support for our programs. Click here for more information.

ENDOWED ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT POSITIONS – A gift of $2 million will establish a named Head Coach endowment. Click here for more information.

All gifts to Harvard Athletics will receive Class and Reunion Credit. The Department of Harvard Athletics, the Friends groups and the Harvard Varsity Club encourage all alumni/ae to make an additional annual gift to the Harvard College Fund to support the overall experience for our student-athletes, which includes the College’s commitment to financial aid.

For more information on giving to Athletics, please contact: 

Jennifer Downing EdM’06, Assistant Director, Athletics Alumni Relations and Stewardship,, (617) 496-4317