We have some exciting news regarding class credit for athletic gifts.
Michael Smith, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, recently announced that gifts to athletics Friends groups up to $10,000 will now receive class credit with the Harvard College Fund. The agreement, forged through a strengthened relationship between the Harvard College Fund and the Department of Athletics, has been implemented on a three-year trial basis and is retroactive for gifts dating back to July 1, 2007. Dean Smith and Bob Scalise, Nichols Family Director of Athletics, see this as a way to strengthen fundraising initiatives for both the athletic department as well as the Harvard College Fund. It is imperative that both groups continue to receive the outstanding annual support of our loyal alumni/ae.
[For those of you unfamiliar with class credit, each class at Harvard is encouraged to support the Harvard College Fund to raise dollars for Harvard College and FAS priorities as well as University initiatives. Donors are honored with public recognition by crediting their gift to the College class from which they graduated. Donors' names are listed by gift range in annual reports and donor listings.]