The Role of the Friends Chair
  1. Friends Chairs serve as the leader of the Friends group and aim to build a community of engaged alumni and supporters.

  2. Friends Chairs consult with the head coach as the Friends budget is annually established.  Once the head coach approves the Friends budget, Friends chairs agree to lead the fundraising effort to reach the contribution goal and approve any changes to the budget as requested by the head coach.

  3. Friends Chairs work closely with the Varsity Club, sport liaison, coaching staff, parents and alumni to keep constituents informed of the progress and needs of the organization.

  4. Friends Chairs are charged with recruiting and leading an active Friends board to help coordinate the annual initiatives that drive the success of Harvard Athletics.

  5. Most importantly, the Friends Chair will assist in developing the necessary resources and relationships that are required to sustain the standard of excellence established by Harvard Athletics.