Gift Opportunities

FRIENDS ANNUAL GIVING – Donations to a Friends group make an immediate and direct impact on the team, and all gifts receive “Class and Reunion credit” with the Harvard College Fund and count toward the FAS Campaign.  To support a Friends group with a contribution, go to Click on "Give Online" and select the specific Friends group from the drop down menu when prompted.  Gifts may also be made through Harvard’s main online giving site at  Checks written out to a Friends group should be mailed to Friends of (Sport) at 65 North Harvard St., Boston, MA 02163.  Please include a Friends donation form if mailing a check.

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S DISCRETIONARY ENDOWMENT FUNDS – Athletic Director’s Discretionary Endowment Funds are unrestricted gifts designed to allow for long-term flexibility to keep pace with new developments in the field of college athletics.  Income from these funds is incremental to the Department’s normal budget.  These endowment funds require a minimum contribution of $100,000. Click here for more information.

ENDOWED ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT POSITIONS – In much the same way that an endowed chair supports a university professor, Harvard’s 18 endowed positions within the Department of Athletics help provide the financial support for the Crimson’s 42 varsity teams and free unrestricted funds to benefit the Department and the College as a whole.  Endowed positions may be established with a gift of $2 million. Click here for more information.


All gifts to Harvard Athletics will receive Class, Reunion, and FAS Campaign Credit. The Department of Harvard Athletics, the Friends groups and the Harvard Varsity Club encourage all alumni 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:

Bob Scalise MBA’89, Nichols Family Director of Athletics,, (617) 495-2204

Joe Donovan ’72, Director, Principal Gifts, University Development Office,, (617) 495-1998

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

Bob Glatz ’88, Executive Director, Harvard Varsity Club,, (617) 495-3750