What is the Harvard Varsity Club?

An independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization relying on annual, tax-deductible dues and donations


What is the Harvard Varsity Club?

  • A group of undergraduate student-athletes, alumni, parents, and friends who...

  • Since 1886 have operated under the mission of preserving the traditions, fostering the ideals, and advancing the interests of Harvard Athletics.


We do this by...

  • Providing professional development, mentoring, and career networking assistance to Harvard's current student-athletes and young alumni.

  • Bringing all student-athletes together under one roof at events like the Senior Letterwinners’ Dinner, Welcome Back BBQ, and others.

  • Creating opportunities for alumni, parents, and friends across the country to remain engaged participants in the Harvard Athletics community.

  • Preserving the traditions of Harvard Athletics like the Susan and Cory '90 Thabit Varsity Lettersweater and HVC Hall of Fame.

  • Supporting those in need through special assistance funds like the Benson M. Abercrombie ’21 Fund and the Michael Vollmer ’90 Fund.


How can I help?

  • Become a member and keep your annual dues current with a tax-deductible gift.

  • Bring your family and friends to HVC events in your area.

  • Opt-in to our Career Services Networking Database, participate in one of our Career Services events, or email Taryn Braz, assistant director of career services & operations, for more ways you can get involved.


Make a Lifetime impact*...

  • Harvard Varsity Club Lifetime Memberships provide permanent funding for the HVC through an endowment, lessen our dependence on annual dues and donations, and ensure that we can make a lasting impact on our undergraduate student-athletes and alumni.

  • Become a Lifetime Member by;

    • Making a one-time, tax-deductible gift of $5,000 through the HVC Website, calling 617-495-3535, or emailing Andrew Chesebro, associate director of membership, marketing, & communications. Lifetime Memberships purchased through the Harvard Varsity Club, including the HVC Website, will not receive Harvard College Class or Reunion Credit, nor can they be applied against any existing pledges with Harvard or the HVC.

    • Making a one-time, tax-deductible gift/pledge of $5,000 through Harvard University to the Harvard Varsity Club to receive Harvard College Class and Reunion credit -- simply select 'Harvard Varsity Club' from the Fund dropdown. Payment toward a Lifetime Membership cannot be applied against any existing pledges with Harvard or the HVC.

    • Giving through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) by:

      • Selecting “Harvard Varsity Club”

      • EIN: 04-2104295
      • Designating "Lifetime Membership" in the memo or accompanying note

* HVC Lifetime Memberships will only receive Harvard College Class and Reunion Credit when booked through Harvard University. Select 'Harvard Varsity Club' from the Fund dropdown.
* HVC Lifetime Memberships purchased through the HVC, including the 
HVC website, will not receive Harvard College or Reunion Credit.
* Payment toward HVC Lifetime Memberships cannot be applied against any existing pledges with Harvard or the HVC.
* HVC Lifetime Memberships are individual memberships and cannot be applied to more than one individual.


-- Your Team for Life --