2022 Senior Letterwinners' Dinner

Senior Letterwinners' Dinner stage with banner reading Senior Letterwinners' Dinner


Please save the date—Wednesday, May 25, the night before commencement—for the 2022 Senior Letterwinners' Dinner. 


The Senior Letterwinners’ Dinner is a celebration of the student-athletes in the Class of 2022. This is our chance to say THANK YOU for everything they have contributed to the Harvard community, and for upholding the ideals of Harvard Athletics—PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP. ACADEMIC INTEGRATION. COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE. 


The SLD will begin at 5PM in the Bright-Landry Hockey Center following all local and Harvard University public health protocols.

All family and friends are encouraged to attend. Tickets are required. Senior student-athletes are complimentary guests of the Harvard Varsity Club, 'Your Team for Life.'

More details and ticket information will be announced early in 2022. 


Awards

The Francis H. Burr '09 Scholarship - A scholarship fund established in memory of Francis H. Burr ’09 by his friends. First given in 1918, it is awarded to two seniors, from a men’s team and a women’s team, who combine as nearly as possible Burr’s remarkable qualities of character, leadership, scholarship and athletic ability.
 

The William J. Bingham Award - First awarded in 1954, this award is given annually to that member of a men’s team and the graduating class of Harvard College who, through integrity, courage, leadership, and ability on the athletic fields, has best served the high purpose of Harvard as exemplified by the late William J. Bingham ’16, former Director of Athletics.  The award goes to our most outstanding athlete from a men’s team.
 

The John P. Fadden Award - This award was established in 1966 in honor of the late John P. Fadden’s service as an athletic trainer and friend to Harvard athletes for many years. The award is given annually to a senior student (Varsity, JV or Intramural) who has overcome physical adversity to contribute to their team.


The list of awards has increased over the years to include the following eight:

The Radcliffe Prize - This award was first established in 1975. It is awarded annually to that senior letterwinner, that competes for a women’s team, who, through outstanding ability on the playing field and dedication to their sport or sports and qualities of leadership, best reflects the purposeful achievement of Radcliffe Alumnae in every field around the world. The award goes to our most outstanding athlete from a women’s team.
 

The Harvard-Radcliffe Foundation for Women’s Athletics Prize - Established by the Harvard-Radcliffe Foundation for Women’s Athletics (HRFWA), this prize was first presented in 1986 and is awarded annually to the senior, that competes for a women’s team, who best exemplifies the qualities of excellent scholarship, character, leadership, and athletic ability -- in short, our top scholar-athlete from a women’s team. Nominations for this award come solely from Faculty Deans, Senior Tutors or Resident Deans.
 

The John P. Reardon '60 Men’s Award - Established in 1987, this award is named in honor of John P. Reardon, Jr., ’60, Director of Athletics from 1977 to 1990. This prize is presented annually to the senior varsity athlete, that competes for a men’s team, who exemplifies the qualities of excellent scholarship, character, leadership, and athletic ability -- in short, our top scholar-athlete from a men’s team. Nominations for this award come solely from Faculty Deans, Senior Tutors or Resident Deans.
 

The Mary G. Paget Prize - The Mary G. Paget Prize is awarded annually by the presidents of Radcliffe and Harvard in honor of Mary Guest Paget’s many years of service as Director of Sports, Dance and Recreation at Radcliffe College. The prize was first established in 1975 and is awarded each year to the senior student who has contributed the most to women’s athletics.
 

The Francis J. Toland Community Service Award - This award was created in honor of former Senior Associate Director of Athletics Fran Toland, who retired in 2000 after 41 years of service to Harvard athletics. The award is presented to the senior student-athlete who has made the most outstanding contribution to Harvard and its neighboring communities. 
 

The Carroll F. Getchell Manager of the Year Award - In 1981, the Committee on Athletics voted to name the Manager of the Year Award, established in 1972, for the late Carroll F. Getchell, long-time business manager in the Department of Athletics. Each year the Department recognizes that manager in the senior class “who has best displayed integrity, courage, leadership, and ability” during their years of participation. 
 

The Director’s Award - Established in 2007, the Director’s Award recognizes the person (or persons) who, through their pursuit of excellence and service to Harvard Athletics, has displayed exceptional leadership, personal character, integrity and commitment to education through athletics. 
 

The Arthur L. Boland Award - This award was established in 2010 by the Department of Athletics to honor Arthur Boland, MD in commemoration of his 40 years of dedicated service to Harvard Athletics. The award is presented each year to a senior varsity athlete who will be attending medical school and who best exemplifies those characteristics and qualities which have been the hallmark of Dr. Art Boland’s care for Harvard athletes.


Become an Endowment Contributor


The Harvard Varsity Club and Department of Athletics established the Senior Letterwinners' Dinner Endowment Fund in 2017. Ideally, the endowment will provide enough income to dramatically reduce the cost of the dinner (currently $65) for all attendees, allowing more family and friends the opportunity to attend each year.
 

Endowment gifts of $1,000 will receive Harvard College Reunion and Class Credit, and will be acknowledged on the HVC website and in the Senior Letterwinners’ Dinner event program indefinitely. To make a gift, contact the HVC (hvc@fas.harvard.edu or 617-495-3535) or make a gift through the Harvard College Fund by;
 

  1. Selecting FAS Athletics under the School/Affiliate dropdown
  2. Selecting Harvard Varsity Club under the fund dropdown

  3. Selecting This is a Pledge Payment and specifying your gift is to the Senior Letterwinners' Dinner endowment (fund #340-487142RE) in the texbox

National Champion | $100,000 donation
All-American | $25,000 donation

All-Ivy | $10,000 donation

Captain | $5,000 donation

Major H | $1,000 donation


About the Harvard Varsity Club

The Harvard Varsity Club (HVC) is a group of undergraduate student-athletes, alumni, parents, and friends who have operated under the mission of preserving the traditions, fostering the ideals, and advancing the interests of Harvard Athletics since 1886.

As ‘Your Team for Life,’ the HVC provides professional development, mentoring, and career networking assistance to current and alumni student-athletes and brings all student-athletes together under one roof at events like the Senior Letterwinners'​ Dinner. The Varsity Club creates opportunities for alumni, parents, and friends to remain engaged with the Harvard Athletics community, preserves the traditions of Harvard Athletics with the Susan and Cory '90 Thabit Varsity Lettersweater and HVC Hall of Fame, and supports those in need through special assistance funds like the Benson M. Abercrombie '21 Fund and Michael Vollmer '90 Fund.​ To learn more about the Harvard Varsity Club, click here.

Thank You to our
Endowment Contributors!
(2015 - present)


Make a gift online to contribute to
the continued success of the SLD

 

National Champion | $100,000

Jacqueline & Jeffrey Tonkel '92

 

All-American | $25,000

John Simourian ’57, P'88
Jim Quagliaroli '97

 

All-Ivy | $10,000

Scott Collins '87, P'16
Mary & Richard Jacobson P'16


Captain | $5,000

Louis J. Appell, Jr. ’47 P’73

Kimberley & William Anderson P'17

 

Major H | $1,000

Walter Greeley '53, P'85
John Winthrop '58, P'86
Georges Peter '59, P'90
Bob Anderson '61
Robert Brooks '68
Larry Cetrulo '71, P'06 '09
Thomas O'Neill '73, P'00
Brian Hehir '75, P'08
David Wagener '76, P'15
William J. Cleary III ’85 P’17 '19
Jack Coan '88
Bob Glatz '88
Martina Albright '90 & Jon Bernstein '90
Andy Freed '90
Cindy & Paul Webb P'16
Jim & Liz Fallon P'18
The Allard Family
John Harvey
John McArthur
The Mollerus Family

 

 


-- Your Team for Life --