grey-shieldFriends Groups of Harvard Athletics

Friends groups play an important role in sustaining a quality intercollegiate athletics program by providing funding for personnel, recruiting, out-of-region travel, technology, facility enhancements and other programmatic needs specific to each team. Friends groups host events throughout the year that enable members to connect with alumni/ae and current student-athletes. Friends groups are led by dedicated volunteers who serve as the Friends Chair(s).

To make a gift to a Friends Group online:

Donate by Check: Checks should be payable to Harvard University and include the donor’s name, year (if applicable), and sport designation. Mail to:

President and Fellows of Harvard College

PO Box 419209

Boston, MA 02241-9209

Donate by Phone: Contact Alumni Development Services at (617) 495-1750.

For Bank Wires, Gifts of Stock, and DAFs: CLICK HERE

For DAFs and Corporate Matching Gifts to Friends Groups: Please select "President and Fellows of Harvard College" as the recipient. 

For gifts specific to the Varsity Club, select "Harvard Varsity Club" as the recipient.

Questions? Please contact



Select the sport below for more information on respective Friends Groups.


Baseball   Basketball Fencing Field Hockey
Football   Golf Ice Hockey Lacrosse
Polo Club   Rowing Women's Rugby Sailing
Skiing   Soccer Softball Squash
Swimming & Diving   Tennis Track & Field Men's Volleyball
Women's Volleyball   Water Polo Wrestling Quigley Society


All gifts to the Harvard Athletics Friends groups will receive Class and FAS Campaign Credit.  The Department of Harvard Athletics, the Friends groups, and Harvard Varsity Club encourage all alumni to make an additional gift to the Harvard College Fund to support the overall experience for our student-athletes, which includes the College's commitment to financial aid.