My name is Bobby Joyce ’87, and I am the newly elected President of the Harvard Varsity Club. As a former Harvard football player and Kirkland House resident, I have found that the HVC is a great way to stay connected both with the Athletics Department and the University at large. But the Harvard Varsity Club does so much more.
Founded in 1886, the Harvard Varsity Club is driven by its Mission: “To preserve the traditions, foster the ideals, and advance the interests of Harvard Athletics.” We do this in a variety of ways, including, among others:

  • Hosting the Senior Letterwinners’ Dinner the evening before Commencement 

  • Awarding exclusive Polo Ralph Lauren lettersweaters to all first-time Major H recipients through the Susan and Cory Thabit ’90 Lettersweater Program

  • Sponsoring a career services program for current and alumni student-athletes

  • Hosting regional networking and social events across the country

  • Celebrating Harvard Athletics’ finest with induction into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame

  • Providing fundraising, stewardship, and event management support to the Friends groups

As you can read in this booklet, the HVC profoundly impacted the lives of thousands within the Harvard Athletics community during the 2015-16 academic year. But with your help, we can do much more.

As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the HVC relies on the support of our alumni and friends to make this impact. In addition to supporting the past, present, and future of Harvard Athletics, your membership dues and additional contributions are fully tax-deductible.

If you are an active member of the HVC, THANK YOU for your continued support. If you are not, I ask that you consider becoming an active member in what is Harvard University's largest affinity group. As an active HVC member you will reap the benefits for years to come, for we are… Your Team for Life.

Bobby Joyce ’87
Harvard Varsity Club President