Reunion co-chairs will assign committee members to coordinate specific events and areas of the Reunion. Event coordinators will work together and with the HAA to brainstorm ideas for events, locations, DJ/band/entertainment, vendors and décor, and any event details. Event coordinators will work within a budget that is set by the co-chairs and the HAA. The HAA will handle all billing and vendor coordination on behalf of the Reunion Committee. Reunion subcommittees/event coordinators should provide
informative reports to co-chairs, the HAA, and the rest of the Reunion Committee.
Reunion Committee Assignments include:
- Pre-Reunion Events/City Captains – most often for major cities with large classmate population
- Thursday Night Event
- Friday Symposia
- Friday Night Event
- Saturday Field Day
- Saturday Night Event
- Sunday Brunch
- Memorial Service
- Class Report – most often the Class Secretary
The Harvard College Fund (HCF) relies on a dedicated volunteer corps of more than 1,500 College alumni and alumnae, working in partnership with the Harvard Alumni Association for the benefit of the class and the College. The HCF community spans 60+ class years, raising critical support for a range of priority endeavors across Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), which includes the College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. HCF volunteers are the heart of FAS fundraising.
Volunteers on your class’s fundraising team are committed to sustaining Harvard, setting an example, building community, creating connections, and celebrating loyalty. It takes a diverse and dedicated group of classmates to achieve meaningful results—some volunteers focus on cultivating and securing major gifts while others devote their energies to encouraging a high volume of gifts of any size. All volunteers and donors have a significant impact on both a class’s dollar and participation goals.
What’s more, volunteers and donors open doors for Harvard students and provide the transformative educational experience for which Harvard is known.
All committee members, regardless of specific role, commit to the following:
Consider Your Own Support
- Think of a gift or pledge that is meaningful to you. Then act on it. It will feel great!
- Commit early. You can set an example, be a more effective solicitor, and help establish a core of support for your class.
Celebrate and Encourage Loyalty
- Ask classmates to join you in supporting Harvard. You will be most effective with friends or peers who could make a gift similar to yours.
- You are not alone! Learn from other Harvard volunteer leaders, let the staff in Cambridge help you, and stay informed by participating in conference calls and HCF webinars.
- Learn about the 1636 Society and the importance of loyalty at all levels. Share these messages with friends.
Build Community and Create Connections
- Attend events and bring your friends.
- Discuss class lists with your HCF officer to map networks.
- Get others to join the team; making an effort to represent different Houses, academic interests, undergraduate activities, current geographic areas, industries, and more.
- Host gatherings to bring classmates together and foster engagement.
Interested in joining the 5th Reunion Gift Committee? Contact our Harvard College Fund Class Officer, Evan St. George, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-496-6242.