Giving

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Harvard College Women’s Center! 


Your support allows the Women’s Center to carry out our mission and to enrich students’ experiences at Harvard. Nearly 60% of the Women’s Center’s annual budget comes from the support of alumni and friends in the form of endowed funds or individual gifts.


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Student Grants

Student organizations, like Women in Medicine, use ART grant funds to organize programming that raises awareness of women's and gender issues among students, such as their recent "The Many Methods to Medicine" event.

The Many Methods to Medicine poster, 6pm ET, October 23, 2021

Mentors and mentees standing and talking

Mentorship

For undergraduate mentees, our Women in STEM Mentorship Program helps in academic and career planning by providing academic and job-specific information and potential career paths, building career networking skills, and assisting with job placement after graduation. Funding supports the platform our program runs on, as well as program orientation and events. 

 

Women's Leadership

One of the most robust transformational leadership development opportunities we provide is through our internship programs. In their work, our interns engage in identity reflection, practice interpersonal skills, and collaboratively clarifying our team values annually. The Fund to Support the Harvard College Women’s Center helps support intern payroll and training costs.

Graduate interns posing in front of HCWC banner

Students holding up art in the Women's Center

Community 

Support for our work provides a physical and nonphysical space where all facets of an individual’s identity are validated; allowing honesty, vulnerability, and openness to dialogue. 

2020-21 Accomplishments

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Events per year

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Instagram followers

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Leadership opportunities

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Mentoring connections

Student Voices

One of my favorite workshops to lead was the one for Radcliffe for their Emerging Leaders Program...on the feedback of our second to last workshop, somebody mentioned that it was still very much centered around the idea of a gender binary and that genderqueer voices seemed like an afterthought. I really appreciated that comment because that is more work that could be done on our end to revisit the structure and content of the workshop. Being on the Education Committee was a learning experience for me and I loved every minute of it, for the work I did and for the people I was able to work with!

–Joselyn V. '21

Being a Women’s Week co-chair this year was an exciting experience that pushed me to grow as a leader and sharpen my communication, organizational skills, and learn the ins and outs of putting together a week's worth of events, from the budgetary/financial side of things to graphic design. The lessons I learned from this experience are invaluable and ones that I believe will help me immensely not only as an intern at the Women’s Center but in the classroom, off-campus, and in my life. 

–Sawyer T-A. '23

Gift Funds

1

Harvard College Women’s Center

Fund #331400

Supports the current-year operations of the Center and may be used to augment educational programs and events, to support the operation of the Center, or for the purchase of publications, supplies, or other needs for fulfillment of the Center’s mission.

2

Ann Radcliffe Trust

Fund #331402

Supports student projects and student organizations that promote women’s leadership on campus, raise the visibility of women, and address the significance of gender in society.

3

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Mentor Program 

Fund #331404

Funds our WiSTEM mentorship program, which was established to build community among women in STEM by matching undergraduates with graduate students in similar fields as well as create programming that fosters the growth and development of students.

Opportunities to Support the Women's Center

$60

Covers the cost of keeping the Women’s Center open for student use for one night
 

$3,690

Supports one undergraduate student internship at the HCWC for one year

$150

Supports one small discussion-based event in the Women’s Center lounge
 

$5,000

Covers the cost of our annual Women’s Week celebration in March

$250

Supports one large panel discussion or film screening event on campus

 

$7,500

Supports the annual subscription of our mentorship platform

$500

Funds meals for a leadership or skill-building workshop for undergraduates

 

$10,000

Finances the annual Women's Leadership Celebration and Awards

$2,500

Covers kick-off event for our Women in STEM Mentorship Program

 

$15,000

Covers 100% of student grant requests we receive for one academic year

Giving Packages

Three mosaics hung above a couch in the Women's Center lounge

Welcoming Space Package 

$7,500

Intern coverage for 3 nights a week, space renewal, community snacks and other goods 

2019 Women's Leadership Awards recipients with flowers and awards

Leadership Package 

$15,000

Funds one leadership training or skill-building workshop, one undergraduate student internship at the HCWC for one year, and the Women’s Leadership Awards and Celebration 

Long sleeves with Women's Week written down the side

Programming Package

$19,400

6 small discussion-based “Let’s Talk” events in the Women’s Center, Women's Week programming, covers 100% of student grant requests we receive for one academic year 

Panel of speakers for WiSTEM Career Panel in Fong Auditorium

WiSTEM Package

$22,400

The annual cost of the WiSTEM orientation, WiSTea programming, Year-end Career Panel, graduate assistant salary, and platform fees

 

Giving to the Women's Center

With a Credit Card

To make a gift by credit card to the Harvard College Women’s Center, go to the give online section of the Harvard Campaign Website for general University gifts and follow these instructions:

  1. Click on the Give to a School button, and when selecting a school/affiliate to donate to, please choose College from the list, select an amount to donate, then under Select a fund*, choose Other from the dropdown menu.
     
  2. Enter a note in the Other Fund Name box with instructions that this gift should go to the Harvard College Women’s Center Fund #XXXXXX. (Fill in the appropriate fund # for one of our three funds listed below.)

*Harvard College Women’s Center (fund #331400), Ann Radcliffe Trust (fund #331402), Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Mentor Program Fund (Fund #331404)

With a Check

Gifts by check may be mailed to one of the following locations:

Harvard College Women’s Center
Attn: Bridget Duffy
Canaday Hall, B Entry
Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard University
PO Box 419209
Boston, MA 02241-9209

Please make checks payable to The President and Fellows of Harvard College and include a note in the memo line of the check Harvard College Women’s Center Fund* #XXXXXX, HCWC Fund #XXXXXX, or simply #XXXXXX. Please note: if you do not note a fund number, your check will be directed to the Fund to Support the Harvard College Women’s Center (fund #331400).

*Harvard College Women’s Center (fund #331400), Ann Radcliffe Trust (fund #331402), Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Mentor Program Fund (Fund #331404)

 


Thank you for your generous support!

Gifts to the Women's Center are tax-deductible and eligible for Harvard College Class Credit

If you would like to fund a specific Women’s Center initiative, discuss opportunities for directed gifts and acknowledgment of your support, please contact our director at hcwc@fas.harvard.edu or (617) 496-2029.