Why We Need Your Support
We are dedicated to creating a Harvard Magazine of the highest quality. Your donations ensure the magazine’s service to you and help us extend awareness of Harvard University’s contributions to others in the community and the world. Journalism of this quality and depth, like the University’s superb research and teaching, requires additional support.
Through the pages of the bimonthly Harvard Magazine and online, we report on the intellectual work of the University—one of the premier research and teaching institutions in the world—and help keep alumni, faculty, staff, and other readers informed about the events and policies that will shape Harvard’s future, affect higher education, and influence the wider world.
We hope you, our readers, will continue to support the magazine’s unusual, invaluable freedom to report on your behalf with editorial independence and integrity.
Contributions from our readers are enormously important. They provide one-third of our operating revenue and are used solely to support the magazine and its mission of keeping alumni connected to the University and each other.
Putting Your Gifts to Work
The criterion for a Harvard Magazine story is simple: is it good for readers? Something that will help readers understand the University, or see how students and faculty interact today, or learn how new research enhances knowledge and the ability to effect change, or will enrich their appreciation of fellow members of this great, global University community?
Donations from readers enable Harvard Magazine to:
- use our editorial freedom to report objectively and in-depth about University news and policies—for example, by detailing not just campaign-gift totals, but their intellectual importance to donor and institution alike, as in “Harvard Engineering…Receives $400M Endowment Gift.”
- hire the best qualified writers to report on the latest in research and teaching underway at the University. See, for example, “The Science of Scarcity” from the May-June 2015 issue.
- travel to other countries to report on Harvard alumni and faculty who are making a difference around the world. See “Sowing Seeds,” from the January-February 2014 issue.
- hire Harvard College undergraduates to report on the student perspective during the academic year and during the summer. See the Ledecky Fellowship and Steiner Fellowship pages for more information.
- produce special editions like the expanded coverage of the 375th Anniversary of Harvard College.
Other Ways to Support the Magazine
For many donors, a bequest is the most realistic way of making a significant gift to the magazine. An unrestricted bequest intended for the general purposes of the magazine may read simply:
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