“The whole idea of bringing together a group of scholars from different disciplines to interact with one another and giving them the time to really work on a project—whether research, a book, or a play—is thrilling. Giving brought me closer to the Radcliffe community. It’s been fun, too, going to the talks and meeting new people.”
Do I get Harvard class credit for my gift?
Yes! Your gift to the Radcliffe Institute will receive credit here and with the Harvard College Fund (HCF). If you prefer not to receive credit in the HCF, please inform us when making your gift.
How do I make a matching gift or find out if my company will match my gift?
You can double the impact of your contribution through your organization’s matching gift program.
How do I make a gift of stock?
You may receive tax benefits by making a gift of appreciated stock.
Can I make a gift in memory or honor of someone?
Can I dedicate a gift specifically to the Fellowship Program, Schlesinger Library, or Academic Ventures?
Yes. Simply indicate your preference on your annual appeal reply card or in the memo section of your check.
How can I find out if a planned gift is right for me?
Planned giving encompasses a variety of philanthropic strategies that help you provide for the Radcliffe Institute while also advancing your own financial and personal objectives.
Does Radcliffe have matching funds available?
Yes. In order for the Radcliffe Institute to ensure that its work continues into the future, the Institute has established a special matching gift program for endowed funds.
How will my gift make an impact?
Your gift helps the Institute by supporting the work of the Fellowship Program, initiatives of the Schlesinger Library, and our Academic Ventures program.
Since the creation of the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program in 1999, applications have more than doubled, and the number of science applicants alone has tripled. Your gift supports fellows at different points in their careers by giving them space, resources, and time to explore the boundaries of their research.
The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America is the nation’s premier repository for materials that capture the experience of women in America. To maintain the library’s position of preeminence, the Institute needs support for the acquisition, processing, and preservation of collections. Holdings that have benefitted from recent support include the papers of the National Organization for Women; the culinary collection, including the papers of Julia Child and M.F.K. Fisher; and special items, such as the personal papers of Betty Friedan and Helen Keller and the diary of Susan B. Anthony.
Your contribution to Academic Ventures helps bring together faculty from across the University and around the world in workshops and seminars that launch new research and reinforce the Institute’s commitment to the arts. Your gift provides support for the conferences, symposia, and lectures where leading thinkers share emerging ideas with the public.
Where can I learn more about the Institute's people, programs, and collections?
- Meet our leadership
- Meet our fellows
- Explore Academic Ventures
- View materials at the Schlesinger Library
- Annual Report
- Radcliffe Magazine
- Schlesinger Library newsletter
- Radcliffe in the news
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