Giving Societies

Donors to the Radcliffe Institute are welcomed into a community of alumnae/i and friends who share a commitment to advancing the work of the Institute. Our giving societies celebrate this commitment by recognizing the generosity of our supporters and providing unique opportunities to engage directly with the work their philanthropy makes possible.


Radcliffe Institute Associates give $1,000 or more annually to Radcliffe. As supporters at this level, they ensure Radcliffe remains a place where new ideas across the disciplines are generated and shared with a worldwide audience. As leaders in the Institute’s donor community, Associates:

  • Receive insider communications about the Institute’s people, programs, and collections
  • Gain access to early registration and special invitations for select events
  • Are recognized by Radcliffe and the Harvard College Fund for enabling the Institute’s achievements

For additional information about the Associates program, please contact

Leadership Society

The Radcliffe Institute Leadership Society is a community of generous donors who give $5,000 or more annually, including those who contribute at the Keystone level with annual gifts of $25,000 or more. Nearly 90% of Radcliffe’s annual fundraising revenue is driven by Leadership Society donors.

Above all, the Leadership Society is a donor community united in the belief that interdisciplinary collaboration leads to transformative impact. Donors partake of the Institute’s intellectual offerings while contributing crucial support that strengthens Radcliffe’s mission of interdisciplinary discovery. Leadership Society donors are invited to participate in curated engagement opportunities—in Cambridge, across the United States, and remotely—to experience the impact of their generosity firsthand. As a Leadership Society donor, you can:

  • Attend private virtual events with the Institute’s leaders, scientists, scholars, artists, and public intellectuals
  • Receive recognition at events, through published donor rolls, and from the Institute’s leadership
  • Discover the important work that you are making possible through insider communications
  • Participate in private gallery tours led by Radcliffe artists and curators

For additional information about the Radcliffe Institute Leadership Society, please contact

Ann Radcliffe Society

Alumnae/i and friends who have made planned gifts and estate plans for the Radcliffe Institute are welcomed as members of the Ann Radcliffe Society. The society is named for philanthropist Lady Ann Radcliffe Mowlson, whose bequest established Harvard’s first endowed scholarship in 1643 and inspired the naming of Radcliffe College in 1894.

Planned giving encompasses a variety of philanthropic strategies, including bequests and legacy giving, that can help you provide for the Radcliffe Institute while also advancing your own financial and personal objectives. For more information, please visit Harvard’s planned giving website or contact University Planned Giving at

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