The Harvard College Fund Parents Committee brings together parent volunteers to foster a sense of community among parents of Harvard students around the world. Committee members help develop relationships between the college and parents and assist in recruiting volunteers. They also attend or host regional events for parents, including Parents Leadership Weekend in Cambridge.
Another important role of committee members is fundraising for the school. Leading by example, committee members who donate at least $1,000 per year belong to the Associates Committee, and those who donate at $5,000 annually earn a spot among the Leadership Gifts Committee. At both levels, parents serve a one-year renewable term.
Parents who donate at least $50,000 per year earn a spot among the Regional Vice Chairs and serve a two-year renewable term. Finally, those who donate at least $100,000 annually may receive a special invitation to serve as co-chairs on the Harvard College Fund Executive Committee. In this role, they serve a two-year renewable term and lead events and meetings throughout the year.