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Before 2017, DOUBLE your gift to Harvardwood!

We know Harvardians love a good competition, so we’re throwing down the gauntlet and asking you to meet our first-ever Founders’ Challenge this winter! All you have to do is donate any amount to Harvardwood by the end of 2016 and it will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000! To double your donation, please make a gift by Dec. 31st. Our goal is to achieve 100% participation from our members.

Harvardwood began in 1999 as an informal email list of Harvard alums working in the arts, media, and entertainment. Thanks to the vision, commitment, and tireless efforts of dedicated volunteers, including Harvardwood Founders Mia Riverton Alpert, Stacy Cohen, and Adam Fratto, Harvardwood has since exploded into a vibrant community with multiple chapters worldwide and an online database of 7,500+ Harvard-affiliated subscribers.

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Congratulations to the 2016 Harvardwood Heroes!

After reviewing numerous outstanding community service proposals, we are delighted to present to you the following 2016 Harvardwood Heroes. Each grant recipient will receive $500 to use at his/her discretion.

This year's Heroes are:

  • Jang Lee AB '19 | Harvard ARTZ (HARTZ) (Cambridge, MA)

  • Raz Mason MDV '09 | MindUP with Movies (The Dalles, OR)

  • Erin Sweeney MPP '07 Antonio Valla MUP '08 | GlassRoots (Newark, NJ)

  • Rylie Zhang AB '13 | No Limits Media (Boston, MA) 

Read more about our Heroes and their community service projects!

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Shop the 2016 Harvardwood Holiday Silent Auction!


The 2016 Harvardwood Holiday Silent Auction IS NOW LIVE

Head over to our online silent auction page and #getyourbidon by Wednesday, December 14th, 12pm PT. This year's hot items include:

  • VIP Lunches with Amy Aquino (BOSCH, WHITE OLEANDER), Peter Blake (HOUSE, THE PRACTICE, HEMLOCK GROVE), Jonathan Eirich (President of Film, Lin Pictures), and Anne Fulenwider (Editor-in-Chief, MARIE CLAIRE)
  • Scripts for HACKSAW RIDGE, MISS SLOANE, JACKIE, and HELL OR HIGH WATER autographed by Vince Vaughn, Jessica Chastain, Noah Oppenheim, Mel Gibson, Taylor Sheridan, Jeff Bridges, and more
  • Special memorabilia items from current hit TV series including Mr. RobotCrazy Ex-Girlfriend, and The People v. OJ Simpson
  • Premiere seats to Dodgers, Clippers, and Lakers games
  • VIP tickets to a CONAN taping + an autographed photo of Conan O'Brien
  • AND A TON MORE

Auction items will continue to be added throughout the duration of the auction, so bookmark this page and check it frequently for updates. 

And this year, bidding is especially easy! You can simply text your bid amount to (678) 974-0950 with the item code and your bid amount. You'll then be notified by when you're outbid, so you can keep track of the items you want and make sure you're the winning bidder when the auction ends at 12pm PT on Dec. 14th.

See the photo instructions below on how to bid by text. If you prefer, you can still place bids on your computer or mobile device.

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Enter the LA Holly Jolly Jubilee RAFFLE

Guests at our LA Holly Jolly Jubilee can enter our raffle for great prizes and holiday gifts. Preview some of the raffle items below, and then purchase raffle tickets online in advance or bring cash to the party ($1, $5, and $10 raffle ticket options).

December 7, 2016
7:30pm - 10:30pm
St. Felix Hollywood
1602 N Cahuenga Blvd
entrance via patio on Selma

The raffle winners will be announced around 9:15pm at the Dec. 7th holiday party. If you haven't already, RSVP online in advance for discounted tickets! All walk-ins will be $25 at the door, regardless of Harvardwood membership status. 

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#GivingTuesday is Nov. 29th | Contribute to Harvardwood!

After the dust has settled on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, get back into the spirit of giving with #GivingTuesday on Tuesday, Nov. 29th!

There are many ways to give to Harvardwood. You can select a specific program fund to support, if you want your contribution to go directly to the Harvardwood 101 Fund, the Writers Program Fund, or the Harvardwood Heroes Fund.

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Now available for purchase: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS - An Anthology

Get it while it's hot off the press! Harvardwood Publishing's first original anthology, The Seven Deadly Sins, is now available for purchase in paperback and Kindle formats!

The Seven Deadly Sins, featuring poets and fiction writers from around the world, is a no-holds barred selection of writing on the darker parts of human nature, which we mostly try to repress or at least keep hidden.

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Volunteer at the annual Harvardwood holiday party!

We need YOU! Please sign up to volunteer at our annual holiday party taking place Dec. 7th at St. Felix Hollywood in Los Angeles!

Volunteers will be needed for 1.5-hour shifts (7:30pm - 9pm or 9pm - 10:30pm) and will need to arrive at least 20 minutes before their "shift" starts to help out. We need folks to cover the registration desk, the raffle, and the silent auction table. In addition to free admission to the party, volunteers will receive 2 months of complimentary Harvardwood membership.

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Follow us on Instagram!

If you're on Instagram, please follow us @HarvardwoodOfficial.

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Students, the Harvardwood 101 deadline is Oct. 17th!

Current students, you've got until October 17, 2016 to apply to the Harvardwood 101 J-termship program!

The Harvardwood 101 career exploration program brings two dozen current undergraduates to Los Angeles during the January term and provides a series of career-related activities in order to demystify Hollywood and educate them about careers in the entertainment industry.  The program began in 2003 and is cosponsored by Harvard University's Office for the Arts and the Office of Career Services.

The 2017 Harvardwood 101 program will run from Monday, Jan. 2nd to Sunday, Jan. 22, 2016.

  • The MANDATORY bootcamp week will run from Jan. 2-6th.
  • The OPTIONAL J-termship program will run from Jan. 9-22nd, or a portion thereof.
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Do community service? Apply for a $500 unrestricted Harvardwood Heroes grant!

Apply this fall to become a 2016 Harvardwood Heroes and receive a $500 unrestricted grant! The deadline to submit your grant proposal is Oct. 15, 2016.

Harvardwood awards $500 grants* to applicants who have demonstrated a distinguished level of service to their organizations of choice. Every year, grant winners will be determined by the strength of their proposal. They will receive the first $250 upon announcement of the winners and the balance of the grant upon submission of a final essay six months later. 

You do not need to be a Harvardwood member to receive a Harvardwood Heroes grant (applicants must be current students, alums, staff, or faculty), although Harvardwood members and/or applicants whose service project is arts-related will receive priority consideration.

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For companies: Meet and host Harvard interns this January!

The Harvardwood 101 career exploration program brings two dozen current undergraduates to Los Angeles during the January term and provides a series of career-related activities in order to demystify Hollywood and educate them about careers in the entertainment industry.

READ ON if your company has offices in Los Angeles and you're interested in:

  • Having Harvardwood 101 students visit your office;
  • Hosting a company informational;
  • Interviewing current Harvard students for summer internship opportunities
  • Having a Harvard intern for two weeks in January (Jan. 9 - 20, 2017)
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Apply to be matched with a mentor in 2016-17!

Seeking a mentor in your field in the arts, media, or entertainment? Apply by October 7th for your opportunity to be matched with a Harvardwood mentor this year.

The Harvardwood Mentorship Program fosters meaningful professional relationships by matching Harvard graduates with more established alums in their fields of interest for a period of eight months of one-on-one career mentoring.

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