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Endowment

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Politics

Faust to Lobby for Endowment Tax Repeal

University President Drew G. Faust will meet with two members of Congress this week to discuss a proposed bipartisan repeal of the endowment tax passed in December.

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Endowment

In Drought-Stricken Central California, Harvard Hopes to Turn Water Into Wine

Harvard owns 7,500 acres of vineyards in Cuyama Valley, California. Water scarcity threatens the future of agriculture in the region.

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Endowment

Endowment Tax Could Affect Harvard's Pension Investments

The Republican tax overhaul passed in December may impact the pensions of Harvard employees hired before 2001 and the University is currently “reviewing” the situation.

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Fundraising

Capital Campaign Reaches Goal on Financial Aid

With just months left in Harvard’s record-breaking capital campaign, the school has met its $600 million financial aid goal.

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Endowment

Tax Bill Changes Landscape for Potential Harvard Donors

This could be bad news for organizations that depend heavily on donations—including institutions of higher education like Harvard.

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Endowment

Faust Talks Impact of Endowment Tax

University President Drew G. Faust said the unprecedented endowment tax will have a "pretty significant" impact on funding for Harvard initiatives.

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College Finance

Republican Tax Plan Could Mean Added Business Income Tax for Harvard

​Hidden in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed last year is a change in the way taxes are calculated for nonprofits that could lead to increased expenses for Harvard.

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Endowment

Alumni Write to Bacow Urging New HMC Investment Strategy

Instead of using hedge funds to manage its money, the University should shift half of its $37.1 billion endowment into lower-cost funds tracking the S&P 500, the letter’s signatories argued.

Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School

Medical School Reaches $750 Million Capital Campaign Goal

Harvard Medical School’s capital campaign reached its $750 million goal earlier this month, administrators announced Wednesday.

University Fundraising in FY 2017
Endowment

Harvard Raised Record-High $1.28 billion in FY 2017, Topping Stanford

Fiscal Year 2017 marks the fourth consecutive year that the University has raised over $1 billion, according to data from the Council for Aid to Education.

Harvard Management Company
Central Administration

Experts Say Impact of Endowment Tax on Harvard Investments Remains Unclear

Experts say the effect of the federal tax on Harvard’s endowment remains unclear as the government continues to work out features of the new law.

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Endowment

HMC Real Estate Team Spins Off to Bain Capital

Harvard Management Corporation's real estate team will now be housed at Boston private equity firm Bain Capital.

HMC Endowment Composition
Endowment

Univ. Endowment Fell Behind National Average, Report Finds

​Harvard’s endowment returns fell three points below the national average for college and university endowments in fiscal year 2017.

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Politics

Stand With Puerto Rico

A protestor waves the Syrian national flag while carrying a sign for the "Stand With Puerto Rico" protest Wednesday afternoon.

Harvard Management Company
GSAS

What the New Tax Plan Means for Harvard

As University affiliates work to understand and respond to the tax plan, here’s a brief explanation of what the bill means for Harvard.

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