Keep the Old Sheet Flying.

Support the Crimson Today.

Support the future of student journalism


For nearly 150 years, The Harvard Crimson has set the gold standard for excellence in college journalism, sparking campus-wide discourse that dramatically enriches the Harvard experience. As a Crimson alum, you likely remember your hours spent at 14 Plympton Street as some of the most memorable and valuable of your college years - time that honed critical skills, and also made you part of something larger than yourself.

The Crimson of tomorrow will be a critical training ground for the journalists, thinkers, and leaders of the future. It is vital that we ensure the newspaper's continued relevance and impact for generations to come with investments in three key areas: innovation, financial aid, and infrastructure. The Crimson must keep pace with the rapidly changing media landscape, ensure that lack of financial resources does not bar students from participation, and update infrastructure and technology to ensure The Crimson continues to thrive for the next 150 years and beyond.

We will raise an unprecedented $15 million in celebration of The Crimson's 150 th anniversary, engaging friends and alumni of The Crimson in upholding our independence and legacy of excellence. Alumni have come together over the years to construct and renovate 14 Plympton St, modernize technology, and expand access for all Harvard students regardless of socioeconomic background through the Financial Aid Program. This campaign will be the largest fundraising effort in the history of The Crimson - and indeed all college journalism.

Testimonials

“It is critically important for The Crimson to have the resources necessary to thrive in a digital media world. An endowment that enables The Crimson's undergraduate leaders to attract and retain the best talent, afford the best technology, and operate in a modern space is the answer.” - Robert Decherd '73, Chairman, DallasNews Corporation.

"[My contribution to the campaign] is a gift to the future, to help make sure that even as a changing media environment transforms the physical aspects of putting out a newspaper, the excitement and adventure of working on The Crimson will be there for future generations of Harvard students." - Linda Greenhouse '68, Pulitzer prizewinning journalist.

“My time at The Crimson… would not have been possible without the Crimson Financial Aid program. This Harvard institution continues to open its doors more broadly to students of all backgrounds than many people could ever have imagined. And I hope that this will only continue.” - Abby Phillip '10, CNN Anchor and Senior Political Correspondent.

Campaign Priorities

Innovation:

$6 million

Creating a Future of The Crimson Innovation Fund to ensure that The Crimson is positioned to meet its daily operating expenses and acquire core technology critical to our continued relevance and impact.

Financial Aid:

$6 million

Expanding our Crimson Financial Aid Program, key in building a diverse writing and editing staff and empowering underrepresented perspectives in the field of journalism.

Infrastructure:

$3 million

Funding essential renovations of our building at 14 Plympton Street.

Keep the Old Sheet Flying.

Support the Crimson Today.

Support the future of student journalism


For nearly 150 years, The Harvard Crimson has set the gold standard for excellence in college journalism, sparking campus-wide discourse that dramatically enriches the Harvard experience. As a Crimson alum, you likely remember your hours spent at 14 Plympton Street as some of the most memorable and valuable of your college years - time that honed critical skills, and also made you part of something larger than yourself.

The Crimson of tomorrow will be a critical training ground for the journalists, thinkers, and leaders of the future. It is vital that we ensure the newspaper's continued relevance and impact for generations to come with investments in three key areas: innovation, financial aid, and infrastructure. The Crimson must keep pace with the rapidly changing media landscape, ensure that lack of financial resources does not bar students from participation, and update infrastructure and technology to ensure The Crimson continues to thrive for the next 150 years and beyond.

We will raise an unprecedented $15 million in celebration of The Crimson's 150 th anniversary, engaging friends and alumni of The Crimson in upholding our independence and legacy of excellence. Alumni have come together over the years to construct and renovate 14 Plympton St, modernize technology, and expand access for all Harvard students regardless of socioeconomic background through the Financial Aid Program. This campaign will be the largest fundraising effort in the history of The Crimson - and indeed all college journalism.

Testimonials

“It is critically important for The Crimson to have the resources necessary to thrive in a digital media world. An endowment that enables The Crimson's undergraduate leaders to attract and retain the best talent, afford the best technology, and operate in a modern space is the answer.” - Robert Decherd '73, Chairman, DallasNews Corporation.

"[My contribution to the campaign] is a gift to the future, to help make sure that even as a changing media environment transforms the physical aspects of putting out a newspaper, the excitement and adventure of working on The Crimson will be there for future generations of Harvard students." - Linda Greenhouse '68, Pulitzer prizewinning journalist.

“My time at The Crimson… would not have been possible without the Crimson Financial Aid program. This Harvard institution continues to open its doors more broadly to students of all backgrounds than many people could ever have imagined. And I hope that this will only continue.” - Abby Phillip '10, CNN Anchor and Senior Political Correspondent.

Campaign Priorities

Innovation:

$6 million

Creating a Future of The Crimson Innovation Fund to ensure that The Crimson is positioned to meet its daily operating expenses and acquire core technology critical to our continued relevance and impact.

Financial Aid:

$6 million

Expanding our Crimson Financial Aid Program, key in building a diverse writing and editing staff and empowering underrepresented perspectives in the field of journalism.

Infrastructure:

$3 million

Funding essential renovations of our building at 14 Plympton Street.