Black & Gold Ball


We are saddened to announce the cancellation of The 2021 Black and Gold Ball due to COVID-19.


2021 Black & Gold Ball Cancellation due to COVID-19

On behalf of Harvard Community Education Foundation and its Board of Directors, we wanted to update you on the status of this year’s Black & Gold Ball originally scheduled for Saturday November 13th, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 and its far-reaching effects, the Board has agreed that it is best to cancel the Black & Gold Ball for 2021.

The Harvard Community Education Foundation was established in 1996, and in those 24 years has steadily grown its’ endowment. The Harvard community, local businesses and individuals, as well as support from people and companies beyond our borders, are the reasons for our sustained growth. In the last 6 six years alone, the HCEF granted over $300,000 in Mini Grants, Mega Grants, and scholarships to further the education of the students of the Harvard Community School District. (Please find attached the summary of the last three years of the HCEF assets and allocations complete with the total dollars allocated by the HCEF for Grants and scholarships.)

The Annual Black & Gold Ball is the only event the Foundation hosts each year and is the primary fundraiser for the organization, it also provides the HCEF a platform to recognize community involvement, clarify our mission and share our ideas about the future of the Foundation.

With the Ball not being held this year, any financial support that you or your firm are able provide would greatly help us to continue to fulfill our mission of Enriching & Expanding Educational Opportunities of Students Enrolled in Harvard Schools. If you are able to support us this year, please use the enclosed envelop or donate directly via our website

Consider donating directly or setting up a Planned Giving Strategy.

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Date for the 2022 Black & Gold Ball is TBD at this time.

Thank you again for your many years of supporting the Foundation.