F.O. Matthiessen Visiting Professorship of Gender and Sexuality. Realizing a two-decade dream, HGLC has successfully completed a $1.5 million campaign to endow a visiting professorship at Harvard College in LGBT studies. The Matthiessen Campaign Committee, co-chaired by Harvard Overseer Mitchell Adams, AB '66, MBA '69, and HAA Elected Director Kevin Jennings, AB '85, and comprised of over 20 lead donors and Caucus leaders, announced at Commencement in 2009 that it had reached its goal. Over time, however, the Caucus would like to increase the endowment so that eventually Matthiessen scholars will be able to visit every semester as opposed to the current arrangement. Consequently, the Harvard Development Office will continue to offer Harvard & Radcliffe College alumni/ae class and reunion gift credit for current and future donations to the Matthiessen Professorship.
The Open Gate, A Fund for Gay & Lesbian Life at Harvard University, is the historical vehicle for charitable giving within the GLBT Harvard community.