Since its founding in 1966, the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra Foundation (formerly known as the Harvard Pierian Foundation) has provided financial support and practical assistance to the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra (the “HRO”) in ways both large and small. In more recent years, the Foundation’s work has expanded to include developing opportunities for engagement of HRO alumni/ae with each other and with the HRO.
To sustain the traditions and aspirations of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra and to foster lifelong connections among past, present, and future generations of HRO players.
To provide resources to enable HRO to pursue projects furthering musical excellence to be shared with audiences around the world
To empower HRO’s student leaders by offering business experience and providing institutional memory
To encourage interaction among HRO’s players and alumni/ae and their larger communities through artistic, educational, and social programming
The Foundation is led by a Board of 4 officers, 24 directors drawn from HRO alumni/ae and community supporters, and several representatives of HRO’s artistic and student leadership.
In addition, the Foundation’s work is furthered by its six standing committees: Development, Alumni Engagement, Student Relations, Communications, Finance, and Governance.