Physical Facility Info

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Background
In response to alumni interest in a physical facility, the Harvard Club Board of Directors conducted an extensive evaluation of potential options in 2017.  A careful assessment of our financial position and operating model confirmed that the Harvard Club is not in a position to purchase, lease, and/or operate a physical facility as a near term strategy.  However, this does not mean that DC area alumni need to wait years before they can enjoy the benefits of a physical facility.


After an extensive research initiative of local area clubs, the Harvard Club of Washington, DC Board of Directors is pleased to continue supporting a joint membership promotion with The University Club of Washington, DC.
 


Membership Promotion Details

The University Club of Washington, DC has offered the following incentives:

  • waiving of the initiation fee (a significant savings of $500-$5000)*
  • waiving of the first year of Health Club membership dues (a savings of $600+)
  • waiving of the first six months of the food and beverage minimum (a savings of $150-$600 depending on age of applicant)

* requires prepayment of first 12 months of University Club membership dues
 

This promotion has been extended and will run through June 30, 2019 and is being coordinated through the Harvard Club of Washington, DC Physical Facility Committee.  To request additional information on  University Club membership, pricing details, and health club information, please go to: https://www.universityclubdc.com/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=364753&ssid=275417&vnf=1 or contact Kathleen Keenan, Director of Membership, University Club at kkeenan@universityclubdc.com or 202-824-1380.  The Harvard Club Physical Facility Committee can be reached at facility@harvard-dc.org.

Terms and Conditions
Eligibility for University Club membership incentive is predicated on a paid Sustaining Facility level membership to the Harvard Club of Washington, DC.  This offer applies to current Harvard Club members (must renew at Sustaining Facility level for upcoming year) as well as prospective Harvard Club members (must join the Harvard Club with fully paid Sustaining Facility level membership).  For Harvard Club membership details, please visit http://hcdc.clubs.harvard.edu/memsub.html 
 

  • The regular Sustaining Facility level membership fee is $600 for singles and $750 for couples
  • New in 2019: The Recent Graduate Sustaining Facility level membership fee is $300 for singles and $450 for couples

The Harvard Club makes no guaranties with respect to University Club applications for membership and maintains no liability for any events held through the University Club.  Memberships to the University Club obtained through this promotion are at the risk of the members and do not constitute an endorsement by the Harvard Club.
 

Additionally, Harvard Club members who accept University Club membership under the noted terms may not be able to deduct Harvard Club membership dues, as the expected benefits surpass the cost of a Sustaining Facility membership.  Please contact a tax professional for guidance.   


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
 

Q: Where should I direct any questions relating to membership/application to the Harvard Club of Washington, DC?
Membership information, along with the online membership application to the Harvard Club, can be found at: http://hcdc.clubs.harvard.edu/memsub.html   Additional questions may be directed to Barbara Cammarata AB ’89, Vice President of Membership, membership@harvard-dc.org or Caren Pauley, Executive Director, Harvard Club of Washington, DC at caren@harvard-dc.org or 202-337-1300.
 

Q: Where should I direct any questions relating to membership to The University Club of Washington, DC?
All questions relating to membership to the University Club Washington DC may be answered by going to the club membership site https://www.universityclubdc.com/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=364753&ssid=275417&vnf=1
or may be directed to Kathleen Keenan, Director of Membership, The University Club, kkeenan@universityclubdc.com or 202-824-1380.
 

Q: What is the cost of a Sustaining Facility level membership to the Harvard Club?
The regular Sustaining Facility level membership fee is $600 for singles and $750 for couples.  The Recent Graduate Sustaining Facility level membership fee is $300 for singles and $450 for couples. As a courtesy, the Harvard Club will proactively refund the difference in fees for any eligible Harvard recent grad who joined at the higher rate in 2018.

Harvard Club membership at these levels entitles the member(s) to apply to the University Club of Washington DC under the specified promotional terms.  Membership to the University Club is entirely at the discretion of the University Club Board of Admissions.


Q: Once I have paid my Sustaining Facility level membership with the Harvard Club of Washington, DC how do I proceed with my application to the University Club?
Please contact Kathleen Keenan, Director of Membership, The University Club, kkeenan@universityclubdc.com or 202-824-1380.
 

Q: Do I have to stay at the Sustaining Facility level membership after one year in order to qualify for the promotion? 
No. The Sustaining Facility level membership is a special membership category during the promotion period through June 30, 2019.  This promotion is in response to alumni interest in a physical facility and represents an initial step in the development of the Harvard Club's physical facility roadmap.  We encourage you to stay as a member of the Harvard Club after the first year.
 

Q: Will Harvard Club members qualify for any additional incentives at the University Club (e.g. reduced overnight room rates, free parking, etc.)?
Should membership be granted to The University Club, members will be afforded access to University Club services at member rates.  Any other questions regarding University Club promotions should be directed to Kathleen Keenan, Director of Membership, The University Club of Washington, DC.
 

Q: Does this promotional offer from The University Club of Washington, DC constitute a partnership with the Harvard Club of Washington, DC?
No.