Benson M. Abercrombie ’21 Fund


Benson M. Abercrombie ’21

The Harvard Varsity Club (HVC), with support from the Department of Harvard Athletics and Friends of Harvard Football, has established the Benson M. Abercrombie ’21 Fund to provide support to the Abercrombie family and any future Harvard undergraduate student-athlete who incurs a severe or catastrophic injury while competing for the Crimson while enrolled in Harvard College.

The fund is named in honor of Ben Abercrombie, who suffered a serious cervical injury while making his Harvard football debut at the University of Rhode Island on September 16, 2017.

* Gifts to the Benson M. Abercrombie ’21 Fund are 100% tax deductible via the Harvard Varsity Club, Inc.  

* Gifts to the Benson M. Abercrombie ’21 Fund will not receive Harvard College Fund or Reunion Class credit

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On behalf of the Harvard Varsity Club Board, we have made it possible for the Harvard Community and others to support Ben, his family, and any future undergraduate student-athlete facing a challenge of this nature,” commented Bob Glatz ’88, The Broadbent Family Executive Director of the Harvard Varsity Club.

A heralded recruit out of Hoover, Alabama, Ben had risen on the depth chart in the defensive backfield throughout preseason training camp. He was a two-sport star in football and baseball at Hoover High School, helping the Buccaneers win Alabama 7A State Championships in both sports (football in 2014 & 2016, baseball in 2017). Following his senior year on the gridiron he was selected to the All-State first team.

“Having the ability to support the Abercrombie Family in their time of need, makes me proud to be a part of the Harvard Community,” stated Tim Murphy, The Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football.

To make a gift to The Benson M. Abercrombie Fund Fund click here.

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Checks should be made out to Harvard Varsity Club with The Benson M. Abercrombie Fund denoted in the memo line. Check can be mailed to: Harvard Varsity Club Murr Center 65 North Harvard Street Boston, MA 02163
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