Benson M. Abercrombie ’21 Endowment Fund

THREE WEEKS and TWO DAYS

For Ben

Thanks to an incredibly generous anonymous donation, we are launching a $100,000 matching gift challenge to support the Benson M. Abercrombie ’21 Endowment Fund!

From April 22 until May 15, we are asking our great HVC community to come together for Ben and give to the challenge – providing a lifetime of 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.

Because Ben wore #32, we are challenging our donors to match the $100,000 in THREE WEEKS and TWO DAYS. Let’s step up for the challenge together!

Donations can be made through the options below.

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

Please call us at 617.495.3535

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
    • Selecting "Harvard Varsity Club"
    • EIN: 04-2104295
    • Designate "The Benson M. Abercrombie Fund" in the memo or accompanying note

We did it!
$120,607 RAISED and counting!
(As of 5/17)


THank you to our #32 Supporters:

Boland FamilY fund
Duffy-kalinski family fund
The Helena & Bill Foulkes Family Foundation
Carol Sutton Lewis and William M. Lewis, Jr. Charitable Foundation
James M. & Patricia R. Lombard Charitable Foundation
THE MACDONALD FAMILY FUND
McMahon Family Charitable Fund
THE SUZANNE & TERRENCE MURRAY FUND
Chimney Pond Charitable Trust
The Quantock giving fund
Wang Family fund
Mike Adams
Bob & Judy Anderson
Anonymous
Martina Albright
Andrew Ames
Joseph Antonellis
MArty Ashley
Jessica & Charles Baakel
Lisa Cutone Bacon
Bradley Bagdis
CHRISTOPHER BARROW
James BAYLEY
Ben Beach
Logan Bednar
Ethan Bernadete
Erin & Mike Bingle
Eileen Bond
Ben Bryan
Brian Butler
Charley Butt
MALCOLM BUXTON
Justin Callahan
Mitchell Callahan
Paul Callahan
Stephen Chong & Kiran Gajwani
Jenny Colman
Armond Colombo
CLAIRE Conceison
VIctor Connell
Peter Coppinger
John Cosgrove
Chris Cresci
David Darst
Art davidson
Reggie Davis
Marcus DeFlorimonte
John Depiero
Chris DOherty
Avery Donahue
Lindsay & Bill Dorris
Christopher Dowd
Jeanne & Ben Downs
Eduard Ebbinge
Sarah Ellis
Cate ENgles
Drew & laura Engles
Carolyn Fanning
Seth & Pam Farber
Mickey Fein
Chuck Fletcher
Dan & Olivia Ford
John Francis
Andy Freed
Richard Frisbie
Jay Galeski
Ronald Garmey
Catherine Gellert
Martha & Rob Genieser
Paul GIarra
BOB GLATZ
Jonathan Goettsch
David Golding
Xavier Gonzalez
Isley Gostin
Michael Graff
Michael Granger
Bruns Grayson
TIm GRIFFIN
ERIK GRIMM
Kevin & Ashley Gunderson
Kimberly GwinnLandry and the Landry Family Foundation
Thomas Hagan
Kenly Hager
Todd & Samantha Hager
jackson hartje
Philip Haughey, Sr.
Nicole & Philip Haughey, Jr.
Brian hehir
Michelle-Marie heinemann
Leslie Henshaw
jennifer herber
mike hirsch
Jack Holuba
Jim Hughes Charitable Trust
Wayne Hunley
Neil Hurley
William Hyland
Tom Joyce
steve kaseta
robert kaufmann
Emily Keenan
Zachary Keller
Jonathan Kempner
Trisha Kennealy
John Kiger
David Kirkwood
Joe Kross
Daniel Laden
The Lamb Family
The Larkee Family
Elizabeth Larowe
Laurence Leonard
Jared Lewis
Jon London
Carter Lord
Hal Louchheim
Jason Luke
Will Lybrook
Mike Lynch
Patricia Lynn-Ford
trevor Macdonald
William Madden
Julio Manso
Bill & Carole Markus
Constance Martin
Kate Martin
Kenneth Allan May
Marc Metakis
Raishaun McGhee
reid mccann
Tom McConnell
Will McConnell
Matthew McCormack
Katherine Mccray
Cindy McDonough
Sean Mckeogh
Marc Miller
Anne Mitchell
Kevin Mohan
kaleb moody
Wayne Moore
ashok muniappan
Conor Murphy
Tim Murphy
Erik Nelson
James Nelson
Tyler Neville
Fred Newman
Kirk Nielson
John Nolan
John Oelmer
The Ostrover Family
Peter Palandjian
Tim Palmer
Amelia a Pare
TImothy Perry
Allison Peter
DOn Peterson
Amanda Pfabe
Emilia Pfannl
margaret pinkham
Brian Popiel
Tim Rea
Jack Reardon
Daniel Rybalko
Nicholas Sakellariadis
Steven Saxson
John Schall
Robert Schneider
Thomas Seidl
Susan & David Seward
The Simkowitz Family
ronald skates
Craig R. Stapleton
Zachary Stern
Phil Stevens
mark taylor
Susan & Cory Thabit
Matthew thomas
nina trowbridge
Kenneth J. Turano
Cesar M. Valencia
Bart Waldman
harry Walker
Blair Walsh
Joe & karen Walsh
Ryan Walsh
William Wasserstrom
Cynthia Weber
Alexander White
Robert WInewski
Jeffrey Wolff
Aris Yannpoulos
Edward Yim
Ilona Zarcu
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About

Benson M. Abercrombie ’21

The Harvard Varsity Club (HVC), with support from the Department of Harvard Athletics and Friends of Harvard Football, established the Benson M. Abercrombie ’21 Endowment Fund in September 2017 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.

In March 2024, the Harvard Varsity Club upgraded the Abercrombie Fund from a current-use fund to an endowment fund, investing donations alongside the Club’s general endowment. The Benson M. Abercrombie ’21 Endowment Fund will now provide a source of support to Ben and any others in need in perpetuity.

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

* Gifts to the Benson M. Abercrombie ’21 Endowment 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.

Please call us at 617.495.3535

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
    • Selecting "Harvard Varsity Club"
    • EIN: 04-2104295
    • Designate "The Benson M. Abercrombie Fund" in the memo or accompanying note

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