Harvard Square Humanist Hub

$42,273 of $75k goal

Raised by 112 people in 38 months
Sarah Chandonnet   CAMBRIDGE, MA
We believe in reason, compassion, creativity, justice, integrity, awareness, environmentalism, feminism, equality, science, progress, and pluralism.

The Humanist Community at Harvard is an organization with a mission: to build a strong community of atheists, agnostics, Humanists, and the nonreligious at Harvard University and beyond, and to do so by addressing the philosophical and pastoral needs and values of those who come to our events and those who share our resources worldwide.

After many years, we're finally ready to move into a space that will help us bring people together better than we ever have before. The space in Harvard Square that has the potential to be used for lectures, Sunday meetings, counseling, classrooms, interfaith service projects, events hosted by our partners at Boston area atheist/humanist groups, and more.

We've already raised more than $250,000 for rent, but now we need funding for construction and furnishing in order to build and create an atheist gathering place that focuses on what matters most to you.

The Humanist Community at Harvard is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and we are not funded by Harvard University. All of our funding comes from people like you who support our vision.

I believe in community: read my story here.

What do you believe in?





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Update 13
32 months ago
Our grand opening is only days away! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/570591266368296
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Update 12
33 months ago
And of course a huge, huge thank you for our generous summer matching grant of $20,000! With all of your support, we have been able to double your donations to $40,000!
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Update 11
33 months ago
We have been so, so busy preparing for the Humanist Hub that we owe you some updates! Not only is construction well under way with some award-winning contractors and designers, but we're in the final planning stages of the Humanist Hub grand opening celebration on Sunday, December 8 (with speakers like Dan Dennett, Deborah Feldman, Mary Johnson, Marya Hornbacher, US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, and more to be announced!).

For more minute-by-minute updates, keep an eye on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/375195849275149

And if you've donated already: thank you! If you haven't donated, or you're still thinking about it, get in touch with us to talk about some of the things left on our wish list (we still need the kitchen sink!). Every piece of the Humanist Hub has been and will be built by you, our supporters!
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Update 10
36 months ago
Thanks to an incredibly generous matching grant, all donations made in July have been doubled! That means $6,500 is now $13,000!!!

But that's not all: our matching grant has been extended into August, so your donation is STILL worth double -- all the more reason to donate today!!
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Chelsea Link
38 months ago

I believe in secular students, in their ability to organize for a better future, and in their increased willingness to do so if we actually have a kitchen for them to use for their community meetings.

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Conrad Hudson
38 months ago

I believe that a place where one i accepted, where people know you, where you can affirm your values and find support is invaluable to navigating and thriving in life.

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Sarah Chandonnet
38 months ago

What do you believe in? Tell us here!

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Vanessa Zoltan
38 months ago

I believe in this community center and this work!

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$42,273 of $75k goal

Raised by 112 people in 38 months
Created May 18, 2013
RP
$100
Robin Peek-Miller
31 months ago
$150
Anonymous
31 months ago
JD
$100
Jon Dreyer
31 months ago
DS
$15
Deborah Strod
31 months ago (Monthly Donation)
MS
$100
Michael Steiner
31 months ago
SS
$100
Sunny Schwartz
32 months ago
$100
Anonymous
32 months ago
PP
$500
Pablo Pena
32 months ago
$5
Edward Tarte
32 months ago
JC
$5
James Cowan
32 months ago
Chelsea Link
38 months ago

I believe in secular students, in their ability to organize for a better future, and in their increased willingness to do so if we actually have a kitchen for them to use for their community meetings.

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Conrad Hudson
38 months ago

I believe that a place where one i accepted, where people know you, where you can affirm your values and find support is invaluable to navigating and thriving in life.

+ Read More
Sarah Chandonnet
38 months ago

What do you believe in? Tell us here!

+ Read More
Vanessa Zoltan
38 months ago

I believe in this community center and this work!

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