Harvard Square Humanist Hub

$42,273 of $75k goal

Raised by 112 people in 47 months
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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
Posted by Sarah Chandonnet
41 months ago
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Our grand opening is only days away! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/570591266368296
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Update 12
Posted by Sarah Chandonnet
42 months ago
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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
Posted by Sarah Chandonnet
42 months ago
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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
Posted by Sarah Chandonnet
45 months ago
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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
47 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
47 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
47 months ago

What do you believe in? Tell us here!

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Vanessa Zoltan
47 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 47 months
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Created May 18, 2013
CM
$50
catherine mclaughlin
43 months ago

How I am looking forward to the Humanist Center where all of us can go and speak our mind , discuss all kinds of issues without worry of offending someone w/ religious beliefs. To plan events without a religious theme and get together due to our scientific beliefs all the while taking responsibility for our actions and not as some part of a divine plan. I am especially excited for my grandson who will be a part of an enlightened and community involved congregation. Ohhh the possibilities for the future with children raised this way.

DS
$15
Deborah Strod
44 months ago (Monthly Donation)

Congratulations on the continuing fruition of all your efforts - and ongoing thanks.

GL
$1,000
Greg & Debra Langer
45 months ago

Thank you to all of the hardworking, dedicated people at HCH and their supporters. We are all one community and this new space will help us grow more vibrant communities across the country and beyond.

JQ
$50
Jeffrey Quinlan
45 months ago

This donation is made on behalf of the Carlin Family, in memorial of Peter Carlin.

SE
$500
Susan Emmerson
45 months ago

You don't need to send me "Good Without God" - I already have it and have read it. Thank you for all you do.

GS
$10
Gayle Speck
46 months ago

Way to go!

KG
$50
Kim Gallaugher
46 months ago

Looking forward to Secular Sunday School next year!

CB
$50
Carole Bellew
46 months ago

Hope to make it to more events...but believe in this way of believing....

KS
$100
Kenneth Steele
46 months ago

A hug from Sarah C. should bring in MUCH more than $10, so she must not be giving hugs?? Oh well, I live too far away to collect anyway!

$100
Sigfried Gold
46 months ago

I can't afford the $5000 for lunch, but wanted to offer some support even if you won't have lunch with me.

Chelsea Link
47 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
47 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
47 months ago

What do you believe in? Tell us here!

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Vanessa Zoltan
47 months ago

I believe in this community center and this work!

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