The Harvard Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation, Inc. was established on April 11, 1978. Initial funding for the Foundation came from surplus funds raised for the Collegium Musicum’s 1976 Tour of Western Europe and from a $10,000 grant from the Harvard Lampoon originally made to the fledgling Collegium Musicum.
The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of high quality choral music. Specifically, the Foundation lends managerial and financial support to the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Harvard University’s student-run distinguished mixed choir. All alumni of the Harvard-Radliffe Collegium Musicum automatically become members of the Foundation upon graduation from Harvard University. The Foundation also serves as a network and resource for the growing number of Collegium alumni in the United States and around the world.
Trustees of the Foundation are the directors of the corporation and are responsible for its general oversight. The Trustees meet as an entire board six times each academic year, though much of the Foundation’s work is accomplished through the work of small committees. The corporation’s annual meeting is held in June of each year.