Local Charitable Support
The Club supports community charities, including Family Services of Merrimack Valley and others.
CLICK HERE to make a tax-deductible donation to our club to support our charitable, educational and cultural programs.
HCMV's mission includes interviewing local prospective students for Harvard University admission, representing Harvard at college fairs and providing scholarships for local Harvard students. If you are interested in joining the interview process, please email Dick Soo Hoo or call him at 978-470-2293.
HCMV's academic support goes well beyond Harvard admissions. We encourage excellence through recognition of local high school students with the Harvard Prize Book Award. The Prize is awarded annually to selected Junior year H.S. students within our 16 towns and cities. Enterprise Bank generously sponsors this effort.
The Club has recently embarked upon an ambitious program to advise local high school students in their effort to gain admission to selective colleges and universities (Harvard and others).
Harvard Club of Merrimack Valley, Inc.
PO Box 1041 | Andover, MA | 01810
Harvard Club of Merrimack Valley
The Harvard Club of Merrimack Valley (a merger of the the former Harvard Clubs of Andover and Lowell) welcomes alumni/ae, students, faculty and employees (and their families) from all Harvard-affiliated schools.
The Club represents 16 towns and cities surrounding Andover and Lowell. Organized as a 501 (c) (3) entity, the HCMV hosts cultural and educational events for its members and actively supports the University and the community at large.
Join the Club!
Membership runs calendar year.
For details regarding membership,
If you are unsure as to whether or not you are a current member, please CLICK HERE
for a current membership list.
Click to email Dennis Vecchiwith membership questions.
Attend a Board Meeting
Interested in getting involved? Join us at a monthly meeting (usually the first Monday of the month). Click to email club President Stuart Peskoe for details.
CLICK HERE to see the Board members.
HCMV sponsors a variety of cultural and educational events year 'round, including theater outings, wine-tastings, sports events, nature hikes, museum trips and more.
Through a reciprocity arrangement, members also may attend Harvard Club of the North Shore's (HCNS) events.
Watch your email for upcoming virtual events
Nov 3 (Wed): Prof Conor Walsh
Soft, Wearable Robots
Walsh will discuss trends in the field of textile robots aimed to augment or assist physical capabilities.
Zoom Registration: CLICK HERE
Nov 16 (Tues): Prof Juliette Kayyem
The Preparedness Paradox
Kayyem will discuss our need for "adaptive recovery" to meet the ever-changing challenges of the global pandemic.
Zoom Registration: CLICK HERE
NOTE: While these events are FREE to you, we hope you will Make a Donation to the Club so that we can continue to bring you symposia. We incur expenses in arranging educational and entertaining talks; however, due to Covid restrictions, we are unable to raise funds through normal ticket sales for in-person events.
Juliette Kayyem (Members Only)
Dec 3/'20: Ig Nobel Night with Marc Abrahams
Dec 10/'20: Survival of the Friendliest with Prof Brian Hare
Feb 4 : Per-Suasion
with author Robert Cialdini
Feb 25: Happiness
with Robert Jon Waldinger, MD
Mar 3: Quantum Computing with Suhare Nur/IBM
Mar 18: The Voice in our Head, with Prof Ethan Kross
Mar 18: The Civil War and the Constitution with Prof Michael Klarman
Mar 25: The Hype Machine with Dr. Sinan Aral/MIT
Apr 16: Virtual Cheese Tasting
Apr 26: Rep. Seth Moulton
Jun 10: The 2021 HCMV Annual Meeting
Sept 9: The 2021 Ig Nobel Prizes