A review of our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
We embrace our responsibility to contribute positively to the world we live in by connecting with local organizations that have in-depth knowledge of our community’s needs and challenges and using our unique resources to implement targeted solutions.
Employee Service Hours
Our Employee Service Hours program grants each full-time colleague the equivalent in hours of two paid days per calendar year to volunteer with non-profit organizations in local communities that are dedicated to achieving social equality.
HarbourVest’s team in Hong Kong volunteered at The Chinese Foundation Secondary School in a session organized by Inspiring Girls, which connected female-identifying students with adult role models. The effort has since expanded to create partnerships between students and professionals of all genders. Kathy Cheung, Assistant Manager of Human Resources, shared, “It was rewarding to inspire students to develop goals free of any gender or cultural stereotype and to aim high in life. Utilizing our own experiences and expertise, we hope to continue partnering together with Inspiring Girls and getting colleagues across APAC offices involved with their local branches.”
David Cellucci used his Employee Service Hours to volunteer as a counselor at Camp Fatima, north of Boston.
Global Volunteer Weeks
Partnering with local nonprofit partners fighting social inequality, food insecurity, homelessness, climate change, disadvantaged youth and more, HarbourVest team members across the globe came together to donate their time to hands-on volunteering opportunities.
A firm wide focus on hunger and homelessness
Annual holiday partnerships
Every December, HarbourVest colleagues across the globe mobilize to support families in need during the holiday. Through longstanding partnerships with local organizations, regional offices donate toys, holiday decorations, household items, and more. In-kind donations, a new addition to our employee matching gift program, helped us double our impact this past holiday season.
HarbourVest Gives Back
Our charitable giving program encourages team members to make individual monetary donations through a partnership with Benevity. Since the program’s launch in 2018, team members have supported over 650 individual non-profit groups worldwide. In 2023, HarbourVest increased the annual matching gift maximum to $2,500 per colleague per calendar year to further increase support for organizations that are important to them.
Boston Children’s Hospital Corporate Cup
HarbourVest colleagues were proud to compete and volunteer in support of our adopted patient sponsor, nine-year-old Aileen, and other young patients in need. Aileen provided our team inspiration and grit, helping them earn 2nd place out of 61 competing teams, with wins in the hula hoop and soccer kicks competitions. HarbourVest was recognized as having the second most volunteers of any participating company and, collectively, the teams participating in the challenge raised nearly $1 million.
J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge
Colleagues from across the globe participated in the world’s largest corporate running event to raise funds for local organizations. Runners from our Singapore office supported the Rainbow Centre, a group focused on empowering individuals with disabilities, Boston colleagues contributed to the Fifty Years Fund powered by The United Way of Massachusetts Bay, a group dedicated to creating education and career pathways for marginalized youth and young adults, and our London team donated to Centerpoint, the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity.
 The Childhood Trust, 2023, https://www.childhoodtrust.org.uk/.