COVID-19 UPDATES:

COVID-19 Relief Fund

Collected: $8,975.00
Goal: $7,200.00
125%
Please help us reach our goal of providing support for HER members who have been impacted by COVID-19. Our goal is to give each member $300 to cover moving costs and loss of income. Any additional funds raised above the target goal will be saved and used for future expenses that might come up long-term in the house. The money raised will go directly to the House members.


Letter from 4/10/2020:

COVID-19 Relief Fund Update: We Reached Our Goal!

A huge thank you to everyone who donated, shared, and supported the COVID-19 Relief Fundraiser! We raised over $8,000 and will distribute funds to the residents ASAP. (See their thank you image below!)

As a reminder, any additional funds raised will still be reserved for House needs. If you'd still like to contribute, you can donate here. 

Image via @herhousebu on Instagram

2020 Alumnae Annual Meeting - Now Online!
Sunday, April 26
2pm Communitea
2:30pm Business Meeting

RSVP Here

We won’t be able to gather in person but we’re excited to move our 2020 Alumnae Annual Meeting online! Make a cup of tea, bake your favorite pastry from the House, and join us as we (virtually) get together to catch up, discuss updates, and celebrate alumnae and current members!

Join us with your cup of tea on Sunday, April 26th starting at 2:00PM with Communitea where you’ll get to casually connect and catch up with fellow alumnae and current residents. Then we’ll get started with the Business Meeting at 2:30PM.

RSVP for the Alumnae Annual Meeting here. A few days before the meeting, we’ll send out the Zoom link and additional information.

2020-2021 Board Nominations and Elections

If you or someone else would like to be nominated for a Board Position, submit your nomination today: https://her-house.org/HERAAnominationsTo learn more, follow us on Facebook, where we’ve recently featured Board Positions!

Voting opens on Sunday, April 19 and remains open until 11:59PM Friday, April 24. We will announce the new Board during the Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 26.


Letter from 3/29/2020:


Donate to the COVID-19 Relief Fund

Dear H.E.R. alumnae, friends and family,

Thank you to those who responded and pledged to support current H.E.R. Residents during this health crisis. We will respond individually to those responses.

Many of the residents have left the house already, but this has, and will continue to cause uncertainty-- from lost wages, to unexpected housing costs, strain on mental and physical health, and more.

We are raising $7,200 so we can provide at least $300 to each House resident, with a target date of Sunday April 5.

Any additional funds raised above the target goal will be saved and used for future expenses that might come up long-term in the house. The money raised will go directly to the House members.

Please reach us at heralums.191@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Thank you so much for your generosity and support for H.E.R. residents during this time,

HERAA Board
Rebecca Martin, Class of 2007
Hillary Johnson, Class of 2001
Kenzie Wooters, Class of 2018
Sarah Newell, Class of 2015
Natasia Sidarta, Class of 2012
Rachel Bennett, Class of 2012
Renee Gaillard, Class of 2014

We understand many of you cannot support financially - if you have other ideas to support the H.E.R. residents, please fill out the form below:

Letter from 3/20/2020:

Dear H.E.R. alumnae, friends and family,

Boston University informed undergraduate students on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 that they are to "leave Boston University residences and return home by Sunday, March 22" because of the risks posed by the COVID-19 virus outbreak. (You can read the full announcement here: https://www.bu.edu/president/message-from-president-brown-covid-19-update/.)

Some H.E.R. residents have returned home already, but a few require immediate support related to transportation and identifying alternative housing in the Boston area. HERAA and the current student leaders on the H.E.R. Executive Board are actively working to understand specific resident needs. It has become clear that while BU administration is already providing some logistical resources (e.g., storage) and granting some appeals for certain extensions to stay on campus, there will be gaps and unmet needs.

If you are able to pledge support for H.E.R. residents during this time, please fill out this form indicating what types of supports you are willing and able to provide.

HERAA will contact you with further questions or to secure your pledged support.

You can also reach us at heralums.191@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Thank you so much for your generosity and support for H.E.R. residents during this time,

HERAA Board

Rebecca Martin, Class of 2007
Hillary Johnson, Class of 2001
Kenzie Wooters, Class of 2018
Sarah Newell, Class of 2015
Natasia Sidarta, Class of 2012
Rachel Bennett, Class of 2012
Renee Gaillard, Class of 2014

In-person Alumnae Tea & Annual Meeting Cancelled

Sunday, April 26

Harriet E. Richards Cooperative House
191 Bay State Rd

In an effort to follow CDC and WHO guidelines and reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are canceling our in-person Alumnae Tea & Annual Meeting. The HERAA Board is exploring options to host an abridged virtual meeting to celebrate our alumnae, induct seniors into HERAA, and conduct our annual Board elections online.

Please continue to save the date if able.

Visit www.her-house.org/AlumnaeTea for continued updates.


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