Tara Goodman, Executive Director, University Planned Giving

Tara Goodman, JD

Executive Director

Tara Goodman serves as Executive Director of Planned Giving for Harvard University. In this role, she partners with alumni and friends of the University to craft thoughtful and tax-efficient strategies to maximize their philanthropic support. An attorney by training, Tara has spent over twenty years in higher education and planned giving. She earned her bachelor’s degree, with honors, from the University of New Hampshire, where she studied German and Russian, and her JD from Boston University School of Law.

Al Halliday

Alasdair Halliday AB ’82


Al Halliday, Director, University Planned Giving, helps donors structure philanthropy to integrate with their overall financial planning, and continues the family wealth work that was pioneered at Harvard by Charlie Collier. Al joined UPG after a career in management strategy consulting and asset management with the Monitor Group. He is a songwriter and jazz pianist, and once played the bagpipes for Ella Fitzgerald. Al is a graduate of Harvard College where he studied economics and was a member of the Glee Club and the rugby team.

Jane Verrill

Jane Verrill


Jane Verrill joined University Planned Giving in the fall of 2006. Jane is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a dual major in finance and marketing. Before joining University Planned Giving, she was working in the financial industry. Among Jane's many interests are skiing, tennis, traveling, and making jewelry.

Teddy Ansty

Teddy Ansty

Development  Assistant

Teddy joined University Planned Giving in 2021. He is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics. Before joining the Planned Giving team, he worked at Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia and as an intern at Harvard’s University Planned Giving Office. Teddy’s interests include e-sports, reading, attending Red Sox games, hiking, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Amber Young

Amber Young

Development Assistant

Amber Young joined Harvard as a Staff Assistant at the end of January 2017. She comes to AA&D from WUMB-FM, the University of Massachusetts Boston’s nonprofit, public radio station. At WUMB, Amber was the Office Coordinator and Assistant to the General Manager for six years, specializing in FCC and CPB compliance, as well as special events and project coordination. Over the years at Harvard, Amber has worked with Creative Services, ATSS, the HAA, Research, eventually landing in University Planned Giving.  Amber grew up in Cambridge, and after many travels and adventures finds herself back home and at Harvard.

Letter from University Planned Giving Team

Dear Alumni and Friends,

Thank you for visiting our Planned Giving webpage.

We are deeply moved by the continued commitment of alumni and friends to Harvard's work in virtually every field to educate and inspire the next generation of world leaders, create new knowledge, and find solutions to address the world's most complex problems.

We strive to help our donors make gifts to this amazing university in the most satisfying and prudent ways. For some, this may be a gift that can be used right away at the president's discretion to apply to promising new endeavors. For others, this may mean establishing a gift that produces lifetime income for themselves or others, and then benefits a specific area at Harvard in the future.

We hope the following pages will inspire you to explore options of how you can make an impact at Harvard, and far beyond, in the most sensible and advantageous way for you and your family. Our planned giving professionals are available to work with you to draft a gift plan for your unique situation.

Thank you for your interest in Harvard University.


Harvard University Planned Giving team

Contact University Planned Giving

Please contact our office for information on gift strategies that can help you support Harvard’s teaching and research and provide significant benefits to you and your family. 

124 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 800-446-1277 
or 617-495-4647
Fax: 617-495-8130
Email: pgo@harvard.edu
Tax I.D. #: ‌04‑210‑3580

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