An experienced entertainment industry executive, Bruce Furst serves as the president of Ashber Corporation, a music- and film-licensing company based in Austin, Texas. Alongside his professional activities, Bruce Furst dedicates his time and resources to the Harvard College Parents Fund, which supports programs and activities that help Harvard parents connect with and stay involved in their children’s education.
With support from the Harvard College Fund Parents Committee, Harvard College holds several regional as well as on-campus parent-engagement events throughout the year. For parents of students just beginning their Harvard experience, the college hosts Freshman Family Weekend, which gives parents and other family members the opportunity to meet with the faculty, take in a Harvard football game, and join other parents and students at receptions and other events.
Later on in their students’ education, parents can attend Junior Family Weekend to learn more about Harvard’s various extracurricular and social offerings. In addition to activities that give parents a glimpse into college life, Harvard hosts several events to celebrate those who have supported the school. These events include the Associates Reception and Parents Leadership Weekend in the spring and the President’s Associates Dinner, which is held on the eve of the Harvard-Yale football game each fall.