Please register for our Sleep and Health Benefit and donate through our Eventbrite.

Your Support Matters

Your donations provide critical support for the educational mission of our Division of Sleep Medicine. Funds raised may be used to supplement funding for ongoing educational projects, or to seed new education-related projects. We are able to continue furthering educational outreach and collaboration with local institutions and organizations, community health organizations, as well as state and national regulatory agencies, legislators and government administrators. Past donations have enabled the Division to participate in crafting and actively support Drowsy Driving legislation and education in Massachusetts, which led to a 40% reduction in junior operator deaths since the legislation went into effect in March 2007. On a national level, the Division works to develop critically important sleep health and safety educational programs with public agencies such as the US Department of Transportation, the Federal Railroad Administration and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The Division's Sleep and Health Education Program was also created to educate the public about healthy sleep: 

Your support also helps to sponsor our yearly Sleep and Health Benefit events, which bring together the Harvard Sleep Community and Friends - to celebrate the dynamism of sleep research at Harvard, the strength of our connections, and the vital importance of sleep education in improving health and safety of our communities.  Our events also help to foster collaborations in research and science.

In all of our work, we strive to make a real, positive impact on people’s sleep and overall health and safety, and to create a model for community outreach and education for all academic sleep programs. Support for the Division’s educational agenda helps us to achieve these goals, and also extends the reach and deepens the impact of other ongoing investments in sleep health, sleep medicine, employee performance and public safety.

Recognition of Support

The following levels of giving will be recognized in the yearly Sleep and Health Benefit program and at the virtual podium. For those who donate at Underwriter and Benefactor levels of support, recognition in the program & at the podium as well as premiere seating is available at our yearly dinner event. Requested seating arrangements with faculty are available.

  • Underwriter: $25,000 or greater
    • Recognition in the program & at the podium | Premiere seating for 2 tables for up to twenty guests.
  • Benefactor: $10,000 or greater
    • Recognition in the program & at the podium | Preferred seating for a table of up to ten guests

In addition, the following levels of support will also be recognized in the yearly Sleep and Health Benefit program. Select seating is available as well at our yearly dinner event.

  • Patron: $5,000 or greater
    • Recognition in the program | Select seating for a table of up to ten guests
  • Leader: $2,500 or greater
    • Recognition in the program | Select seating for up to four guests
  • Sponsor: $500 or greater
    • Recognition in the program | Individual ticket plus one guest
  • Supporter: $300 or greater
    • Recognition in the program | Individual ticket
  • Individual Ticket: $210 dollars
    • Individual ticket only (Supports actual cost of dinner and reception).

Support is recognized on the Division of Sleep Medicine's website and in the program for our yearly Sleep and Health Benefit. Gifts of all sizes are welcome, and will be recognized accordingly. Please contactus at for additional information. The Division of Sleep Medicine thanks you for your support!

Make an Outright Gift

Brigham and Women’s Hospital | Development Office
263 Huntington Ave #318
Boston, MA 02115-4506
 Attn: Lauren Tedeschi

* Please include a note with your full name, address, email address and phone number, and reference Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine Event Proceeds

  • If you have questions about giving through your donor-advised fund or giving via wire transfer/electronic fund transfer, please contact Lauren Tedeschi and mention the Sleep and Health Benefit:

Lauren Tedeschi
Phone: 339-225-0297

New 2021 Charitable Gift Tax Deductions

The Federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, signed in late December, includes updates that extend CARES Act provisions and tax incentives for donors this year:

  1. Donors who do not itemize deductions on their taxes in 2021 can now deduct up to $300 in cash gifts. Jointly filing couples can deduct up to $600 in cash gifts.
  2. Donors who itemize can deduct up to 100% of their adjusted gross income for cash gifts. This deduction does not apply to gifts contributed to donor-advised funds.
  3. Donors ages 72 or older must take their required minimum distribution (RMD) from retirement plans in 2021. You may want to consider gifting it directly to charities to avoid taxable income.

Note regarding COI guidelines: Massachusetts has enacted legislation which in many instances prohibits pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers from making provisions for or payment for meals for health care practitioners licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Chapter 111N and implementing regulations).  View the Division of Sleep Medicine's policy statements in response to this legislation.