2nd Annual Ben Abercrombie Fundraiser at El Jefe's Taqueria

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - Wednesday, December 12, 2018 8:00am - 4:00am

On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, El Jefe's Taqueria and the Harvard Varsity Club will be sponsoring the 2nd Annual Ben Abercrombie Fundraiser.  Last year, almost 2,200 people came to El Jefe’s and raised over $27,000.  In addition, thousands more donated to the Benson M. Abercrombie ’21 Fund, established by the Harvard Varsity Club.  Ben was a freshman at Harvard last year and was a defensive back for the Harvard Crimson Football Team.  During Harvard's first game of the 2017 season, Ben suffered a catastrophic cervical neck injury and was paralyzed. What started as a beautiful fall day ended in tragedy for Ben and his family. 


Facing a lifelong struggle, Ben has worked incredibly hard over the last year to build his life anew.  We want Ben and his family to know that the Harvard Square and the Harvard University community continue to support his valiant efforts.  Let’s make this 2nd Annual Ben Abercrombie Day even bigger and better than the 1st!   There are several ways to help:


•             Come eat at El Jefe’s (83 Mount Auburn Street) on Tuesday,  December 11th from 8am until 4am.  Every penny that comes in the door that day will go to Ben’s fund. Spread the word and bring your friends!   Customers will also be given the opportunity to add additional monies upon check out.


•             If you are unable to eat at the restaurant on the 11th, representatives from the Varsity Club will be onsite all day collecting credit card and cash donations. 


•             Donate online:  harvardvarsityclub.org/abercrombiefund


We encourage you to share this information in an effort to beat last year’s goal.  Help us let Ben and his family know we haven’t forgotten!



With sincere gratitude,


John Schall

Owner, El Jefe’s Taqueria

El Jefe's Taqueria
83 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138