Mary Belknap Society
An Annual Leadership Gift Is a Public Expression of Support
The Mary Belknap Society honors donors who give unrestricted gifts of $1,000 or more to McLean Hospital each year.
Such leadership annual giving provides crucial resources to strengthen clinical services, seed novel research, recruit and train talented faculty, and fulfill McLean’s mission.
Some of McLean’s most important pursuits are directly helped by unrestricted support. The following examples have all advanced through generous gifts by friends like you:
This annual giving program is named after McLean’s first major female donor who in 1832 bequeathed the bulk of her estate to McLean—valued at $89,882. In our first century of operation, her gift was second only to that of the hospital’s namesake, John McLean.
View the 2021 Mary Belknap Society members list.
Join the Mary Belknap Society
Make an unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more online to join now.
For more information about the Mary Belknap Society or to discuss a gift, please contact Ben Ogilvy at 617.855.3623.
To explore other options for making a gift to McLean, please contact us the Development Office at 617.855.3415.
John McLean Society
Legacy Giving – Make a Lasting Gift Through Your Estate Plan
How would you like to be remembered for your philanthropy?
Legacy giving is an impactful way to support McLean‘s mission well into the future. Most commonly using a will or estate plan, legacy donors can choose to have hospital leadership direct their gift where it is most needed, or they can designate their gift to the programs and services that are personally meaningful to them.
Planning your legacy gift has many benefits:
- Simple: It can be as easy as filling out a beneficiary designation form
- Flexible: Assets remain in your control should you need them later in life
- Revocable: You can change the percentage or amount of your gift at any time
- Tax-Smart: Funds passed to charity, unlike assets passed on to family, are not subject to income or estate tax; this means 100% of your gift is available for use by McLean
- Satisfying: Know that your gift will help improve the lives of others
The most common type of legacy gift is a bequest, but there are other vehicles, including:
- Charitable trust
- Donor-advised fund
- Retirement plan
- Charitable gift annuity
- Lead trust
- Life insurance
No matter the size, vehicle, or purpose of your gift, we will work with you to ensure your legacy has a meaningful impact at McLean.