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The support of people like you has helped make McLean the number one freestanding psychiatric hospital in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report.

Your gift enables McLean to provide compassionate care, educate and train professionals, conduct cutting-edge research and advance the field of mental health.

Ways to Give

Mary Belknap Society (Leadership Annual Giving) - Unrestricted gifts support a range of programs and help launch initiatives.

John McLean Society (Planned Giving) - You can leave a lasting legacy through your estate plan.

Other Ways to Give - There are other options for your charitable gift including targeted giving and tribute gifts.

Donors like you can make a difference in the lives of people affected by psychiatric illness. Express your support of McLean now by making a secure online gift to the McLean Fund or to the program of your choice.

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Donor News and Patient Stories

Philanthropy news, patient stories, and more about inspiring members of the McLean community.

Patrick J. Kennedy
Patrick J. Kennedy

Long-time politician and mental health advocate, Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy became the eighth recipient of the prestigious McLean Award on October 23, 2015. This annual award is presented to individuals who have furthered the public’s understanding of psychiatric illness and mental health. Mr. Kennedy has made this cause a lifelong mission.

2015 McLean Award

Campaign for McLean Hospital

Announced to the public on October 23, The Campaign for McLean Hospital has seen a $10 million increase since the fall and as of March 1 has reached $95.7 million toward its $100 million goal.

Campaign update

Allen Krieger

Allen Krieger is living with Alzheimer’s. He and his wife Jeanne speak candidly about the disease and the clinical research trial at McLean that has slowed the progression of his symptoms and increased their quality of life.

Watch Allen’s story

Patricia and James Poitras
Patricia and James Poitras

For longtime donors and McLean National Council members Pat and Jim Poitras, supporting new discoveries in psychiatry has been a common theme in their philanthropy. Their most recent gift to McLean, and largest at $4 million, established the James and Patricia Poitras Endowed Chair in Psychiatry at McLean Hospital.

Read more about the Poitras’ philanthropy

McLean Award

McLean Award

The McLean Award is given annually to those who have raised public awareness about mental health. This year, McLean honored Patrick Kennedy.

McLean Award recipients


Horizons Spring 2016

The Spring 2016 issue of Horizons highlights McLean’s Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry which brings together the three pillars of the hospital’s mission: clinical care, research and education.

Read more in Horizons