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Ways to Give

What is Legacy Giving?

John McLean SocietyIn 1823, Boston merchant John McLean left a generous portion of his estate to what was then known as the Asylum of Massachusetts General Hospital. Today, McLean Hospital rests on a 200-year tradition of philanthropy, and the legacy of John McLean continues through donors like you.

The John McLean Society honors and recognizes the grateful patients, inspired family members and friends who have included McLean Hospital in their estate plans. A legacy gift is a meaningful way to create lasting support for McLean through your will or estate plan.

The most common type of legacy gift is a bequest, but there are other vehicles, including:

  • Life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Real estate
  • Charitable gift annuity
  • Lead trust
  • Charitable unitrust
  • Charitable annuity trust

You can designate your gift for a specific department or program, or allow McLean's leaders to direct it to the area of greatest need. No matter the size, vehicle or purpose of your legacy gift, you can make a difference at McLean for generations to come.

Join the John McLean Society

To learn more about the John McLean Society and legacy giving at McLean Hospital, please contact Elizabeth Fieux at 617.855.3453. We would be pleased to assist you or your financial planner.

If you have already made a provision for McLean Hospital in your estate plan, please consider informing us so we may thank you and recognize your membership in the John McLean Society.