Bequests and other estate gifts have provided vital support of the hospital’s lifesaving mission throughout its history. William Phillips, the first president of the MGH Corporation, left a bequest to support the construction of the Bulfinch Building, the hospital’s first clinical facility, now a national landmark. His vision, planning and support helped create a hospital that has made major contributions to medicine and scientific discovery.

Bequests and other estate gifts continue to make a lasting impact on MGH medicine. These gifts touch every department and program, supporting patient care advancements, pioneering medical research, and teaching initiatives throughout the hospital. A planned gift is the most personal gift that you could give to the hospital, and Mass General appreciates your consideration in making a bequest or other legacy gifts.

The future holds great promises in medical advances, and with your help, Mass General will remain at the forefront, enhancing patient care and fueling scientific discovery.

A will is much more than a piece of paper.  It is a way to create a legacy and continue your giving after your lifetime. Contact us or visit our bequest page to learn more.

You can name Mass General as a beneficiary of your financial accounts, like your retirement plan, without changing your will. Contact us or visit Other Legacy Gifts to learn more.

Mass General established the Phillips Society to recognize and celebrate the generosity of friends who have made a planned gift. Contact us or visit Phillips Society to learn more. Here is suggested bequest language for your consideration.