Yes, you can make a significant difference to advance medicine without affecting your current financial circumstances. Throughout Mass General’s history, gifts made through supporters’ estates have provided vital funding of the hospital’s lifesaving mission. 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.

A bequest and other estate gifts, such as life insurance policies and retirement plan accounts, 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 gift through your estate is a way to create a legacy and continue your support after your lifetime and yet still offers you the flexibility to adjust your gift if your life circumstances change.

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. Please see our suggested bequest language and we appreciate your consideration in making such a gift.

Contact us or visit Phillips Society to learn more.