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Be a Part of History Without Writing a Check: It’s as Simple as it Sounds

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Be a Part of History Without Writing a Check: It’s as Simple as it Sounds

The newly established Legacy Challenge — an extension of planned giving in support of The Campaign for Mass General — will strengthen the impact of your planned gift.

by
Elizabeth Murphy
March 11, 2022

Massachusetts General Hospital recently launched The Campaign for Mass General — a $3 billion comprehensive campaign focusing on the future of innovative medicine and celebrating more than 200 years of Mass General’s commitment to treat, discover, teach and serve. The hospital is excited to announce a special opportunity to participate in this monumental endeavor through the Mass General Legacy Challenge.

“Donors who make a gift in their will are among Mass General’s closest, most influential supporters, especially during this pivotal moment in medicine,” says David F. M. Brown, MD, president of Massachusetts General Hospital. “By taking part in the Legacy Challenge, you are demonstrating to others how philanthropy creates transformational advancements in both health care and our communities.”

David F.M. Brown, MD
David F.M. Brown, MD

People who leave an estate gift through the Legacy Challenge will immediately unlock a match equal to 10 percent of the value of the gift and up to a maximum of $10,000. This means that every time a person informs Mass General they have included a new gift in their estate plan, Mass General will receive an additional, immediate contribution to the MGH Fund, which provides flexible unrestricted funding for the hospital’s top priorities and needs. The Legacy Challenge will run through December 31, 2022, or as long as the matching funds are available.

Flexible, Strategic Funding

Unrestricted giving provides Mass General with the flexible funding needed to sustain all aspects of the hospital’s mission, including patient care, research, education and community health. Often misunderstood as funding that only fills gaps in the hospital’s annual operating budget, the MGH Fund actually empowers Mass General to reimagine health care and make a lasting difference. The Legacy Challenge strengthens the important clinical care, research and educational efforts made possible through the MGH Fund. By providing a unique option to name Mass General as a beneficiary in one’s will, trust or other approved account, donors will increase the long-term effect they will have on the hospital.

“The Campaign for Mass General was built around four pillars of our work — patient care, research, education and community health — and we cannot do this lifesaving work without our donors. The forward-thinking nature of planned giving sets us on a path to success with our historic campaign and ensures we continue to have the funds we rely on to change the trajectory of health care for the next 200 years,” says Dr. Brown.

Learn more about the Legacy Challenge or contact us at 617.634.2220.