William Phillips, the first president of the MGH Corporation (1813-1826) and a former Massachusetts lieutenant governor, was the first person to name the hospital in his will. His bequest supported the construction of the Bulfinch Building, the hospital’s original patient care facility, now a national landmark and the symbolic heart of Mass General.
To honor William Phillips and to celebrate others who remember the hospital in their estate plans, Mass General created the Phillips Society. This honorary society recognizes those who name the hospital as a beneficiary of a will, retirement plan, donor-advised fund or life insurance policy; establish a charitable gift annuity or trust; or create an endowed fund at Mass General. These visionary donors are carrying on a tradition of philanthropy that supports exceptional care, pioneering research and medical education programs.
If you have included Mass General in your estate plans, please contact us or complete our membership form to let us know. We would like to welcome you to join the Phillips Society.
Membership benefits include:
- Recognition in the annual MGH Donor Report
- Invitations to the annual Phillips Society event and other special events
- Mailings and publications featuring current Mass General news
Membership in the Phillips Society creates no obligation. If, at any time in the future, you decide to change your plans, simply notify the MGH Office of Planned Giving, and we will remove your name from our Phillips Society membership list.
Thank you for your interest in learning more about the Phillips Society and creating a giving legacy at Mass General that advances medicine and scientific discovery.