Boston Latin School students are among the most gifted and highest achievers in the world. Our mission, as it always has been, is to ensure that these exceptional young men and women receive a vibrant, rigorous education that challenges, inspires and supports the whole student in mind, spirit and body encouraging all to reach their highest potential.
Many types of planned gifts support this mission and preserve the future of BLS. With your gift, you will become part of The 1635 Society, a growing group of alumni, friends and supporters who are making a difference at Latin School.
We invite you to join us. Please consider a confidential, no-obligation conversation to start this journey with us.
Through a provision in your written and executed will, you can make a gift in the form of cash, securities, real estate or personal property. There are many types of bequests. Choose the one that best fits your needs and intentions.
Naming the BLSA as the beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan asset such as a 401(k), 403(b), IRA, Keogh, profit-sharing pension plan or other donor-advised funds, will accomplish a charitable goal while realizing significant tax savings.
You can turn underperforming assets (stock, cash in a savings account, CDs, savings bonds, etc.) into a gift to the BLSA that provides income to you. Your Charitable Gift Annuity will give you quarterly, fixed payments for life and tax benefits, too.
When you donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares instead of cash, you'll receive charitable deductions at full, fair market value while reducing capital gains impact.
If you're 70 ½ or older, you can make a gift directly from your IRA to the BLSA. While there is no charitable deduction for a rollover gift, you do avoid the income tax on the donated portion of your required minimum distribution.
Like stock, the fair market value of gifts of appreciated assets such as real estate, artwork, and other well curated collections, can be deducted from your income tax today and reduce your estate taxes in the future.
The 1635 Society — named for the year of our school's founding — honors those individuals who have included the BLSA in their estate plans. By arranging for such deferred gifts, alumni, parents and friends of Latin School play a vital role in securing the future of the nation's oldest educational institution. We hope you'll join us in honoring BLS's history with a gift to support its future.
“We consider planned giving to be an opportunity to support BLS and the excellent institution of education it has always been.”
Harry '41 and Frances Foden
Nicole Dumas '90
Director of Alumni Engagement & Philanthropy
Boston Latin School Association