Planned Giving

The John Bromfield Society honors those who make planned gifts to the Athenæum. Planned gifts include (but aren’t limited to) life income gifts, bequest intentions and gifts of life insurance or retirement plans. The society was named to honor John Bromfield, whose initial bequest of $25,000 in 1846 has grown to more than $6.5 million and has enabled the Library to maintain its distinction as one of the country’s leading research institutions.

To explore planned and other gifts to the BA, contact our Development office: or 617-720-7680