Planned gifts and bequests are significant ways to support the New England Aquarium’s future endeavors.

There are a variety of ways to make a planned gift, and we are happy to work with you and your advisors regarding specific language for bequests or other planned gifts. Please consider leaving a legacy by remembering the Aquarium in your estate plans.

Some of the options you have:

  • Include us in your estate plans with a bequest
    • New England Aquarium’s tax ID number (EIN) is: 04-2297514
    • I give and bequeath to The Trustees of the New England Aquarium, a Massachusetts not-for-profit corporation, the sum of ___________ Dollars {or all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate} to be used for the purposes of the Aquarium.
  • Choose the New England Aquarium as a beneficiary of your retirement plans
  • Consider donating your minimum annual distribution from your IRA
  • Speak with your financial planner or estate attorney about setting up a Charitable Remainder Trust, a Charitable Annuity Trust, or a Charitable Unitrust that benefits the Aquarium and potentially decreases the taxable portion of your estate.

To explore opportunities for making a special or planned gift, please contact:

Robin Elkins
Vice President, Development

Planned Giving Society

The Planned Giving Society recognizes those individuals who have included the New England Aquarium in their estate plans. The Society holds special events for members and recognizes them in our annual Year in Review.

Have you already included us in your estate plans? Let us know so you can be added to the Planned Giving Society list!