Can planned gifts make a difference to the Center and gift givers alike? The answer is an emphatic yes! Since its founding, when the Center was just created, friends of the Center have chosen planned giving as a means of supporting the Center and benefiting their families. Such gifts create an abiding and important connection with the Center.

In 2019 there is a wide range of options for making planned gifts. In many ways there is an option to fit every family’s circumstances. From bequests to gift annuities to remainder trusts to gifts of artwork and beyond, there are smart and creative ways to advance the Center’s mission and avail yourself of tax benefits and life income.

The process begins with the decision to learn more.  We welcome your call or e-mail and stand ready to work closely with you to bring your gift to fruition.

The Athinoula A. Martinos Center makes a greater impact in the world because of its history of planned gifts and individuals who have made a powerful difference. We hope that you will accept our invitation to explore planned giving, and we very much look forward to hearing from you.

To start the discussion please contact me at 617-643-3724 or


William Shaw
Executive Director