Ways to Give

Credit Card

Giving to BB&N by credit card is secure, easy, and fast. Use your Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card to make your gift using our online giving form.

If you prefer, you can make a gift by credit card by calling us at 617-800-2724. Please have the following information ready when you call: credit card number, expiration date, gift amount, and what you’d like your gift to support.

Check

Please send your check, payable to BB&N, to :

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
Office of External Affairs
80 Gerry's Landing Road
Cambridge, MA 02138-5512.

Securities

The preferred and quickest method of transfer is to have your broker initiate an electronic transfer to BB&N’s Fidelity Investments account. Your broker needs to know (and may request in writing): 

  • Type and number of securities to be given (example: 100 shares of IBM) 
  • DTC #: 0226 
  • Credit to: Buckingham Browne & Nichols School: Account Number Z49761885 
  • BB&N’s Federal Tax ID: 04-2103751 
  • Wire to:
    Fidelity Investments  
    P.O. Box 770001  
    Cincinnati, OH 45277-0003

Please Notify: BB&N Business Office when transfer is made at: rsavage@bbns.org; 617-800-2781.  
 
Please forward the below information to: Meg Macri in the Advancement Office at: mmacri@bbns.org; 617-800-2724.  

  • Type and number of securities to be given
  • Your broker’s name, company, and telephone number
  • Approximate value of the gift
  • Anticipated date of the gift
  • Designation of gift (BB&N Fund or Capital Gift) 

The gift will be valued on the day that the securities are received into BB&N’s account. The mean market value on that day is used to determine the value of the gift for tax purposes.

Wire Transfer

Domestic Wire Transfer Instructions
 
Wire to:
First Republic Bank  
160 Federal Street  
Boston, MA  02110    
ABA Routing No:  321-081-669 
 
For Credit to: Buckingham Browne & Nichols School  
Account Number 80000983461  

Notify: Meg Macri, BB&N Office of External Affairs, 617-800-2724; mmacri@bbns.org when transfer has occurred 
 
ACH Transactions Instructions
 
Transfer to:
First Republic Bank  
160 Federal Street  
Boston, MA  02110    
ABA Routing No:  321-081-669 
 
For Credit to: Buckingham Browne & Nichols School  
Account Number 80000983461  

Notify: Meg Macri, BB&N Office of External Affairs, 617-800-2724; mmacri@bbns.org when transfer has occurred 

Matching Gifts

The impact of your gift could be doubled or tripled by a corporate match made by your or your partner’s employer. A complete list of the corporations with matching gift programs for independent schools is available by clicking here.

IRA Charitable Rollover

For more information about this tax-wise way of giving, click here

Planned Gifts

As you plan to provide for your family’s future, you can extend your support for BB&N with a gift that makes a lasting impact and also benefits you and/or your loved ones.

  • You can provide for BB&N in your will with a specific gift amount or a percentage of your estate.
  • You or a beneficiary can receive quarterly payments through a charitable gift annuity.
  • You can name BB&N as the beneficiary of a retirement account (e.g., IRA, 401k), donor advised fund, or insurance policy.
  • You can donate your primary or secondary residence to BB&N, continue to live there, and receive a tax break.

Learn more about these and other options on our Planned Giving page.

The Almy Society recognizes the generosity of the alumni/ae, parents, grandparents, and friends who have remembered the School in their estate plans through wills, trusts, or other planned gift arrangements. Members are listed in our Annual Report of Giving.

For more information, contact Janet Rosen, Director of Stewardship.

Endowment Gifts

BB&N welcomes the support of members of our community who wish to invest in the School’s future through gifts to the endowment, and to specific capital projects to renovate and enhance BB&N’s physical plant as identified by the Board of Trustees and School administration. Visit our Endowment Page for more information and a list of many of BB&N's endowed and spendable funds. 

If you are interested in making an endowed or capital gift to BB&N, please contact Janet Rosen, Director of Stewardship. 

The 1974 Leadership Society recognizes donors of $2,500 or more in a given fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) for either unrestricted or restricted purposes.
visit our donor recognition page for more information on BB&N's giving societies. 
Membership Levels:

Renaissance Associates:
$100,000 and above
Cantabrigian Associates:
$50,000 - $99,999
Comitas Associates:
$25,000 - $49,999
Litterae Associates:
$10,000 - $24,999
Honestas Associates:
$5,000 - $9,999
Founders: $2,500 - $4,999

1974 Young Alumni/ae Leadership Society Membership Levels

Civis Associates:
$1,000 - $2,499
(Graduates of the last two decades)
Affinitas Associates:
$100 - $999
(Graduates of the last decade)