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 via our online giving form.
 
If you prefer, call us at 617-800-2724 to give by credit card. Please have the following information ready: credit card number, expiration date, gift amount, and what you would like your gift to support.

Check

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

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
Advancement Office
80 Gerry's Landing Road
Cambridge, MA 02138-5512

Securities

The preferred and quickest method of transfer is for your broker to 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 # Z49761885 
  • BB&N’s Federal Tax ID: 04-2103751 
  • Wire to:
    Fidelity Investments  
    P.O. Box 770001  
    Cincinnati, OH 45277-0003
When the transfer takes place, notify the BB&N Business Office:
Email rsavage@bbns.org
Phone 617-800-2781
 
Please forward the following information to:
Meg Macri, BB&N Advancement Office
Email mmacri@bbns.org
Phone 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

For Domestic Wire Transfers & ACH Transactions
 
Wire to:
First Republic Bank  
160 Federal Street  
Boston, MA 02110    
ABA Routing # 321-081-669 
 
For Credit to:
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School  
Account # 80000983461  

When transfer has occurred, notify:
Meg Macri, BB&N Advancement Office
Email: mmacri@bbns.org
Phone: 617-800-2724

Matching Gifts

Your gift could be doubled or tripled by a corporate match.
 
Check this list of corporations with matching gift programs for independent schools to see if your or your partner's employer participates.

IRA Charitable Rollover

For more information about this tax-wise way of giving to BB&N via an Individual Retirement Account, click here
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.
 
1974 Leadership Society 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)

Why Give to BB&N?
Your gift means you believe in our BB&N community and our potential to create a better future. Each contribution demonstrates your trust and faith in our mission: to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students and prepare them for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world.

The BB&N Fund
Making annual gifts to The BB&N Fund allows every area of the school, from academic programs to financial aid to faculty support to campus maintenance, to thrive. 

Visit The BB&N Fund page to learn more
or contact Rebecca Lombardo, Director of The BB&N Fund
Email rlombardo@bbns.org | Phone 617-800-2723

Planned Gifts
As you plan to provide for your family’s future, you may want to support BB&N with a lasting legacy gift that may also benefit 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
  • Name BB&N as the beneficiary of a retirement account (e.g., IRA, 401k), donor advised fund, or insurance policy
  • Receive quarterly payments through a charitable gift annuity or designate a beneficiary to receive then
  • Donate your primary or secondary residence to BB&N, continue to live there, and receive a tax break

Visit our Gift Planning page to learn more
or contact Roger Fussa, Leadership & Planned Giving Officer
Email rfussa@bbns.org | Phone 617-800-2722

Endowment Gifts
We welcome investment in BB&N's future through restricted gifts to the endowment and to capital projects that have been approved and prioritized by the School's administration and the Board of Trustees.

Visit our Endowment Gifts page to learn more
or contact Janet Rosen, Director of Stewardship
Email jrosen@bbns.org | Phone 617-800-2729

The Almy Society
We invite you to join the Almy Society, which recognizes the generosity of alumni/ae, parents, grandparents, and friends who have remembered BB&N in their estate plans through wills, trusts, or other planned gift arrangements. Almy Society members are listed in our annual Report of Giving.

To learn more about BB&N's leadership and loyalty giving societies, visit our Donor Recognition page.