Planned Giving

Including the Cambridge Historical Society (CHS) in your estate plans allows you to make a profound and lasting impact on the future of the CHS ensuring that our archives and collections will be cared for - and accessible to the public - for years to come.
You may leave a specific dollar amount, a set percentage of your estate, or a particular property to the CHS. You can also name the CHS as the beneficiary of your retirement plan, life insurance policy, bank account, mutual fund, charitable remainder trust, or charitable lead trust. Each of these options may help you reduce your estate taxes. Cambridge Historical Society tax ID# is 04-6032737

You Can Create a Legacy at Any Age
• At age 25, you can name the CHS as a beneficiary of your retirement account
• At age 45, you can decide to include the CHS as a beneficiary of your life insurance plan
• At age 55, consider naming the CHS as a contingent beneficiary of your estate plans
• At age 65, you can make a life income gift to plan for your retirement while ensuring the future of the CHS.

We would like to thank you and celebrate your generosity!  If you have provided for the CHS in your estate plans and would like to be acknowledged with our other generous donors,  please contact us at 617-547-4252 or email at 

Friends of the CHS are urged to consult their financial or legal advisors when considering estate planning options.