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GIVE TO THE CONGREGATIONAL LIBRARY

Support the Congregational Library & Archives

A gift to the Congregational Library & Archives supports the ongoing interpretation and preservation of the Congregational story. With over 400 years of history to curate, your gift allows the library to

  • build on the strengths of our collection by acquiring new items;

  • present in-person, hybrid, and virtual programs to several thousand viewers annually on topics ranging from church archive stewardship to the Salem witch trials;

  • preserve our landmark location and magnificent historic reading room; and,

  • welcome scholars and researchers to explore our collection and add to our understanding of the Congregational story.

 

There are Several Easy Ways to Give to the CLA's Ongoing Work

  • Online
  • By Phone

    To make a gift by credit card over the phone, please call Heather Kurtz, Director of Development, at 617-523-0470 ext. 230.

  • By Mail

    We gladly accept donations sent via mail to our office at 14 Beacon Street in Boston, Massachusetts. Checks made payable to the Congregational Library & Archives may be sent to:

    Congregational Library & Archives    
    Office of Development    
    ℅ Heather Kurtz    
    14 Beacon Street    
    Boston, MA  02108

  • In-Kind Donation

    We also invite you to make an in-kind donation to the CLA's collection to help us build this important archive. In-kind donations to the collection can include books, manuscripts, and works of art, as well as other items. Learn more about what materials we accept in our Collection Development Policy. For more information, please contact the please contact Heather Kurtz, Director of Development, at hkurtz@14beacon.org or at 617-523-0470 ext. 230.

  • Honorary Gift

    Remember those dear to you in a meaningful way with a memorial tribute to the Congregational Library & Archives. For further information please contact Heather Kurtz, Director of Development, at hkurtz@14beacon.org or at 617-523-0470 ext. 230.

  • Planned Giving and Bequests

    The Tappan Society was established in memory of two great financial benefactors with a passion for social justice. In the 1840s and 1850s, merchants Arthur and Lewis Tappan represented the best of the Congregational tradition, funding the work of abolitionists and personally sponsoring the 1841 rescue of Amistad captives in 1841.

    Members of the Tappan Society who have identified gifts or bequests to the library in their estate planning are recognized in the Annual Report and invited to occasional special events. For bequest language or to inform the library of your planned gift, please contact Heather Kurtz, Director of Development, at hkurtz@14beacon.org or at 617-523-0470 ext. 230.

  • Donor Advised Funds

    Contact your donor advised fund administrator to recommend a gift in support of the CLA today. Your administrator can make a check payable to the Congregational Library & Archives and mail it to:

    Congregational Library & Archives  
    Office of Development  
    ℅ Heather Kurtz  
    14 Beacon Street  
    Boston, MA  02108

 

If you have any further questions or would like to discuss any of our giving options, please feel free to contact Heather Kurtz, Director of Development, at hkurtz@14beacon.org or at 617-523-0470 ext. 230.

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