Bequests & Estate Gifts

A Legacy that supports Christian Science healing

Your bequest through your estate plan or will helps ensure the availability of the Benevolent Association and its Christian Science nursing services and Training School for future generations.

All assets including cash, securities, real estate, and tangible personal property can be transferred to Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association.

  • Sample bequest language
    I give ( _______ dollars) or ( ______ percent of the residue
    of my estate) or (the following property) to Chestnut Hill
    Benevolent Association, 910 Boylston Street, Chestnut
    Hill, Massachusetts, for its general charitable purposes.

Gifts of a retirement asset or insurance policy
Include the BA as a designated beneficiary of your IRA or life insurance policy. Assets gifted to charitable organizations have the advantage of being excluded from income taxes.

Gifts that produce life income
A charitable gift annuity provides financial support for the BA and gives you a charitable tax deduction and income stream for life. The minimum contribution is $5,000. You and/or a loved one will receive a fixed, quarterly annuity payment, at an attractive interest rate, for life. Your annuity interest rate does not fluctuate with stock market changes or inflation.


IRS Tax-Exempt Status:
Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Tax Identification Number:



  For more information,

Please contact Jennie Christensen,
Director of Development, at 1-800-662-9937 ext. 2116 or



Please note: This is not meant to be legal or tax advice.
Please consult with your investment advisor or tax professional to determine the consequences of your gift.