The Bourne Society

The Bourne Society

What will your legacy be? 

The Bourne Society provides the opportunity to recognize people who have included the Museum in their estate plans and have informed the Museum of this commitment. Throughout the distinguished history of the Museum, many individuals had the foresight and generosity to plan for its future support.  During these uncertain economic times, New Bedford Whaling Museum donors are focusing on the future, ensuring that their philanthropic interest in the Museum will not be affected by the unpredictability of the economy.  Today, a new generation is being called upon to continue this tradition of philanthropy.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Bourne Society, contact Alison Smart, Director of Development, at (508) 997-0046 or asmart@whalingmuseum.org to discuss leaving a bequest, designating the Museum as a beneficiary of your retirement account, or setting up a Charitable Remainder Trust.