Planned Legacy Giving

Create Your Lasting Legacy

Creating a planned gift through your will or another part of your estate plan enables you to make a difference in the lives of young people in Boston in perpetuity. 

Because of the investments of those who came before us, Thompson Island has a history of almost 200 years as an enduring model of progressive education for Boston area students. With each generation, educational needs have changed and Thompson Island has responded to meet them.

We invite you to become part of this educational legacy. Let your generosity live on.

There are many ways to plan a legacy gift while also taking advantage of potential tax savings and maintaining flexibility if your circumstances change. Below are the most common vehicles you might consider:

Kurt Hahn Society

When you make a legacy gift to Thompson Island Outward Bound through your will or estate plan, you will join a community of like-minded individuals who are committed to transformative education for future generations

Kurt Hahn created a powerful pedagogy of learning through experience. It is therefore entirely fitting that the Kurt Hahn Society was created to honor those who have made legacy gifts that will perpetuate this work to inspire and empower young people.

“I regard it as the foremost task of education to insure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial, and above all, compassion.” —Outward Bound Founder Kurt Hahn


Next Steps

1. Talk to us

We would welcome a conversation with you about how you can benefit Thompson Island Outward Bound as well as your heirs. 

Please contact Laura LeTourneau at 617.830.5132 or legacygiving@thompsonisland.org.

2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor

3. Use our legal name

If you include Thompson Island Outward Bound in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center, Inc.
Address: Box 127, Boston, MA 02127
Federal tax ID number: 04-3027900

4. Keep us informed!

If you have already named Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center in your will or trust, please let us know so we can ensure that your gift is used according to your wishes. We would also like to welcome you to the Kurt Hahn Society, recognizing planned legacy gifts. Information you share will be kept confidential and we respect any desire to remain anonymous.

Please contact Laura LeTourneau at 617.830.5132 or legacygiving@thompsonisland.org.  

Thank you!

Please note that Thompson Island Outward Bound cannot provide legal, tax, or financial advice. We recommend you contact your attorneys or other professional advisors when considering changes to your estate plan.

Thank You

Thank you for your generosity and commitment to the education of Boston's youth.


Thank You

Thank you for your generosity and commitment to the education of Boston's youth.