Planned Giving & Bequests

Lawton Hall Spring 2015Leaving a Philanthropic Legacy

The Brattleboro Retreat was established in 1834 with a $10,000 bequest from Anna Hunt Marsh. The impact of her powerful example resonates to this day, and reminds us of the good that come from leaving a philanthropic legacy.

The following suggestions offer basic language you can use
to establish a bequest to the Brattleboro Retreat:

  • "I give the sum of $ _____ [or _____ percent] of my estate to the Brattleboro Retreat."
  • "I give all [or _____ percent] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to the Brattleboro Retreat."

Your Bequest Can Be Designated for a Specific Purpose,

such as:

  • an endowment
  • a named fund.

We encourage you (or your attorney) to discuss your wishes with representatives of the Brattleboro Retreat's Office of Development to ensure that your intentions can be fulfilled and will match the Retreat's short- and long-term objectives.

If you have already included the Brattleboro Retreat in your estate plans, please let us know so we can include your intentions in our records and makes sure they are carried out in a timely and accurate way.

For more information about the Brattleboro Retreat's Planned Giving Program, please contact our
Office of Development at 802-258-6898. You can also write to us at:

Brattleboro Retreat
Office of Development
Anna Marsh Lane
P.O. Box 803
Brattleboro, VT   05302

Or, send us an email at

Click here to make an online donation to The Fund for the Brattleboro Retreat.

Click here for information on making a gift of stock.