Sargent Society

The Sargent Society honors the generosity and foresight of those who have left a legacy to support the future of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Their thoughtful dedication provides a dependable foundation of funding to welcome and engage future generations of visitors and to care for the MFA’s extraordinary collection.

Donors who have provided for the MFA through their wills or trusts, retirement accounts, life income gift arrangements, and other long-term gifts are welcomed into the Sargent Society.

As an expression of our gratitude, Sargent Society supporters receive:

  • Invitations to behind-the-scenes lectures and programs, hosted both in-person and online
  • Updates on upcoming exhibitions and new MFA initiatives
  • Opportunities to meet MFA leadership, curators, and program staff
  • A personal contact at the MFA through the Planned Giving office

The Sargent Society is named in honor of John Singer Sargent’s special relationship with the MFA and Boston. The MFA is fortunate to be home to many of the artist’s most important and beloved works and the John Singer Sargent Archive. The name reflects the Sargent Society’s important role in ensuring that art continues to be celebrated in Boston.

To join the Sargent Society, contact Planned Giving at or 671-369-3193—there is no minimum gift or paperwork required. We look forward to welcoming you!