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Strategic Initiatives

Volunteer Endowment Fund
Volunteerism has been a MAB tradition since our earliest days, when MAB was founded by volunteers at the Women’s Educational and Industrial Union (WEIU). MAB’s first Advisory Boards featured such illustrious volunteers as Helen Keller, Julia Ward Howe, and Edward Everett Hale. The first paid staff member wasn’t hired until 1948.
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Sponsor a Classroom
The Ivy Street School has six classrooms with students ranging in age from 13 to 21. The students have a variety of skill levels, cognitive functioning, and physical disabilities. Many have been in traumatic accidents or experienced brain injuries as young children. Others have neurological conditions or have experienced medical problems such as stroke, tumors, or encephalitis.
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Annual Fund

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Bequests are used to support special initiatives and to build our endowment. Bequests make it possible for MAB to invest in new programs, create innovative solutions to emerging problems, and sustain current services. MAB has more than 100 years’ experience helping people with disabilities live full and satisfying lives. Thank you for supporting our mission and our future.

To make a bequest to MAB Community Services, please include the following language in your will:

I give, devise, and bequeath to MAB Community Services the sum of _____________ (or otherwise describe the gift or specify a percentage of the estate).

There are three ways to make a bequest:

1. Specific Bequest: You designate a specific dollar amount, specific percentage, or specific property to MAB Community Services.

2. Residual Bequest: Your estate will pay all debts, taxes, expenses, and specific bequests. The remaining amount -- the residual -- will be transferred to MAB Community Serivces.

3. Contingent Bequest: You can ask that MAB Community Services receive all or a portion of your estate only under certain circumstances. For example, you can name MAB Community Services as a beneficiary of your estate only if there are no surviving close family members. Childless couples sometimes provide for the entire estate to go to the surviving spouse, or if the spouse does not survive, to MAB Community Services.

Please consult with your own tax, legal, or financial planning advisor for more information.


Gifts of appreciated stock

If you wish to donate stocks or bonds electronically please provide your financial institution with the following information. You may also call
David Brown at (617) 732-0241 for more information.


Delivery to DTC Clearing 0164, Code 40
Account: 4214-6475
Account name: MAB Community Services Gift Accounts

Planned Giving

There are many options for planned giving, but in general, a donor makes a major gift to a charity under an arrangement that not only provides a tax deduction but also a continuing source of income for the donor. At the end of the donor’s life, the charity receives the remainder of the gift.

Your financial advisor can provide you with advice and detailed information about these instruments. If you would like to discuss a planned giving opportunity with MAB, please contact our Development Office at (617) 732-0245 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for considering MAB as you plan for the future.

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200 Ivy Street
Brookline, MA 02446

799 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606
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